The National Trust in London and the South East is inspiring people to forget the doom and gloom for a day and instead recall memories of their happy places, discover the variety of National Trust places to visit in the region, and take home new happy place memories. 

As part of English Tourism Week the charity locally has launched a spring marketing campaign for the region. The promotion will include radio advertising, Facebook and Twitter initiatives, online advertising and eye-catching billboards at six key locations.

New free maps have also been created to help you plan a care-free day out with plenty of ideas on places to visit and treats to enjoy. The colourful ‘little maps of inspiration’ can be obtained via Trust’s London and South East web pages at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/southeast. The maps coverKent, East and West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire, Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire,London, and theIsle of Wight, and for the first time ever bring together a guide to the countryside places in the care of the Trust as well as its famous houses and gardens. 

A big part of the campaign is sharing the places you love – your ‘happy place’ – on an interactive map on the website. Followers are being asked to tweet their #happyplace story to @southeastnt, or post details to Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalTrustLondonandSouthEast. Whether it’s a country garden, a favourite tree or simply your own sitting room, your story will appear on a ‘happy places’ map on the National Trust’s website.

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