Things to do

Get inspiration for activities to enjoy wherever you are and at our places. You won't be short of things to do, outdoors and indoors, as well as at home and in the garden

Kids examning bugs
A family enjoying the roses at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Fragrant rose gardens 

Take a stroll through one of the many rose gardens coming into bloom this summer. There are hundreds of varieties to discover, so you're sure to find at least one you love. Perhaps even pick up some hints and tips for growing roses at home.

 Visitors playing table tennis at Osterley Park and House, London

Summer family activities for every adventurer 

There's lots of summer family activities at places near you. We've got nature trails to keep the kids entertained and sporty challenges to get your heart racing, peaceful gardens to discover and outdoor games for fun afternoons. Pick up a 'Come out and play' activity card when you visit and see what adventure you'll be having this summer.

Living history renactor demonstrating Roman hand-weaving to two children

Celebrating the Festival of Archaeology 

The UK’s biggest annual celebration of archaeology is back, running between 16 and 31 July 2022. Why not experience the past with living history demonstrations, get a closer look at excavations or join a virtual Q&A with our archaeology experts?


How to care for your precious objects 

From wedding dresses and family photos to heirloom silver and porcelain, learn how to care for your most precious belongings with these handy guides compiled by our conservation experts.

More for families
Giants causeway bee box 9

How to build a bee box 

Bee populations have been dwindling in recent years and building homes is just one way of encouraging them to stick around. If you want to attract more bees into your garden, follow these steps to build your own bee box.

Garden adventures

Things to do at home

An Adonis blue butterfly

Give back to nature 

More than ever before, nature has been our source of comfort during difficult times. But climate change is accelerating the decline of these green spaces. Nature gives us so much – donate today and help us protect these places and the wildlife that lives there.


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