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


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.

Easter Adventures
Venue: Kenwood, London
Date: Mon 07 - Sat 19 Apr 2014

Kenwood House is coming to life this Easter. What will you ask Lord Iveagh? Can you stand still for long enough to become a portrait? Come along for a week packed full of different activities that will let you come face to face with Kenwood's history.

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.

Soldiers and Spies Academy
Venue: Pendennis Castle, Cornwall
Date: Mon 14 - Good Friday Fri 18 Apr 2014

Pendennis needs you! Join the Castle Guard for a packed day of action and espionage. Tackle the obstacle course, become a code breaker and be put through your paces by the Drill Sergeant.

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.

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