Pack your picnic and go watch a movie at one of these Top 10 National Trust outdoor cinemas this summer. There’s a varied selection of films at properties around the UK but, it’s a good idea, to book before you go.
Leigh Woods, Bristol
Luke Jerram Withdrawn Event – Two Wheeled Drive-In, 8pm – 11.45pm
The Life Aquatic (15), July 3; Jaws (PG), July 4
Hop on your bike and cycle to Leigh Woods. Bristol’s best kept secret cinema on two wheels began in Leigh Woods five years ago as part of the Bristol Cycle Festival. Watch the plot unfold from under a leafy canopy, with wonderful views of the suspension bridge and the twinkling lights of Bristol and beyond. The ride starts at 8pm from the bridge.
Price: £10. See Leigh Woods
Morden Hall Park, London
Open Air Cinema, 8pm – 11pm
Birdman (15), July 9; The Goonies (12), July 10; Dirty Dancing (12), July 11
The Luna Cinema at Morden Hall Park transforms the rose garden into the perfect, outdoor movie experience.
Price: Adult £12.50, Child £8.50 (15 years and under). See Morden Hall Park
Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire
Summer Nights 2015, 9.30pm – 11.45pm; Interstellar (12A), July 25
Intended as a ‘temple to the arts’ this impressive mansion oozes glamour. Enjoy a spectacular backdrop with the Neo-classical mansion framed by historic parkland. Book on Derby Quad
Price: £12. See Kedleston Hall
Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire, 7pm – 10.30pm
Grand Budapest Hotel (15), July 31; Grease (PG), August 1
Meet up with friends and family to watch one of your favourite films against the backdrop of this moated manor house.
Price: £12, Group £10.50 (For groups of four or more)
See Baddesley Clinton
Studland Beach, Dorset
Stars at the beach, August 15, 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Celebrate Purbeck Film Festival with fish and chips in front of a film on the beach. A glorious slice of natural coastline in Purbeck, Studland Beach is a four-mile stretch of golden, sandy beach with views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight.
Price: £15 including fish and chip supper. See Purbeck Film
Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire
Outdoor Cinema, 7pm – 11pm
Mamma Mia (PG), August 21; The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (12A), August 22
Hardwick House is famous for having more windows than walls, and now back for its fourth year at Hardwick the Summer Nights film festival brings you great movies against a stunning backdrop.
Price: £12 (normal admission fee applies). See Hardwick Hall
Hatfield Forest, Essex
Back to the Future (PG), August 21, 8.30pm – 10.30pm; Dirty Dancing (12), August 22, 8.30pm – 10.15pm; Casablanca (U), August 23, 8.30pm – 10.15pm
From medieval kings to commoners, discover the forest’s colourful history while you kick back with family and friends to enjoy a classic film.
Price: Adult £9, Child £7. See Hatfield Forest
Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
Summer Nights Film Screenings, 8pm – 10pm
Singin’ in the Rain (U), September 4; Into the Woods (PG), September 5
Surrounded by views of Oxfordshire, the Chilterns Hills, the Vale of Aylesbury and just a train ride away from London, Waddesdon Manor, is an ideal place for relaxing with family and friends.
Price: £12 (normal admission fee applies). See Waddesdon Manor
Belton House, Lincolnshire
Summer Nights Open Air Film Festival, 8pm – 10pm
The Grand Budapest Hotel (15), September 11; Dirty Dancing (12), September 12
Set up seats on Belton House’s elegant Oval Lawn and enjoy an alfresco film. Munch on treats from the hot food van parked nearby or kick back with a cold drink from the bar. Price: £12. See Belton House
Knightshayes Court, Devon
Soupstock Cinema: Jaws (PG), September 12, 6.30pm – 9pm
Discover Knightshayes, a country estate on a grand, gothic scale and visit this summer for some nautical outdoor cinema with this cult classic.
Price: Free event. See Knightshayes