Events

Cilgerran Castle, near Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, Wales – Turning a Norman castle Welsh!

May 23rd, 2013 | By

A week of activities and trails for all ages celebrating the National Urdd Eisteddfod held nearby.Cilgerran Castle, near Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, Waleshttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Cilgerran Castle, near Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, Wales There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what programs are available, and what the benefits are can be found at the following page: http://www.justabouttravel.net/membership/



Saltram, Plymouth, Devon, England – Wild in the Wood

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Join our Forest School leader for a creative day of woodland activities and games. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry no dogs.Saltram, Plymouth, Devon, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Saltram, Plymouth, Devon, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what programs are available, and what the benefits are can be found at the following page: http://www.justabouttravel.net/membership/



Wimpole Estate, Royston, Cambridgeshire, England – Wild About Bats

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Discover some of the many bat species found at Wimpole on this guided walk into the parkWimpole Estate, Royston, Cambridgeshire, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Wimpole Estate, Royston, Cambridgeshire, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what programs are available, and what the benefits are can be found at the following page: http://www.justabouttravel.net/membership/



Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, England – Vita at Knole

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Free exhibition celebrating the centenary of Vita Sackville-Wests wedding to Harold Nicolson in Knoles chapel. Complements year-long exhibition at Sissinghurst. See vivid snapshots of Vitas early life here at Knole, displayed in the Orangery. Go into the house and discover the rooms that were precious to her, described in her own words.Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use [...]



Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England – A Royal Celebration

May 23rd, 2013 | By

The evening will begin with a glass of champagne and canapes follwoed by a three course dinner inspired by the Queens visit to Waddesdon in 1995.Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what programs are available, and what the benefits are can be found at the following page: http://www.justabouttravel.net/membership/



Mottistone Manor Garden, Mottistone, near Brighstone, Isle of Wight, England – Wildzone: Mottistone Moth Night

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Discover what amazing moths inhabit the night skies of Mottistone. In the evening we will be setting light traps and looking for moths around the garden. Then well return the following day at 0830 am to see what has been caught in the light traps and to discover what amazing moths inhabit the night skies of MottistoneThe Wildzone is a programme of hands-on activities for accompanied children aged 5-13, introducing them to nature. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Sorry no dogs.Mottistone [...]



Chartwell, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England – 50 Things in the Garden

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Come to Chartwell to tackle some of the 50 things to do before youre 11 3/4. Make your own kite and learn to fly it, make a daisy chain or a grass trumpet, set up a snail race, and more. The first weekend of the months of May through August will showcase the various 50 things activities possible in the gardens at Chartwell.Chartwell, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Chartwell, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and [...]



Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, England – A wedding at Woolsthorpe

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Join us in June when the Manor House will be decorated to show the preparations for the seventeenth-century wedding of Isaac Newtons half-sister Mary to Thomas Pilkington of Belton-in-Rutland!Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what programs are available, and what the benefits are can be found [...]



The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, near Evesham, Worcestershire, England – Asparagus Festival – Ashdown Farm, Badsey, WR11 7PA

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Roll up, roll up for a tub-thumping mix of magical music, the freshest of food, fascinating farm and country crafts, frolicsome fun, barrels of beer . and awesome asparagus!Its chilled atmosphere will make it the top choice for families who fancy being funky. Its location, slap in the heart of England, makes it a doddle to reach from anywhere in the country.For ticket info visit www.asparafest.co.ukThe Fleece Inn, Bretforton, near Evesham, Worcestershire, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, near Evesham, Worcestershire, England There are many organisations in [...]



Birmingham Back to Backs, Birmingham, West Midlands, England – A victorian washday

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Step back in time and experience all that a wash day entails for a Victorian family living in a Back to Back. Step back in time and experience all that a wash day entails for a Victorian family living in a Back to Back. Watch our volunteers working hard in the brew house to get the families washing cleaned by hand in just one day. Even have a go yourself at filling the copper, beating the dolly or working the mangle.Birmingham Back to Backs, Birmingham, [...]



Bideford Bay and Hartland, Bideford Bay and Hartland, Devon, England – Bucks Mills Cabin open day with the Burton Art Gallery

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Join us for a unique open day at the Bucks Mills Cabin to explore the Cabin and meet with the Burton Art Gallerys Collection and Exhibition Officer Warren Collum. This is a rare opportunity to see inside The Cabin. In addition to National Trust staff on site to answer questions, the Burtons Collection and Exhibition Officer, Warren Collum, will be on site with examples of Ackland and Edwards work from the Burtons collection and to discuss the importance of the artists to the region and [...]



Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Gwynedd, Wales – Botanical Art Course

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Debbie Devauden is a botanical artist inspired by the countryside around her and her own garden. Join Debbie for a one day course and learn how to draw a botanical subject from the beautiful gardens. All botanical and artist materials are provided.Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Gwynedd, Waleshttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Gwynedd, Wales There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what programs are [...]



Peckover House and Garden, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England – Behind the Scenes tour

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Explore parts of the property not normally open to visitors. Note: the tour will involve several flights of stairs. Explore parts of the property not normally open to visitors. Note: the tour will involve several flights of stairs.Peckover House and Garden, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Peckover House and Garden, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what programs are available, and [...]



Mottisfont, near Romsey, Hampshire, England – Celebrating the roses

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Join us this month as we celebrate our world-class garden of old roses. Graham Stuart Thomas brought his unique collection of shrub roses to Mottisfont in 1972, and began to create his famous walled garden, one of only 6 in the world to be in the Rose Garden Hall of Fame.We have a range of events this June to celebrate the fragrance, colour and history of our rose collection, from exclusive evening openings and specialist talks to painting master classes. Mottisfont, near Romsey, Hampshire, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Mottisfont, [...]



