NATIONAL Trust properties all around York are looking forward to the summer season, and have special events lined up for locals and visitors to enjoy.

The Treasurer’s House in York, Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, and Goddards all have events and activities planned for Easter and the summer months.

At the Treasurer’s House an exhibition called Demolition and Restoration will expand on stories told last year about changes former owner Frank Green made to the house, and wider tales of the lost houses of York.

At Beningbrough, the hall will continue its partnership with the National Portrait Gallery and will this year be showing paintings including the striking David Beckham by Nadav Kander, and The Nine Living Muses of Great Britain.

Goddards is this year showing an exhibition on “250 years of Terry’s: from chemists to chocolatiers” but will also be offering special 10 minute “bite-sized” talks about the chocolate dynasty and its history.

The bite-sized talks take place on Friday, April 28 and Friday, May 26 at 12pm and 2pm, normal admission charges apply.

Special Easter events are also planned at the three locations, and a spring plant sale will take place at Beningbrough Hall on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 from 10.30am to 5pm.

Later in the summer from May 29 to June 4 the Treasurer’s House will have croquet, hoopla and an outdoor kids trail in its garden, which is free to enter, from 11am to 4pm daily.

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