Things to do

Discover what's on, find an event or get some inspiration for activities to do on your own or with family and friends... you won't be short of things to do at our places

Visitors exploring a trail at Blea Tarn in Little Langdale, Cumbria
Walkers and their dogs at Blea Tarn in Eskdale and Duddon Valley, Cumbria

Inspiration for the year ahead 

How do you make this year the best yet? Whether your aim is to get active, learn new skills, plan a holiday or meet new people, we've got plenty of ways to help you get stuck in and make a difference along the way.

A frosty winter walk

How walking in nature can help wellbeing 

Going on a walk can revive us. Whether you’re exploring quiet forests or looking out over a rugged headland towards the sea, spending time in nature can give you a sense of peace and a breather from the stresses of daily life. Experts from our recommended outdoor retail partner Cotswold Outdoor and our rangers share their thoughts on why walking in nature means so much.

A group gather to go star gazing on a clear night

Top spots for stargazing 

The big, open skies of the countryside let you see thousands of stars sparkling at night. Take a look at our top spots for stargazing.

Podcast host Alan Power interviewing the gardening team at Stowe

Listen to podcasts from the National Trust 

Did you know that we now produce podcasts? You can download episodes for free on a variety of subjects, from the stories behind our gardens, collections and outdoor places, to the houses that helped shape and influence the work of great writers.

What's on

Plan your perfect day out. We've a wide variety of events taking place all year round, for all the family to enjoy

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