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March 06, 2012

Mother's Day With The National Trust

Phil Harper suggests that your should treat your mum to a special day out with the National Trust.

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February 08, 2012

National Trust's Best February Half-Term Events

Phil Harper invites you to enjoy getting out of the house after the long winter and discover family adventures throughout the first school holiday of 2012.

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February 03, 2012

The National Trust's Stars Of The Silver Screen

"On average, 3 film crews are using National Trust locations every day of the year. As we start to think about awards season, including the Oscars on February 26, we’re showcasing some of the best places to retrace the steps of famous characters and discover breathtaking backdrops that attract so many film-makers to our wonderful places,'' writes Phil Harper.

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January 22, 2012

Valentine's Day With The National Trust

Memorable days out for Valentines Day don’t have to cost the earth. Spend time with the National Trust this year and discover everything you need to make the day special, suggests Phil Harper.

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January 16, 2012

The National Trust's Top Spots For Snowdrops

"Delightful displays of snowdrops are starting to appear across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, heralding the first signs of new life in 2012. Discover some of the finest snowdrop shows in National Trust gardens,'' writes Phil Harper.

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January 10, 2012

National Trust Winter Walks

Burn off those Christmas calories, or kick start your New Year’s resolution to get fit with a walk in the clear, crisp winter air. Get outdoors and join a winter walk in 2012 to discover new surroundings and stunning countryside, suggests Phil Harper.

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December 16, 2011

National Trust Winter Walks

Get out and about this winter. Whether you want to enjoy clear, seasonal days, learn something new or burn off those Christmas calories, National Trust places have some great walks to explore. Feel the frost beneath your feet as you make new discoveries in landscapes across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, says Phil Harper.

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December 06, 2011

Santa With The National Trust

Enjoy a great day out this December in a National Trust winter wonderland, and treat the family to a magical visit to Santa’s grotto as we get closer to the big day. Please see below for our best places to meet Santa across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Phil Harper issues an invitation.

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December 02, 2011

A Host Of Angels

"A host of angels has taken up residence in the historic gardens of the National Trust's Mottisfont in Hampshire as part of a unique Christmas sculpture trail,'' announces Jeannette Heard.

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November 30, 2011

National Trust Winter Gardens

"Don’t let the cold weather or falling leaves get you down – at the National Trust we’ve got some glorious gardens to provide spectacular sights throughout the winter months. For the best winter gardens across England, Wales and Northern Ireland,'' anniynces Phil Harper.

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November 17, 2011

National Trust Winter Warmers

"Save on heating bills and find an alternative way to warm up this winter with the National Trust. Take a brisk walk, find a winter warmer or simply enjoy time together; we’ve got great days out to warm up the coldest of days,'' suggests Phillip Harper.

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October 22, 2011

Halloween With The National Trust

"With the October half term week and Halloween coming up fast, we’ve got some frighteningly good family events to keep the kids busy,'' wrotes Phil Harper.

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October 05, 2011

National Trust Half-Term Fun

"Grab the wellies, wrap up warm and head to a National Trust place for an October half term filled with spooky goings on, autumn colour and lots of family fun.

"From brewing magical potions and dressing up as knights and princesses, to carving wicked pumpkins and finding spooky characters hidden in the garden, there’s something to keep the whole family entertained.

"Let the National Trust blow the cobwebs away this October half term with a great family day out.''

Phil Harper issues an invitation.

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September 30, 2011

National Trust Seasonal Dishes

Phil Harper invites you to warm up this autumn at one of the National Trust's fantastic food events. "Join us for a celebration of fresh local produce and delicious dining. From sweet to savoury, we have some great days out, including our popular Apple Day annual celebrations.''

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September 16, 2011

The National Trust Reveals The Real Upstairs-Downstairs

" With the much anticipated return of Downton Abbey to our television screens, interest is growing in the lives of those above and below stairs in Britain’s stately homes. The National Trust has a wide selection of historic places with fantastic real life stories and locations to discover. For more information, please see the press release below,'' says Phil Harper.


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September 11, 2011

National Trust Autumn Puds

"Nothing says autumn better than a scrumptious, seasonal pudding. To celebrate the rich tastes and aromas of the season, the National Trust is offering delicious, autumnal treats free of charge at its tea-rooms and restaurants throughout October,'' announces Phillip Harper.

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September 03, 2011

Autumn Colkour With The National Trust

"At the National Trust, we see autumn as a wonderful time to witness the magnificent colour of our woodlands and gardens, and we’re putting on some great events to celebrate. For more information on what’s happening at National Trust places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, please see the release below,'' says Phil Harper.

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August 27, 2011

Beach Is Best

"New research carried out by the National Trust, in partnership with the UK's favourite family history website Ancestry.co.uk, shows that spending a day by the seaside – as families have done for generations - comes out top when enjoying the August bank holiday,'' announces Sally Williams.

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August 24, 2011

National Trust Bank Holiday Pit Stops

"For those who find service stations a drag, the National Trust has hundreds of places up and down the UK that offer that perfect pit-stop to stretch legs, fuel up on local, seasonal food and enjoy some of the best views around,'' says Sally Airey.

