Given the gloomy economic climate, we're looking to share some of life's simple pleasures with our followers. So, we'd love to hear from you about your happy place. Where do you go when life's getting you down? Is there somewhere that brings back amazing happy memories?
It could be that you're happiest when sat round the kitchen table with your family, or it could be that you've got a great memory of some time spent at one of our places in London and the South East.
We'd like to share your stories on our happy place map so that other can get that little spark of inspiration to hopefully find their happy place. You can tweet us your happy memory or picture to @southeastnt or you can email us.
We'll then add them to our map, and as a little thank you for sharing your stories, we've got 1 day family pass to to give out to our favourites every Monday - Friday untill the 11th April 2012. So get your thinking caps on!
If you're stuck for a happy place, we're porducing some exciting little maps of inspiration for each county in our region outlining all of our places open to the public. They're not quite ready yet, but you can pre order your free paper copy here. They'll be posted out in late March and as soon as the online ones are ready we'll let you know.
These terms and conditions apply to stories and images submitted as part of our Happy Place campaign:
1. By submitting a
story through social media or by email, the user grants the National Trust
limited, non-exclusive rights to use the story and/or images in promotional
material within a five year period of the story or images being
2. The photographer
will be credited whenever an image is used and published by the National
3. Submitted stories
will be moderated and added to the website by the National Trust, stories using
inappropriate language will not be published.
4. By submitting their
story, users give permission to the National Trust to contact them for further
information should it be necessary.
Free pass give away terms and conditions
competition will run from 10 Feb - 11 April 2012
entering the competition, the entrant grants the National Trust limited,
non-exclusive rights to use the images to promote the competition the
images were submitted to, or for similar future competitions within a five
year period of the winners being announced for the competition that the
images concerned were submitted to;
photographer will be credited whenever the image is used and published by
the National Trust.
This prize draw is open to residents of the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man aged 18 years or over excluding
employees and their families of The National Trust, anyone professionally
connected with this promotion.
entry per Twitter or Email account per day.
The judge's decision is final and no
correspondence will be entered into.
The National Trust will not be responsible for
any transport or accommodation costs incurred in the fulfilment of this
The winner will be notified by Twitter message or by email asking for their postal
address If a winner does not respond setting out their contact details
and address within 3 days, the Promoter has the right to pick another
winner from all valid entries.
Many of our outdoor places are open all year, whilst some of our houses are closed for us to conserve, clean and restore the precious interiors. Once this has been done the doors are flung open for you to enjoy a warm winter’s visit. Here are the indoor places opening in February after their winter clean: