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National Trust Open Spaces Start Re-Opening

We are delighted to announce that the National Trust is starting to reopen some car parks. It comes after the latest changes to the lockdown regulations and their following Coronavirus update on 29th May:

“We knew that once we started a gradual opening of our gardens and parklands, tickets for our places would be very popular; particularly with such fine weather. With 5.8million members and about 70,000 tickets available in this first week, some of the initial 29 gardens and parklands have reached capacity very quickly, but more will be available next Friday for the following week, and we will also be reopening more of our places.

“We’ve made careful decisions about which gardens and parklands can open, and we have limited their capacity to ensure everyone can adhere to social distancing to maintain the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, which remains our top priority.

“On Thursday, a day before our booking system opened, we emailed the two million members for whom we had email addresses to make them aware the booking system was opening, and we’re delighted that well over 90% of our tickets have been booked by our members. Unfortunately, charity tax law does not allow us to give exclusive access to members. We’re sorry if some have been unable to book in this first phase, but more slots will be available every Friday, and over the coming weeks more places will gradually start to reopen.

“We are so thankful that our members and supporters have stood by us as we work through these unprecedented times, and we ask for their continued support as we make this gradual transition a success so we can get back to offering nature, beauty and history for everyone.”

They are strictly following Government advice so please keep checking their website for updated information and always check the site before you visit.

Simply head to THIS page for their helpful Q&A section in light of the current guidance.

For those National Trust open spaces we can now gain access to and under new regulations that we can have picnic, explore the National Trusts’s recommended perfect picnic spots here. Just make sure you check the open space you wish to travel to is accessible and permitted to travel to.


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Stay safe. Coronavirus advice is being updated regularly. Some attractions are starting to reopen with social distancing measures in place. Enjoy browsing the site for trips and please check directly with the venue before visiting.  Let’s Go with the Children is here to help and support families with ideas and information on what attractions are re-opening.