"For August bank holiday, National Trust places welcome weary travellers who are planning long-haul journeys – with many located right next to motorways and main routes.

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July 29, 2011

Kids Go Free This Summer With The National Trust

"To help families make the most of the great British summer, the National Trust is offering free entry for kids from Aufust 1 to August 26, announces Sally Airey.

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July 15, 2011

National Trust Summer Events

"The National Trust has hundreds of summer events and activities happening across England, Wales and Northern Ireland,'' says Sally Airey.

"Enjoy Shakespeare’s plays performed in the grounds of a country manor; relax to the rhythms of live jazz on a rolling lawn; let the tales of Roald Dahl bring a smile in the grounds of a ruined castle, or join a spectacular open air music concert as the sun sets.

Invite friends and family, pack the rugs and blankets, load up the picnic hamper, and then kick back, relax and enjoy outdoor theatre and music with the National Trust.''

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June 29, 2011

Swing With The National Trust

"Fourteen new beautifully designed swings have been hung from the treetops at National Trust properties across south Somerset for visitors to enjoy this summer,'' Jeannette Heard announces.

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June 19, 2011

Are Dads Out Of Favour?

"A National Trust survey has revealed that 45% of people do not celebrate Father’s Day, compared to just 18% of people opting out of Mother’s Day traditions,'' says Sally Airey.

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June 03, 2011

Chasing Butterflies With The National Trust

"A powerful symbol of freedom and beauty, nothing quite sums up the British spring and summer like the butterfly. This spring, National Trust naturalist Matthew Oates has picked ten of his favourite spots to see these colourful creatures as they gently fly through the countryside and gardens,'' announces Stephen Field.

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April 28, 2011

21st Century Treasure Hunting

"This summer, the National Trust is offering visitors an exciting new way to explore its great outdoor places by partnering with GPS experts Garmin,'' Jane Travis announces.

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April 25, 2011

Royal Wedding Weekend

"With spring flowers in full bloom, warmer weather on the way and an extra day off for the royal wedding, May Day bank holiday weekend is the perfect time to explore National Trust places and enjoy the very best of England, Wales and Northern Ireland,'' says Sally Airey.

"Celebrate the Royal Wedding in majestic style at a beautiful country house – complete with wedding cakes, garden parties and bunting. Or get the family together and experience traditional May Day celebrations, with Morris dancers, cream teas and maypole dancing.''

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April 18, 2011

National Trust Easter Events

"Spring has sprung so it’s the perfect time to get the family together and enjoy some fun this Easter,'' says Sally Airey.

"Across England, Northern Ireland and Wales, Easter celebrations at National Trust places will be in full swing; from egg decorating and egg rolling to Easter bonnet making and raft racing, there’s something for everyone.''

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April 11, 2011

The Cliveden Maze

"A 'lost' maze in the National Trust gardens at Cliveden in Buckinghamshire that disappeared for over half a century has been re-created using over 1,000 two metre (six feet six inches) high yew trees,'' reports Jeannette Heard.

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April 06, 2011

Early Bluebells

Stephen Field announces that experts at the National Trust are predicting an early and fantastic display of bluebells this year following the mild and dry start to 2011.

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April 04, 2011

Enjoy Booby's Bay

The National Trust has launched a collection of online walking guides based around some of the silliest place names found on its land, Stephen Field annouces.

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March 31, 2011

Easter Treats And Trails

"Spring has sprung so it’s the perfect time to get the family together and enjoy some fun this Easter,'' says Sally Airey.

"Across England, Northern Ireland and Wales, Easter celebrations at National Trust places will be in full swing; from egg decorating and egg rolling to Easter bonnet making and duck racing, there’s something for everyone.

"But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Over 200 properties will also be running Easter trails and egg hunts and, thanks to our ongoing partnership with Cadbury, there’ll be plenty of tasty chocolate Egghead treats waiting to be won.''


But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Over 200 properties will also be running Easter trails and egg hunts and, thanks to our ongoing partnership with Cadbury, there’ll be plenty of tasty chocolate Egghead treats waiting to be won.

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March 25, 2011

National Trust's Top Spring Gardens

"As National Trust parks and gardens herald the first signs of spring, there’s no better time to explore the great outdoors. From delicate apple blossom and brilliant tulips to meadows brimming with glorious perfume, a stroll in a spring garden is sure to dazzle and amaze. Even if the weather is dull and grey, there’s plenty of colour to see in the garden; it’s time to enjoy nature as it springs to life,'' says Sally Airey.

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March 13, 2011

National Trust Coastal Walks

Sally Airey announces that the National Trust has launched new coastal walks for British Tourism Week

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March 11, 2011

National Trust Treats For Mum

"We may have been celebrating Mother’s Day since the 1600s with chocolates and flowers being the much-favoured gifts, but this year why not give mum what she really wants – some precious time to unwind and a treat or two to really spoil her,'' suggests Sally Airey.

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February 18, 2011

National Trust Pedal Power

...Anyone who’s ever fancied the idea of taking part in a challenging cycle ride through stunning countryside or around a beautiful country estate could be in for a treat with one of the new series of National Trust challenge rides, also known as sportives,'' says Louise Green.

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