Guided walks and bluebells

Spring events at the National Trust.
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Osterley Park and House

Jersey Road, Isleworth, Middlesex; 020 8232 5050
Enjoy the bluebells from late April through into May.

28 May: Osterley's "craft cart" offers trails and simple family activities, from 1 to 4pm at no extra charge.

Ham House and Garden

Ham, Richmond, Surrey; 020 8940 1950
During April and May, find stunning 17th century- style tulips in the garden, and bluebells in the "wilderness". Children can pick up a lunch box for £3.50, and follow house and garden trails with a "tracker pack" of questions to answer and things to do.

Basildon Park

Lower Basildon, near Reading; 0118 984 3040
Explore the famous 19th century gardens, and enjoy swathes of delicately-scented bluebells in the beech woods. A children's craft area is in the stableyard (or in the garden room if weather is wet) - make finger puppets and paper animals. Children can also enjoy "hidden nature passport routes", spotting wildlife around the gardens. A children's "pick-and-mix" lunch box is £3.50.

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