Half term is well under way, but if you find yourself wondering how to fill the rest of this week, then here are a few ideas to get you going and keep the whole family entertained in the great outdoors. These properties also have beautiful gardens for the ‘grown ups’ to enjoy too, and with such a mild spring this year, there’s a good chance of seeing displays of narcissus, snowdrops and crocus at their best right now.

Hinton Ampner, Hampshire

hinton ampner in spring13 February – 21 February, 10:00 – 17:00

“Spring is in the air at Hinton Ampner this half term, come and try our new free trails. Follow the
trail around the garden and solve the clues.”
Free event (Normal admission fee). For more information, see the website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hinton-ampner

Ham House and Garden, Surrey

Ham13 – 21 February, 10:00 – 17:00

“Join us for our popular holiday storytelling, art activities and Children’s trail.”
Free event (Normal admission fee)
For more information see the website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house-and-garden

Mottisfont, Hampshire

 mottisfont13 – 21 February, 10:00 – 17:00

“Visit us this spring and discover the delights of popular cartoonist Thelwell with his famous fat ponies and plump children. Then pick up a half term trail and have a go at our very own horse trial with lots of activities to get stuck in to.”

Free event (Normal admission fee)
For more information, see the website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house-and-garden
For further events at National Trust properties this spring see www.nationaltrust.org.uk