Days Out in England

West Midlands

What better way to spend a spring 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

One of England's finest country houses, Audley End is also a mansion with a difference. Enjoy a great day out.

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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

London

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

Visit this Bedfordshire visitor attraction, one of the most magnificent gardens in England yet one of the least well known.

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Carscapes: How the Motor Car Reshaped England
Venue: Quadriga Gallery, Wellington Arch, London
Date: Wed 12 Feb - Sun 6 July 2014

The motor car transformed English towns and countryside, changing our working and living patterns, our landscapes to carscapes. Visit our new exhibition exploring this change.

A Royal Children's Easter
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Mon 7 - Easter Monday Mon 21 Apr 2014

Follow in the footsteps of Royal children this Easter in the beautiful grounds of Osborne. Follow the trail amid the daffodils and claim your chocolate prize. Discover an exciting world at the Swiss Cottage and get creative with traditional egg painting.

Butler School
Venue: Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, South Yorkshire
Date: Sat 12 - Sun 27 Apr 2014

Being the Butler of a Victorian country house is no easy job. Do you think you've got what it takes? Find out this Easter holidays at Butler School.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Date: Fri 18 - Mon 21 Apr 2014

Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Audley End. Rise to the challenge and you’ll win a yummy chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Belsay Hall. Rise to the challenge and you’ll win a yummy chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

Children's Festival
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Good Friday Fri 18 - Easter Monday Mon 21 Apr 2014

Join Peterkin the Jester on a journey back in time, where Roman gladiators seek new recruits and medieval knights and princesses roam. Meet Victorian toymakers, tackle the WWII assault course, and then get hands on with knights training.

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