Days Out in England

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What better way to spend your day than by getting out and about at one of our properties? Complete your day with a range of events to entertain, gorgeous gardens for walks and if it's a bit chilly, tasty tea room offerings.

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Audley End House and Gardens
Audley End House and Gardens

Essex | East of England

Experience a real life period drama as you explore life above and below stairs at Audley End House and Gardens.

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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Northumberland | North East

With so much to see and do, a trip to Belsay is one of the best value family days out in north-east England. Explore the medieval castle, the Grecian inspired Hall and acres of impressive gardens.

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Dover Castle
Dover Castle

Kent | South East

For a great family day out visit Dover Castle! New: Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk. Explore the Secret Wartime Tunnels deep beneath the castle to see, hear and feel - as never before!

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Eltham Palace and Gardens
Eltham Palace and Gardens


When millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld built their 1930s Art Deco mansion by the Great Hall of medieval Eltham Palace, they created a masterpiece of 20th-century design.

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Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Warwickshire | West Midlands

Robert Dudley created this ornate palace to impress his beloved Queen in 1575. The newly re-created Elizabethan Garden, lost for 400 years, is now open to visitors. Vast grounds perfect for exploring.

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Wrest Park
Wrest Park

Bedfordshire | East of England

Explore the evolution of the English garden and take a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park.

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Festive Guided Tours
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays, Wed 19 Nov - Wed 31 Dec (except 6,7 & 24 Dec)

Have a festive day out and join expert guides to discover how Queen Victoria and her family celebrated Christmas

Beer Sampling
Venue: Corbridge Roman Town, Northumberland
Date: Sat 29 Nov - Sun 21 Dec 2014

In the build up to the festive season, we'll be offering visitors free tastings of Beer.

Christmas Candle Making
Venue: Beeston Castle & Woodland Park, Cheshire
Date: Weekends, 6 – 28 December

Join us this festive season and get into the Christmas spirit and learn how to make your very own candle to take home with you.

An Audience with Father Christmas
Venue: Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, South Yorkshire
Date: Sat 13 - Sun 14 Dec 2014 & Sat 20 - Tues 23 Dec 2014

Meet Father Christmas in the entrance hall of Brodsworth, dressed in sumptuous traditional colourful costume to tell tales of Christmas past and recite famous yuletide stories and poems.

Ghost Stories for Christmas - Dickens' Feast of Festive Frighteners
Venue: Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, South Yorkshire
Date: Fri 19 Dec 2014

Come and gather in the entrance hall at Brodsworth Hall for a series of Victorian inspired ghost stories.

A Christmas Carol and Father Christmas Send Off
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 20 & Sun 21 Dec 2014

This Dickens’ classic is brought to life at Belsay Hall. Plus, children can gather in our hall to give Father Christmas the send off he deserves!

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