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Top 20 National Trust Days Out – Become a member??

Discover the National Trust treasures!

We became NT members during an Easter visit to Stow gardens in 2017 and  saved money instantly. We got FREE entry to the Easter egg hunt, FREE Parking and of course FREE admission to the house. We have always looked to make the most of our membership.

Having now visited 10+ locations to date here is a comprehensive list of the very best.

Some we have visited, some we haven’t. So, without further ado, here is UK Fun Family Days Out’s Top 20 NT days out!

Cannons Ashby, Northamptonshire, Sulgrave, Daventry, Banbury,

A tranquil Tudor manor house set in rare terraced gardens, with the ‘antient’ Dryden family at its heart. 

Great tea room and lots going on here throughout the year.

Began, Richard Branson, School, Virgin,

This is where our journey began. On an Easter trail we became members and never looked back. Richard Branson reportedly schooled here. 

Amazing location with lots to see and do for the whole family.

Maze, Bucks, Cliveden,

How long will it take you to find your way to the centre of the maze at Cliveden, in Buckinghamshire? With more than 1,000 two-metre-high yew trees creating 500m of winding paths, it’s a real challenge.

Curious children’s minds need to be kept active. This is a place recommended to do just that.  Explore the tunnels at Uppark.

Escape to the Marloes Peninsula, a hidden gem nestled on the very western edge of Pembrokeshire. Stunning seascapes and a wealth of wildlife are waiting to greet you. Snow white and the huntsman was filmed on location here.

Snow white, Universal studios, Wales

Steeped in rich history, this Roman villa has lots to show. See how the Romans built their baths, how they laid mosaic flooring and how they lived. 

Romans, History, Cotswolds,

A link to the classic David Bowie movie, The Labyrinth, stunning landscaped gardens and a nearby cave to explore. Spooky, exciting and magical.

Labyrinth, West Wycombe, National Trust

After a busy time charging around the wilderness play area den building and climbing trees, or a steady stroll around the gardens and parkland, shake out your rugs, lay out your picnics and relax on the south lawn. 

Have you ever foraged? Woodchester is renowned for wild strawberries, wild garlic and sorrel. Enjoy a stroll with the family but take suitable footwear as some areas are very steep! 

Trails, walks, great outdoors,

This beautiful garden at the heart of the Eden Valley is renowned for its herbs and fruit orchards. But there’s also a wild play area in the enchanted woods and secret places for children to discover.

A near complete Castle built in 1385 and is virtually complete. Enough of the interior survives to give a wonderful impression of castle life. Has a full moat, spiral staircases and battlements, with views stretching for miles to scour for enemies. In the impressive gatehouse is the castle’s original wooden portcullis, an extremely rare example of its kind.

Voted one of the world’s top ten gardens, there are lots of different areas to explore with your family. Don’t miss the mythical animals on the Dodo Terrace – see if you can count them all.

Discover the largest rock garden in Europe and explore Nelly’s labyrinth, winding paths and tunnels cut out of a rhododendron forest, a great place to play hide-and-seek with the children.

Ponds, Splashing, Paddling, Fun

Come to Stourhead House to witness first hand the amazing Palladian house and the world-famous landscape gardens.

Castle, Corfe, National trust members, days out,

Battle scarred Castle with a turbulent past. Plenty of wildlife, cottages and adventure to be had. 

Well know for its unusual collection of random items, Snowshill is a hidden gem. 

Snowshill Manor, World war, sapper, historical, kids,

WOW!! Beautiful grounds, a fairy tale castle feel to the house, huge water fountains, bird aviary, kids park, a coach that takes you up to the house which is great for anyone whom struggles with walking long distances.

Coming in at a close 2nd place is Charlecote park in Warwickshire. Amazing walks for family members and dog walkers. Wild deer roaming the grounds, which is an amazing sight. Relax and enjoy a picnic. 

Lots to see and do.


National Trust, Knowle, Days out Kent, London,

It was a tough decision but one particular location shone out beyond the rest. Knowle in Kent seems to have it all. 

Showrooms, a gatehouse to explore, Hayloft Learning centre, Private gardens, More than 350 wild deer, Brewhouse Cafe for refreshments & the house itself is steeped in over 600 years of history. WOW!

History, Kent, Knowle, National Trust, Days out with the family

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