If you are entertaining friends or family during August – or just fancy a day out yourself – the National Trust have so far opened some 135 gardens and parklands and most of their coast and countryside car parks are open. Only 6 of their houses in England are open so far (including Petworth House) but more than 80 of their cafes and food outlets are operating and will be participating in the Eat Out To Help Out scheme. Advanced booking at National Trust venues is essential (except for most countryside and coastal car parks) and tickets are released every Friday for the following week. For full details please see here.
Keep well, stay safe – and please remember to have your face coverings at the ready!