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

Winter play woodland at Killerton, Devon
Children looking at Percy the Park Keeper and friends picture board

Explore Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trails 

Percy the Park Keeper needs your help this winter. Join Percy and his animal friends on a fun family activity trail at many of the places in our care this January and February and give nature a helping hand.

A winter walk at Croome

Top winter walks 

Head outside and enjoy the winter countryside with one of these great walks. There are lots of garden and countryside strolls to explore, blustery coastal walks and places to spot winter wildlife.

Leeks growing in the Walled Garden at Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

What's in season: January 

Leeks are on the menu in the first month of the year. In the garden, it's time to prune back your fruit trees to make sure you get fabulous fruit later in the year.

More for families
Making food for birds

How to make fat cakes for birds 

Would you like to give the birds in your neighbourhood a helping hand this winter? Fat cakes are a great way to keep your feathered friends happy and full over the winter and early spring. Learn how to make fat cakes to entice birds into your garden.

Garden adventures


How to care for your precious objects 

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


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