Enjoy free activities and days out across SE London next week as England’s largest history and culture festival returns.
This year’s theme is ‘hidden nature’, which offers an opportunity for us to discover nature that exists on our doorsteps as well as the built heritage of our communities.
Areas of the countryside, usually inaccessible to the general public, will be opened up as well as gardens, green spaces, parks, orchards, vineyards, farms and forests.
Annie Reilly, Head of Producing at Heritage Open Days, said: “Over the last couple of months, with time outdoors being limited, access to nature has become even more important to many of us.
“From socially distanced ‘netwalking’ and rural rambles, to nature-inspired art collections, scavenger hunts, food and craft events – we’re excited to see how the theme of ‘Hidden Nature’ is interpreted and used to create exciting online and offline events and activities.”
Heritage Open Days is coordinated by the National Trust and supported by the People’s Postcode Lottery.
All events are free, including access to many sites that usually charge for admission.
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