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 relaxing in the garden at Allan Bank and Grasmere, Cumbria
Luna cinema at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Outdoor spots for theatre, music and film 

From Shakespeare on stage to jazz on the lawn and Oscar-winning movies on the silver screen, join the outdoor theatre, music and film events at some of the most spectacular places we look after.

Fingle Bridge in May

A beginner's guide to forest bathing 

Forest bathing is the practice of spending time among trees, which has been recognised for its benefits to the mind and body. If you've never tried it before, this handy guide will give you some top tips and places to go, so you can return to your roots.

Young girl sat on the grass looking out over the hills at Leith Hill

Send us your best shots 

Our annual photography competition is now open for entries. This year we're looking for an outstanding image to feature on our 2020 Handbook, on the theme of 'places that make you feel good'. Show us how your visits to a favourite National Trust countryside spot, or newly-discovered garden or historic house, can inspire you and change the way you feel.

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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