Days Out in England

Mount Grace Priory in the snow

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

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

Explore the evolution of the English garden and take a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park.

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Events

The Story Behind John Clayton
Venue: Chesters Roman Fort, Northumberland
Date: Mon 26 Jan

125 years after John Clayton passed away, join Hadrian's Wall Curator Frances McIntosh to find out why he is hailed as 'the saviour of Hadrian's Wall'.

Textile demonstrations
Venue: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Date: Sat 31 Jan - Sun 1 Feb 2015

Join Gareth and Sally Pointer as they demonstrate working with national fabric crafts and discover how these materials were used in everyday Neolithic life

'Into the Woods' themed tours
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 31 Jan 2015

Into the Woods themed guided tours visiting areas of Dover Castle where filming took place for the hit Disney film.

Family First Sundays
Venue: Kenwood, London
Date: Sun 1 Feb 2015

Come and work together with our artists to discover more about the stories of Kenwood’s collection. First Sunday of every month, 12pm-4pm.

Uncovered Treasures: Winter Archaeology Collections Store Tour
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Monday 2 February

Join our collections team for a unique winter experience at Wrest Park and discover a treasure trove of unusual and special objects spanning 2,000 years of England's history not normally on display.

Great Tower Sleepover
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 07 Feb 2015

Live and dine like royalty for the night in King Henry II's Great Tower. Enjoy private tours of the castle, before bedding down for the night. Welcome drinks, two-course dinner and cooked breakfast included. Adults only.

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