To help people make the most of their daily fresh-air breaks from self-isolation, The National Trust have announced they are opening up their stunning gardens, parklands and coastal locations for free.
In a bid to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors during the coronavirus outbreak, the National Trust are opening the vast majority of their pay-for-entry outdoor sites to the public to use during the current government-mandated self-isolation period.
We're aiming to open many of our gardens and parks for free during this difficult time, so the nation can use open spaces to relax and refresh, while following the government’s social distancing guidance. We will be closing our houses, cafés and shops this week. pic.twitter.com/ETY1oEo8VZ
— National Trust (@nationaltrust) March 17, 2020
Founded over 125 years ago for the benefit of the entire nation, the National organisation are aiming to honour that mission during such a difficult period by opening the spaces to everyone during the recommended once-a-day exercise periods.
Following the UK governments advice to close all non-essential indoor businesses, which includes shops, bars, restaurants, cinemas, gyms, and other sports facilities, the national organisation, who run and operate hundreds of parks, houses, gardens and cafes across the UK, will opening themselves up to give people a place to go.
The trust will work, where possible, to keep as many outdoor locations open and offer them, if they were paid-for-entry sites, completely free to use.
For more information on The National Trust free gardens visit The National Trust online.