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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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.

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

Victorian Christmas with Father Christmas
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 22 & Sun 23 Nov 2014

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.

A Christmas Carol
Venue: Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, South Yorkshire
Date: Sat 22 & Sun 23 Nov 2014

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?

A Dramatic Origin Weekend
Venue: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Kent
Date: Sat 22 & Sun 23 Nov 2014

To celebrate the 155th anniversary of the publication of 'On the Origin of Species' join us as we get theatrical!

Prehistoric Pottery
Venue: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Date: 22nd - 23rd November 2014

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.

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