Working holidays

Wake up in a beautiful location, spend the day helping out with conservation activities to keep our places special, and make great new friends on one of our working holidays

Volunteer clearing bracken on a National Trust Working Holiday
Volunteers on a working holiday at Bosigran Farm, Cornwall

Types of holiday 

From archaeology to helping out behind the scenes at one of our houses, cleaning beaches to building walls, you can learn all sorts of new skills while helping keep places special.

Working Holidays 2017 (PDF) 

Download our information pack on the working holidays taking place in 2017.

Staff and volunteers at Basildon Park, Berkshire

Essential information 

Find out all the essential information you'll need to know about your National Trust working holiday

Contact us  

If you have any questions, or would like to find out more about our working holidays, contact our Holidays Team on 0344 800 3099 or send us an email.

Volunteers on a National Trust Working Holiday, at Bosigran Farm, Cornwall.

Working Holiday leaders  

National Trust staff are in charge on the work site but it is volunteer leaders who are responsible for making your holiday enjoyable.

olunteer taking photographs on a National Trust Working Holiday, during a guided walk around the landscape of Bosigran Farm, Cornwall
" This is my third working holiday and I have enjoyed each one, learning new skills and understanding more about the work the National Trust does to conserve our beautiful countryside and of course making new friends."
- Vera Reeves

Youth Discovery working holidays

Follow 15 young volunteers on a Youth Discovery holiday restoring woodland to coastal heath on Exmoor.

Book a working holiday

On your next holiday why not try something different. From digging at a real life archaeological site to building walls and helping out behind the scene at one of our houses, you can try all sorts of activities and learn new skills.