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Visitors stopping for a photo opportunity at Polesden Lacey, Surrey | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Family-friendly places to visit

Looking for a day out that'll keep the whole family entertained? Find the best family-friendly places to visit and discover the fun-filled activities on offer as part of our Summer of Play, sponsored by Starling Bank and supported by Sport England.

Family-friendly things to do

A family walking along a path in a wood with lush green planting
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Family-friendly walks 

Go on a family-friendly walk with these trails suitable for buggies and children. Go wild in natural play areas and compete in woodland den building.

Two children and an adult playing with building blocks in a grassy field with trees in the background
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Top natural play areas for kids 

There's nothing quite like playing outdoors. Discover the best natural play areas where children can run wild at the places in our care.

A family exploring the Adam Tower at Chirk Castle, Wrexham.
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Family-friendly castles to visit 

Looking for enchanting family days out? Look no further than these fairy-tale castles, perfect for days out with little knights and dragon-slayers.

Two girls exploring the woodland trails at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ 

Fancy running free in the fresh air, learning new skills and trying new things? Grab your gear and start your adventure.

Summer of Play

A young boy in a wheelchair is helped by an adult to pull a bow and arrow as he practices archery at Attingham Park, Shropshire

Fun-filled activities for everyone

Get ready for a summer full of fun with activities to cater for everyone as part of our Summer of Play, sponsored by Starling Bank. Try your hand at a game of cricket, follow a nature trail through wide-open spaces, spark your creativity with arts and crafts workshops or play dress up and put on a performance for your friends and family. With plenty of snacks and sandwiches in our cafés and shady picnic spots to choose from, bring everyone together for an adventurous day out at a place you love.

A family having a picnic on the grass as children play in the background
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Our partnership with Starling Bank 

As well as sponsoring our Summer of Play, Starling Bank are funding nature workshops for school children and supporting our peatland restoration work as part of our three-year partnership.

Family-friendly places to visit

    Visitors exploring the sand dunes and the woodland at Formby, Liverpool

    Where will you visit next?

    Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.