Things to do

Get some inspiration for activities to do on your own or with family... you won't be short of things to do at home or in the garden this spring.

A girl making seed bombs
Playing outside at Sutton House, London

Join in the Festival of Mischief 

Inspired by the history of mischief at Seaton Delaval Hall, we've created a Festival of Mischief to keep you and your family entertained during the May half-term break. We've got top tips from comedians on putting on a family comedy show, dressing up, weird and wonderful objects, kitchen mayhem, and much more.

Cattle on a misty morning in June on the Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

Dawns to brighten your day 

Wake up with the birds and make the most of those extra hours of morning daylight. Whether it’s learning how to identify birdsong or watching how the golden hour transforms the appearance of your street, there’s plenty of reasons to fall in love with the morning again.

Pallets and pipes stacked up to create bug hotel

Make a home for wildlife 

Making a home for wildlife is no. 36 of our '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities. Different animals need different homes, what sort of home will you choose to make?

Codger's Fort on the estate at Wallington, Northumberland

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.

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Tapestry depicting the Homecoming of Ulysses

Explore our collections online 

There are around 650 tapestries in the historic houses we care for. It's the largest collection of tapestries in Britain and one of the biggest in the world. Get closer to some of the most exceptional ones.

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For 125 years, people like you have helped us protect some of the UK's best-loved places. Everyone needs nature, beauty and green spaces now more than ever. But our income has dropped sharply due to the coronavirus crisis. As a charity, we rely on donations. Please give what you can to help us look after these places, so people and nature can thrive.

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