Days Out in England

West Midlands

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 overcast, 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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We Will Remember Them: London's Great War Memorials
Venue: Quadriga Gallery, Wellington Arch, London
Date: Wed 16 Jul - Sun 30 Nov

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.

Shipwrecks of the Kent Coast in Wartime
Venue: Walmer Castle, Kent, Kent
Date: Thu 2 Oct

Discover Kent's rich maritime heritage and the roles the county's castles have played in defending England from invasion.

Gun Fire with the Garrison
Venue: Tilbury Fort, Essex
Date: Sat 4 - Sun 5 Oct 2014

Take cover as the 124th Regiment wheel out the cannons and turn the clocks back to the Second World War at Tilbury Fort.

Autumn Garden Watch
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 4 Oct - Sun 5 Oct

Spot the signs of autumn in our exotic gardens

Stott Steam Weekend
Venue: Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria
Date: Sat 4 Oct - Sun 5 Oct

Every month we power up our steam engine for visitors to enjoy Stott Park Bobbin Mill in action.

Local History Weekend
Venue: Cleeve Abbey, Somerset
Date: 4 - 5 Oct 2014

Exhibition and displays from local groups on the history of the area

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