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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Essex | East of England
Experience a real life period drama as you explore life above and below stairs at Audley End House 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.
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!
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.
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.
Bedfordshire | East of England
Explore the evolution of the English garden and take a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park.
2014 sees the start of the Great War commemorations. This display will show rarely seen working drawings of the designs for the London First World War memorials.
Have a festive day out and join expert guides to discover how Queen Victoria and her family celebrated Christmas
Christmas at Belsay has always been a special occasion; the Middleton family first moved into the then brand new hall here at Belsay on Christmas Day in 1817.
Actor Chris Cade brings to life this Dickens’ classic. Scrooge meets the unusual Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come, but will he repent in time for Christmas, or is Scrooge doomed to a life of misery?
To celebrate the 155th anniversary of the publication of 'On the Origin of Species' join us as we get theatrical!
Graham Taylor shows us how to make your own pottery tool kit, decorate replica pots as well as explaining how to fire them using authentic prehistoric methods.