National Trust free family day pass - how to claim and attractions to visit near Bristol this autumn

Free tickets are limited, so be sure to snap yours up quickly - here’s how

Amid such challenging times, we could all do with immersing ourselves in nature from time.

Spending time in nature is proven to be greatly beneficial to our mental health, easing depression and anxiety and generating positive emotions such as creativity, joy and calm.

And what better time to explore the outdoors than in autumn when the air is crisp, leaves crunch underfoot and nature is arguably at its most beautiful?

People enjoy some autumn sunshine.

Because ‘everyone needs nature’, the National Trust is giving away free family day passes to sites it cares for this autumn.

You can use the pass to visit some beautiful places in and around Bristol from Gothic manor houses to landscaped gardens and peaceful woodland - here’s how to claim.

How to claim a National Trust free family day pass and how long is it valid for?

You can claim your free pass on the National Trust website.

Each ticket is single use and valid until November 30 2022.

You must be aged 18 and over to claim a free pass. The number of free tickets available is limited so be sure to snap one up quickly.

How many people can visit with a National Trust free family day pass?

Each free visit is available for up to two adults and four children at a participating place the National Trust care for.

People gather to look at trees displaying their autumn colours surrounding the lake at the National Trust’s Stourhead in Wiltshire.

Where can I visit in and around Bristol using a free family day pass?

There are some National Trust sites exempt from a free visit - you can view these on the National Trust website.

However, there are plenty of sites to visit in and around Bristol that are valid under the offer.


This ornate Victorian Gothic Revival house with bespoke architecture reflects the devout Anglo-Catholic beliefs of the Gibbs family who called this house home.

Explore the site’s huge garden and parkland with terraces along with rose garden and an empty lake.

Tyntesfield’s woodland, champion trees and the kitchen garden balance faded beauty and function with an abundance of nature.

Distance from Bristol: 6.9 miles

Prior Park Landscape

A beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden near Bath, which has recently undergone a major restoration on its historic dams.

Set in a sweeping valley, it’s a place of magnificent views and wide open lawns, with one of only four Palladian bridges in the world.

Distance from Bristol: 15.6 miles

Dyrham Park

This ancient parkland is full of magnificent trees and view points with extensive vistas that stretch as far as the Welsh mountains.

The garden is home to sumptuous planting, formal areas and peaceful wooded terraces.

The late 1600s impressive baroque mansion house also has an interesting collection of fine art and Dutch Delftware.

Distance from Bristol: 16.9 miles

Newark Park

A Tudor hunting lodge set in an estate on top of the Cotswold escarpment, looking down into the Ozleworth valley and to the Mendips beyond.

The quaint gardens and sprawling parkland are filled with flowers.

The architecture of Newark House reveals its intriguing history, with a quirky collection of furnishings and impressive views completing its homely feel.

Distance from Bristol: 29 miles