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

Two children and their mother walking between vegetable plots

Summer fun

Walks with the family in the beautiful National Nature Reserve that is Dovedale

Top summer walks 

There's nothing quite like taking a stroll surrounded by nature in the summer time. Enjoy a summer walk through the countryside, coast, parkland and gardens we look after. We’ve chosen some of our favourite trails full of flowers, wildlife and wonderful views.

Harvesting potatoes in the Kitchen Garden at Ham House, London

Get a taste of what's in season for August 

August is an abundant month for so many different vegetables, including cucumbers, one of Britain's favourites. Find out from our gardening experts which fruits and vegetables are best to harvest or buy this month and serve up a storm at home.

More for families
Have fun with 'Get set, go' cards at a place near you

Prepare to get set, go! 

At many of the places we look after, you'll be able to pick up a 'Get set, go' activity card — or, if you prefer, download them below to take with you — to inspire your summer adventure. These activity cards have lots of ways to enjoy summer activities, such as 'Find your way' to explore new paths and discover different natural textures, or 'Feel the beat' to tune in to the sounds and rhythms of nature. Each activity is designed to have fun with what's around you and explore the simple things this summer.

Summertime adventures

Glanville Fritillary 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 precious places and the wildlife that live there.


Enjoy access to more than 500 places with National Trust membership. Join today and help protect nature, beauty and history — for everyone, for ever.