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Three young boys hop along wood rounds in Dyffryn Gardens' play area

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 bee flying around a cluster of white cherry blossom in bloom. A pocket of pollen is visible on one of the bee's legs.

Explore bee-friendly gardens 

Find out where you can explore the most bee-friendly gardens in our care, filled with these pollinators' favourite flowers as well as beehives to call home.

A family walk along a garden path surrounded by daffodils

Easter egg hunts 

The Easter weekend may be over, but we still have many Easter adventures happening at the places in our care. Each trail includes bunny ears, activities inspired by nature and a chocolate Easter egg to take home.

Rudyard Kipling's writing desk in the study at Bateman's, East Sussex

Places with literary connections 

Visit some of the places we look after that have inspired famous writers, playwrights and poets, including the homes of Beatrix Potter, Virginia Woolf and Thomas Hardy.

Start your journey of discovery

Delve into history, get tips from our experts, learn a new skill and go behind the scenes of your favourite places.

Things to see and do

Multiple origami blossom flowers

How to make an origami blossom 

Try our step-by-step origami tutorial and fill the world with blossom. Make flowers in different sizes and colours to decorate your home or give to friends and family.

Skylark at Lyme Park, Cheshire in June

Our guide to identifying birdsong 

There are more than 600 known bird species in the UK and their calls are an important clue when bird spotting. Listen to our selection of distinctive songs to get you started.

Professor Mary Beard stood behind a podium giving a talk

Octavia Hill Lecture 

The annual Octavia Hill Lecture is an opportunity for respected voices and commentators to lead us in reflecting on nature, beauty and history. Watch the 2024 lecture with guest speaker Professor Mary Beard. After the lecture, Professor Beard was in conversation with Gus Casely-Hayford.

NARCISSUS 'THE INCOMPARABLE DAFFODIL' by Georg Ehret, 1753. Botanical illustration situated in Gallery IV (the Botanical Gallery) at Dudmaston, Shropshire.

Spring scenes in our collections 

Spring's promise of new beginnings has been an inspiration to artists and designers for centuries. Discover spring through some of its most evocative depictions in the collections and objects we care for.

Support our cause

Magnolia tree and daffodils on a sunny day in the Walled Garden at Nymans, West Sussex

Plant a Tree 

Trees provide vital habitats for a range of wildlife and are one of the best natural defences against climate change. This is why we're aiming to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030. Donate to Plant a Tree and make a difference.

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Illustration showing a young Sir Isaac Newton, Paul McCartney and Beatrix Potter against a colourful background

Apply for the Time + Space Award 

Do you have a world-changing idea? If you're aged 16-25, we want to hear your big idea and give you the chance to bring it to life at Sir Isaac Newton's home, where he discovered gravity.

Holidays and shopping

The exterior of Stackpole Cottage, Pembrokeshire

Whisk the family away for May half term 

Escape with the family on a half-term getaway. Head to our coastal cottages for rockpool adventures or choose a woodland hideaway next to a network of cycle trails.

Two orange metal butterflies hung on a garden pegoda

Décor for your outdoor space 

Prepare your patio for sunny days ahead. Find stylish garden furniture, solar-powered lighting and decorative wall art for your green space.

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire


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