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February 1st, 2016 / / 38 Comments »

National Trust Membership; 2 Months Free

Sign up for National Trust Membership & pay by direct debit to take advantage of 2 months FREE membership plus unlimited entry to hundreds of NT settings.  Simply use the promo code NT16007M0 when booking online to take advantage of this National Trust Membership Offer.

More details available at National Trust Membership Offer, (offer valid until 31 May 2016).



National Trust; Glastonbury Tor

National Trust; Family Membership incl All Your Children

The great advantage with National Trust family membership is that both 1 & 2 adult, (family), membership includes ALL your children & grandchildren under the age of 18 years. This membership offer can offer some substantial savings over the course of the year and well worth considering.

More details available at National Trust Membership Offer.

Cheaper Membership for over 60’s

The National Trust offers a reduced priced pensioners membership rate for the over 60’s BUT you have to ask for it!  This National Trust deal offers a significant saving on standard membership prices and is only available to those that have been members for 5 years or more, (within the last 10 years), and are now over 60 years old.

Simply email for further details as you will not automatically receive this discount and it cannot be back dated.

More details available at The National Trust.

More Membership Offers

National Trust Membership Offer

English Heritage Membership Offers


National Trust properties


Heritage Open Days; Free Entry

Check out Heritage Open Days weekend that runs each year in September that offers FREE entry to thousands of historic houses, castles and gardens within England.

We’ll update you with more information as details emerge for 2015.

Cheap Tickets to the National Trust

There are a growing number of visitor attractions that are willing reduce their entrance fees as an enticement to reduce your personal carbon footprint.  National Trust are offering discounted entry to many of it’s settings around the country for those who arrive without the car with 1 in 6  settings now offering  reduced price entrance or tea room vouchers for those arriving without the car.

More details available at National Trust Membership Offer.


National Trust; Back to Backs

National Trust; Back to Backs


Children Go Free with National Trust Family Membership

National Trust Family Membership includes all your children/grandchildren under the age of 18 years.  This offer is valid on both 1 or 2 adult family memberships & can offer substantial savings throughout the year.

For double deals, pay by direct debit and take advantage of 2 months free membership too!

More details available at National Trust Membership Offer.

Free Entry Offers to National Trust Settings

In previous years, the National Trust ran a number of free entry offers both in-house & with various publications as set out below;

  • National Trust Free Weekend, (20 & 21 April)
  • National Trust website; National Trust members guest for free offer, (June)
  • National Trust website; Kids Go Free voucher, (August)
  • Daily Telegraph; 2 for 1 National Trust Voucher, (June 2012)
  • Daily Mail; free entry for 2 adults to National Trust settings, (June 2011)
  • Radio Times; free family National Trust voucher, (October 2011)
  • National Trust website; Kids Go Free voucher, (August 2011)

Keep checking back to see what’s on offer at  National Trust settings for this year.

National Trust Membership Offers

2 Months Free National Trust Membership Offer


Paul McCartney's Home; now a NT property

National Trust Setting; Paul McCartney’s Childhood Home


Tesco Clubcard Vouchers & National Trust for Scotland

For the National Trust in Scotland you can use clubcard vouchers towards admission charges where £2.50 in Tesco clubcard vouchers will convert to £10 off entrance charges. This can only be used at National Trust settings in Scotland, (over 100 settings to choose from) & cannot be used again annual membership or special events.

Try a National Trust Setting Instead of a Service Station

Ingenuously, the National Trust have plotted out their own visitor attractions that are within close proximity of major motorways around England and Wales.  So if the children need a burn off some energy, looking for a scenic picnic spot or just fancy a quick bite to eat, it could be worth checking out some of these settings.

More National Trust Information

National Trust Membership Offer

By Liz Walsh


What do you think? Leave us a comment below!

Share your thoughts


  1. Can I use the promotional code for the national trust if I am looking to purchase membership just for 1 year?

    • Hi Sheila, you do need to sign up for direct debit to take advantage of this National Trust Promo code. However there is nothing to stop you from cancelling the direct debit before the next year’s membership is due:)

  2. Victor Rodwell says:

    We support the National Trust, but we are neither UK residents nor long-term visitors. We live in the USA and visit England for 1-2 weeks each year to cruise on our shared-ownership narrowboat “Willoughby”, and hopefully to also visit one at least one NT property. As you are aware, many Americans, Canadians, and others also visit only briefly.

    So might the National Trust consider offer a modified annual membership (e.g. for less than a month, and/or for say reduced rate entry into more than 3 NT properties) for foreigners who visit briefly? I suggest that could tap an otherwise largely untapped source of income for the NT.

    Finally, does “OAP” apply to a non-citizen whose passport documents that his/her age as over 75?

    Thank you for considering these questions.

    Cheers! Vic Rodwell

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Victor, I don’t know if you have come across the National Trust Touring Pass that provides access to National Trust setting for overseas visitors. The Touring Pass is available to purchase for 7 or 14 days and gives access to over 300 houses & gardens in England, Wales & Northern Ireland during your chosen period. Prices start at £25 for 1 adult, (7 day pass) with 2 adult & family pass options too. This might be something to consider?

  3. henrietta wells says:

    I understand the membership is cheaper for OAPs. could you please tell me what the membership cost is for OAPs? Thank you

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Henrietta, if you take advantage of the promo code and pay by direct debit, the individual senior National Trust membership price is £50 for those age 60 years & over. If you prefer to pay by credit/debit card, the senior membership price is £60. NT members that are 60+ and have held membership for at least 5 years in the past 10 years, can also pick up further discounts but you will either need to email them directly or phone the National Trust on 0344 800 1895 (local call rates apply) to secure this discounted rate. I hope this helps, kind regards Liz

  4. Ian Wolverson & Carla Prior says:

    We are joint members.

