Celebrating Spring with the National Trust

Spring is a wonderful time of year to visit National Trust places in Surrey. With the longer days and warmer weather, it’s great to get outdoors and celebrate the arrival of the new season. Join in the national #BlossomWatch and share your photos on social media. 

Why not bring the family on an Easter adventure in nature. Hopping like an Easter bunny, making a home for wildlife, or peeking into veg patches are just some of the different experiences families can enjoy. 

Find out what’s going on at a National Trust property near you

Polesden Lacey

  •  Discover a family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way and a chocolate egg.

Open daily, 10am to 5pm. Normal admission applies. 

Hatchlands Park

  • The house at Hatchlands Park opens 6 days a week to give visitors even more access to the remarkable house and collections. Open from Sunday 6 March, daily except Saturdays.
  •  Join in an Easter adventure in nature at Hatchlands Park. Discover your local family-friendly trail with fun activities to do along the way.
  • Bluebells: Little Wix Wood at Hatchland Park is a much loved bluebell wood. This quiet patch of ancient woodland was first recorded in the Chertsey Chronicles during the 13th century. Take the Wix Woods Walk, following the blue way-marker posts, to get there. 

Open daily, 10am to 5pm. Normal admission applies.

Winkworth Arboretum

  • Easter Trail at Winkworth Arboretum.  Discover a family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way.
  • Bluebells: as April turns to May, the bluebells along Spring walk and into Bluebell Wood, are a glorious Spring attraction. These breath-taking fields of purple are one of Winkworth's most famous and beloved sights. 
  • The Azaleas Steps, down to the boathouse, offer a stunning riot of colour in May. Rhododendrons and camelias bring bursts of colour from the entrance kiosk and throughout the upper arboretum. 

Open daily, 10am to 5pm. Normal admission applies.

Surrey Hills

  • The Rhododendron Wood, near Leith Hill Place, starts springing into life in April and May.  Pick up the woodland trail from the Rhododendron wood park or join one of our guided walks. 
  • From 1 May take part in our Summer of Butterflies events, walks and activities. Take time out to learn about butterflies and why the Surrey Hills is such a haven for them. 

Open access countryside, open dawn to dusk, small charge for parking. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/surrey

River Wey Navigation

  • Boat trips run every hour from Dapdune Wharf, Thursday to Monday, April to October. Cruise gently along the waterway on a 40 minutes trip - either upstream through Guildford town centre, looking at the navigation’s industrial heritage. Or downstream towards Stoke Lock, past leafy green banks, on the look-out for kingfishers. For boat trips please book tickets in advance.

The tearoom and historic barge buildings are open.   Entry to Dapdune Wharf is free with a small parking charge for non-members. The towpath is open access countryside, open dawn to dusk.

Claremont Landscape Garden

  • Easter Trails at Claremont Landscape Garden. Join in an Easter adventure in nature at Claremont Landscape Garden. 
  • Come on a guided tree walk or history walk, each once a month.

Open daily, 10am to 5pm. Normal admission applies.

Runnymede

  • Open access countryside, open dawn to dusk, small charge for parking. 

Clandon Park 

  • Clandon house reopens every weekend for special guided tours. The intimate tours shed light bring to life the extraordinary discoveries and unexpected stories made since the fire, giving you behind-the-scenes access to one of the UK’s biggest heritage challenges.

Gardens open daily 11-4pm from early March , entry free for all. House tours, weekends from May  – September