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Pudding Promotion
As Europe’s largest conservation charity, with 3.5 million members, the National Trust is passionate about promoting quality, local, seasonal and sustainable food. The charity is committed to the best of British and the renowned culinary traditions of its regions. At Trust restaurants traditional recipes are really celebrated and cooked with contemporary flair.

This autumn visitors to National Trust properties can experience many seasonal delights - menus change regularly but here’s a taster of some autumnal treats; Orchard cake from Cliveden in Buckinghamshire, Steamed Plum pudding from Blickling Hall in Norfolk, Braised Welsh Lamb Shank with Damsons from Powis Castle in Wales and Potato and Butternut Squash broth from Upton House in Warwickshire.

Visitors to National Trust properties over this October will get a chance to see the Trust’s local and seasonal focus in full flow as many of the restaurants and tea-rooms take part in the 2007 National Trust Pudding Promotion.

As the days get shorter and that little bit colder do you find your taste buds tingling at the thought of a home made pudding still warm from the oven and oozing with the delicious flavours of Autumn? Well if so, the National Trust is here to help as from the 1 to the 31 October visitors to the participating properties (a full list of which can be found at www.nationaltrust.org.uk) will have the opportunity to enjoy a free seasonal pudding when they take their pudding voucher and purchase a main course over £5.75

Pudding promotional vouchers can be found at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/pudding throughout September. To claim your pudding simply download your voucher, fill in the details required and hand in the completed voucher at any of the participating restaurants/tea-rooms between the 1-31 October.

Autumnal Trick & Treats with the National Trust
The National Trust has a host of activities this autumn so if you’re looking to get out into the fresh air, track down a few ghosts, go batty with wildlife or just scare yourselves silly then we’ve got the perfect day out just waiting for you!

As the days begin to draw in you may think it’s the perfect excuse to stay indoors but you’d be wrong! Now is one of the best times of year to get all the family out into the countryside, breathing in the sights and sounds of autumn – what better feeling is there than walking through a gloriously golden wood and hearing the crunch of leaves under your feet.

And as this time of year is also renowned for a bit of trick and treating fun and many of our properties are rumoured to house a few resident ghosts where else would you rather enter into the spooky seasonal spirit! This year’s exciting line-up of ghoulish activities is supported by Sky, the Trust’s Family Programme sponsor.  The sponsorship agreement aims to expand the Trust’s popular programme of family events and introduce a new generation of visitors and members. 

Here are just a few examples of the wonderful autumn events taking place at National Trust properties;

Trick & Treat! – Petworth House, West Sussex
22 & 23 October
Be amazed by the magician who always has a trick or two up his sleeve!
Normal admission charges apply. Additional event cost- Children £2.00
For more information and times please call 01798 342 207

Ghost Trail in the Castle – Powis Castle, Powys
20-28 October 11-4pm (please note castle and gardens are closed Tuesday & Wednesday) Last entry to castle 3.15pm
Halloween fun for all the family! Find the clues and learn all about the ghost stories within the castle!
Normal admission charges apply. Additional charge of £1 for event
For more information please call 01938 551 929

Fungi Foray for Children – Stourhead, Wiltshire
27 October 2-4.30pm
A fun filled hunt for mushrooms to collect in your basket with expert Michael Jordan. For children aged over 5 yrs. This is an unaccompanied tour. Booking essential. Parents are welcome to enjoy the house or garden when paying the normal admission charges.
Children £8.00
For more information 01747 842 012

Woodland Activities- Wallington, Northumberland
23 October 10.30am-12.30
Lots of fun things to do whilst learning about the small creatures that live in the woods. Not suitable for under 5’s. Booking available
Normal admission charges apply. Additional event costs- Children £2.00
For more information please call 01670 773 600

Bats About Autumn – Brownsea Island, Dorset
22-26 October 10.30-2.30pm
Find out more about these fascinating yet elusive creatures with fun activities and trails.
Normal admission charges apply
For more information please call 01202 707 744
Details of other fantastic autumn & Halloween events can be found at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/placestovisit.

Get Out and About this Autumn with the National Trust
The National Trust has a whole host of events to bring out the autumnal spirit in you! So if you’re looking to get out into the fresh air, unearth some top restoration tips from our expert housekeepers or simply enjoy a taste sensation at a seasonal food fair then we’ve got the perfect day out just waiting for you.
As the days begin to draw in you may think it’s the perfect excuse to stay indoors but you’d be wrong! Now is one of the best times of year to get out into the countryside and breathe in the sights and sounds of autumn – what is better than walking through a gloriously golden wood and hearing the crunch of leaves under your feet?
Here is just a snippet of some of the wonderful autumn events the National Trust has to offer;

Gardening for Wildlife – Cragside, Northumberland
27 September 2pm – 4pm
Discover how the gardeners attract a huge variety of wildlife to the gardens at Cragside
Normal admission charges apply
For more information please call 01669 620 333 ext 7

Autumn Colour Walk- Stourhead, Wiltshire
28 October at 10.30am
Experience the stunning beauty of the most visited National Trust property this year in all its golden glory by taking a walk through the estate woodlands with the Estate Warden.
Adults £7.50, Children £5.00.Booking advisable
For more information please call 0870 300 0579

Care of Collections Day – Wallington, Northumberland
10 November 10.30am – 12pm & 2 – 3.30pm
How do you care for your collectables? Learn some top tips from the experienced Housekeeping team about looking after furniture, metalwork, paintings and books using examples from the Wallington collection. Please wrap up warm as the house can be chilly.
Normal admission charges apply. Additional event cost: Adults £6.00. Children £6.00
For more information please call 01670 773 939

Cider making Demonstrations – Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion
27 October 12pm - 4pm
Come and meet our local cider experts plus watch demonstrations, tastings and sales of apple goodies. Please call to check exact timings for event.
Normal admission charges apply
For more information please call 01545 570 200

Pest Detectives – Montacute House, Somerset
22 – 26 October 11am – 4pm
Come and learn how the Trust looks after Montacute House and protects it from the fantastic collection from bugs, light damage and other damaging forces.
Normal admission charges apply
For more information please call 01935 823 289
Details of other fantastic autumn & Halloween events can be found at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/placestovisit.

Exposed! Climate Change in Britain’s backyard’
Ten of the UK’s top photographers have captured climate change through the lens. The result is a series of beautiful, thought-provoking and intimate images taken on location at National Trust properties, coupled with stories from the people who care for these special places. If you haven’t yet seen this year’s exhibition: ‘Exposed - Climate change in Britain’s Backyard’, then you have a chance to do so at Sizergh between 10 and 30 September.  Along with 15 stunning images highlighting the effects of climate change at National Trust properties across the UK, a giant game of Snakes and Ladders provides a thought provoking way of illustrating what we can do to reduce our individual carbon footprint, and there will be an opportunity to tell us what you are already doing at home and at work to combat the effects of climate change. Exposed is supported by the Defra fund ‘Tomorrow’s Climate, Today’s Challenge’.

The Trust’s Exposed! Climate Change in Britain’s backyard’ exhibition has its South West launch at the Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery on 8 November. It is on from 10 November to 9 December.