    We are both well past 60 and do not pay the reduced rate. We read about this in the Times – that you have to ask. Why? This is only clear online, so we have been paying the standard rate rather that the over 60’s rate for a decade. If we have to ask, why not make this clear er on the renewal. NT skullduggery.

    Our renewal is due and we are now asking for the over 60’s rate to be applied to this year’s fee.

    • Hi Ian, Topdogdays is independent of the National Trust, (we simply let you know where the deals are), so you are best contacting the National Trust directly to request the senior reduced NT membership rate. I have to agree it is a shame that you have to request this reduced fee rather than being offered it automatically but hope you manage to resolve matters quickly. Kind regards, Liz

  5. Dawn Bowyer says:

    If we buy a membership for our disabled son aged 20,how much will it be and do his carers go in for free ?
    Many thanks.

    • Hi Dawn, the National Trust states that their ‘admission policy admits the necessary companion, or carer, of a disabled visitor free of charge, on request, while the normal membership, or admission fee, applies to the disabled visitor.’ For more information, you can contact the National Trust directly on 01793 817634.

  6. rebekah behan says:

    Its such a shame there is no membership for just 1 local site to accomodate us doggie walkers. Not everyone wants to travel to see all the sites and buildings. Just want a healthy walk at the local trust site. I think alot more people would buy a local cheaper pass and increase revenue overall.

    • Hi Rebekah, I love your idea – I could see the potential benefits for local people plus added revenue for the National Trust too. Whilst we are independent of the National Trust and unfortunately do not have any influence over policy, I have to say it sounds a cracking idea to me:)

  7. Where can I get a list of all places I can visit free as a member of the National Trust

  8. clive dann says:


    • Hi Clive, thank you for your feedback on National Trust memberships. I have to say I like your thinking and I can see it makes financial sense to offer a monthly payment plan. Whilst we at Topdogdays are independent of National Trust, (and any other visitor attraction), you may wish to pass your comments directly to the National Trust. You can email then directly on

  9. ?remember reading about eating N.T meals during sept and getting 2 for one pudding vouchers for oct 2013 now not find offer in magazine ??

  10. Barbara Brodie says:

    Good Afternoon Team
    We are visiting Dorset/Hampshire within the next couple of weeks. Do you have any special discounts for 2 pensioners please.
    Thank you very much
    Kind Wishes
    Barbara Brodie

    • Hi Barbara, the National Trust deals tend to concentrate upon their annual membership offers & I cannot find any specific deals for the Dorset/Hampshire regions. If you have been National Trust members for 5 years or more, (in the last 10 years), & are now over 60, you can take advantage of reduced price pensioners membership. Alternatively if you join the National Trust online & pay by direct debit, you can take advantage of 3 months free membership. Have a lovely holiday. All the best, Liz

  11. This dicount card no longer applies to national trust properties

  12. We have been joint members for many years and my husband has just turned 60, however on contacting the NT i was told that nothing could be done as he is not the lead member. As i am not yet 60 we will have to continue paying the 92 pounds until i am, i do feel this is a bit unfair, is there any way around this?

    • Gosh that seems a tad unfair but unfortunately we are independent of the National Trust and don’t have any say over their senior reduced membership offer. Appreciate you taking the time to let us know though so we can pass this on to our readers.

  13. Vivien Wetherill says:

    Our joint membership is due for renewal – how much is a direct debit joint senior reduced rate please? We have been members for over 6 years

    • Hi Vivien, thanks for your query regarding National Trust membership rates. Topdogdays signposts to deals & discounts for visitor attractions & is independent from the National Trust so best to contact the NT directly for membership rates. I understand that the senior membership is available to those that have been members for 5 years or more, (within the last 10 years), and are now over 60 years old. You can contact the National Trust directly on 0844 800 1895 or

  14. As my two grandchildren are now over 5 years of age, is the Trust going to repeat last years “Kids go free in August”

    • Hi Ann we’ve been told that the National Trust is not going to be running the national Kids Go Free Offer in August this year. I understand that a select number of National Trust settings will be offering kids go free offers but, as yet, we’ve no further details. We’re sure to update our National Trust offers page as we hear more information on this. It is a shame as this was a fantastic deal over the past few years.

  15. Jill Wood says:

    My self and my mother want to visit National Trust properties this year. Neither of us drive. I am still finding it difficult to access information on how to get to the properties without a car and on which properties give free tea vouchers etc. Please make this information more accessible and increase your incentives for non-drivers.

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Jill, thanks for your feedback. Whilst we are independent from the National Trust, (Topdogdays signposts to deals & discounts to visitor attractions), your suggestions have been noted and could perhaps be incorporated into future blog posts regarding National Trust properties.

  16. Phil Leworthy says:

    Tried to join up but I keep getting the message’ we are having tech problems’
    Are you aware of this?


    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Phil, the National Trust website seems to be working today, so perhaps some technical glitch over the Bank Holiday.

  17. What a lovely opportunity for families to she what a wonderful world this is and hopefully feel like joining the National Trust

  18. The price of joint membership on your lead page is £66.37 and when I proceed to booking it changes to £69.00. This is not what I expect of an orgernisation of your reputation! What is going on?

  19. We were members within the last 10 years for 5 years but gave up a few years ago because of illness. Could you give me information about cheaper membership please

    • Maurich, The National Trust site states that they offer a Senior membership to;
      “Members aged 60+, who have held National Trust membership for a total of at least 5 years in the last 10 years. To buy senior membership, please call the Membership Department on 0844 800 1895.”
      It would be worth giving them a call to see if you are still eligible for this.