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 summer

A girl making seed bombs
Courgette chilli and mint salad
Light Bites

Courgette chilli and mint salad 

If you're looking for a light lunch or a tasty side salad that's a little bit different then this courgette chilli and mint salad is just what you need. The delicate balance of flavours are perfect for the summer.

Silhouette of a musician against the sunrise

Relive DAWNS 

On 16 May over 7,000 members of the public took part in DAWNS, a live musical broadcast created by artists non zero one in collaboration with the National Trust. Revisit the experience with this brand new film that goes behind the scenes into the musicians’ homes where they performed. You can also share your thoughts and images of the event through the DAWNS website.

Tim Peake reading Isaac Newton's Principia in space

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. In our latest episode featuring astronaut Tim Peake, we’ll explore how nature inspired and enabled man’s (and woman’s) most epic adventures.

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A Meissen Berlin Tea Service

The history of tea at our places 

Take a look at the history of our favourite brew. Discover when the tea-drinking craze first started, how fashion was inspired by afternoon tea and where the first National Trust cup of tea was served.

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Sunflowers at Rhosili and South Gower Coast, Wales

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