Hinton Ampner, Alresford, Hampshire, England – Build a den – 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Enjoy an outdoor adventure and learn to build your own woodland den. As part of the National Trusts 50 things to do before youre 11 3/4 campaign we are having a weekend of fun, learning how to build your own woodland hideaway. Our expert den builders will be on hand to help you learn the woodland skills you need.Hinton Ampner, Alresford, Hampshire, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Hinton Ampner, Alresford, Hampshire, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in [...]



Coggeshall Grange Barn, Colchester, Essex, England – D.O.T. productions present Finding Alice

May 23rd, 2013 | By

A magical reworking of Lewis Carrolls best loved fairytale Finding Alice follows a young girl as she drifts off to sleep and into a dreamland where she meets the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse and the White Rabbit on a surreal journey through WonderlandCoggeshall Grange Barn, Colchester, Essex, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Coggeshall Grange Barn, Colchester, Essex, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what programs [...]



Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, England – Classic and Performance Car Spectacular

May 23rd, 2013 | By

The 27th year for one of Britains best and most popular classic car events. Around 2,000 classic, vintage and performance cars are on show and around 80 of Britains top club displays The 27th year for one of Britains best and most popular classic car events. Around 2,000 classic, vintage and performance cars are on show and around 80 of Britains top club displays including Jaguar, Lotus, Mercedes Benz and a special Italian car club feature. Massive 3-day Cheshire autojumble with classic car-mart. General trade [...]



Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland – Chapel Island Walk

May 23rd, 2013 | By

A fascinating walk with a Strangford Lough warden – from Mount Stewart, across the sand flats, to nearby Chapel Island. You will discover some of the areas remarkable archaeological features and an abundance of wildlife which makes Strangford Lough so special.Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Irelandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in [...]



Claremont Landscape Garden, Esher, Surrey, England – Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Storytelling

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Bring along Teddy and a picnic followed by storytelling in the Thatched Cottage at 1.30pmClaremont Landscape Garden, Esher, Surrey, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Claremont Landscape Garden, Esher, Surrey, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what programs are available, and what the benefits are can be found at the following page: http://www.justabouttravel.net/membership/



River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf, Guildford, Surrey, England – Painting with Mel Cambridge

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Enjoy a days painting at Dapdune Wharf with local artist, Melanie Cambridge. Watch a demonstration, take a sketching tour of the Wharf before creating your own masterpiece.River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf, Guildford, Surrey, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf, Guildford, Surrey, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what programs are available, and what the benefits [...]



Lyveden New Bield, near Oundle, Northamptonshire, England – Discovery Tours at Lyveden

May 23rd, 2013 | By

A guided tour around the main features of the Garden and the Garden Lodge. A gentle stroll with a Guide around the main features of Lyveden. Opportunities for questions and we hope to provide the answers! The Tour lasts about 90 minutes.Lyveden New Bield, near Oundle, Northamptonshire, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Lyveden New Bield, near Oundle, Northamptonshire, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what [...]



Cliveden, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, England – Trees in the Garden walks

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Join Senior Gardener Pete on a free walk through the Gardens looking at our ornamental and native trees. Meeting at the Information Centre at 2pm, the walk will be going off paths so do have suitable footwear.Cliveden, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Cliveden, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what programs are available, and what the benefits are can be found [...]



Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall, England – Herbaceous Borders workshop

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Learn about planting and care with our garden teamLanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what programs are available, and what the benefits are can be found at the following page: http://www.justabouttravel.net/membership/



Coughton Court, Alcester, Warwickshire, England – Elgar Chorale Concert

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Donald Hunt OBE will lead the critically acclaimed Elgar Chorale in this special concert marking the 155th anniversary of Elgars birth. Performing in Coughtons stunning double height Saloon and will include Choral songs such as O happy eyes and My love dweltin a northern land, Piano solso Chanson de Martin and songs from the Bavarian highlandsThe programme with focus on a range of Elgars chorale music including Chanson de Matin. Enjoy the evening scent of the rose labyrinth during the interval with a glass of [...]



Hardy Country, Dorchester, Dorset, England – Dress Up at Hardy’s Birthplace

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Come and play as we delve into our new dressing up box, full of Victorian clothes and costumes from Hardys stories Our seamstresses have been busy making costumes for kids of all ages – even grown up ones! Try on traditional Victorian costume or dress up as milkmaid like Tess of the DUrbervilles or a shepherd from one of Hardys stories. Where better to pretend you are in another world than in the cottage where Hardy grew up, which is set out as if his [...]



Cragside, Morpeth, Northumberland, England – Dream Flags

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Take part in the 150th anniversary of Cragside and mark the occasion by making your own dream flag. Prayer flags can be found strung along the mountain ridges of the Himalayas today and are used to bless the countryside. Lord and Lady Armstrong created a Himalayan landscape at Cragside so we want to collect your dreams in a similar way.Grab your DIY pack and create your own flag design. Then head up to the labyrinth to find the tree hut where you can display your [...]



Packwood House, Lapworth, Warwickshire, England – Family Fun Days – May Half Term

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Get outside and explore Packwood how many of the 50 things can you tick off today?Packwood House, Lapworth, Warwickshire, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Packwood House, Lapworth, Warwickshire, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what programs are available, and what the benefits are can be found at the following page: http://www.justabouttravel.net/membership/



Nymans, Handcross, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England – Family ARTventures 1 and 2 June

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Our drop-in workshops have plenty of materials and ideas for fun things for families to make and do.Nymans, Handcross, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, Englandhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Nymans, Handcross, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits. Links which you can use to find out what programs are available, and what the benefits are can be found at the following page: http://www.justabouttravel.net/membership/