WE'RE inviting you to discover something new in Yorkshire as our properties reopen for the spring.

There are lots of new things to see and do this year at the places the National Trust looks after around the county in addition to East Riddlesden Hall.

Discover scattered stories and forgotten spaces at Nostell Priory and Parkland near Wakefield.

Learn more about this treasure trove of a country house and explore forgotten rooms, unravel tales of lost treasures and see the collections in a new light.

The opulent rooms that Nostell’s visitors know and love tell the stories of the people that lived and worked here, through the furniture, architecture and exquisite craftsmanship.

However these rooms are only some of Nostell’s history; there are 300 spaces in this country house, many of which have been left empty, holding forgotten stories and opportunities to be used differently.

In 2016, visitors are invited to enter unseen spaces and discover more about Nostell, not just in the beautiful objects that remain, but also in the hidden, the lost, the sold and the scattered.

This year, Beningbrough Hall near York is celebrating a very exciting anniversary – it’s been 300 years since the current hall was built.

Beningbrough has had many owners since 1716, and this year is all about telling the stories of the people who have shaped its history.

One of the new elements to look forward to is the Visiting Portraits Gallery Director’s Choice.

To celebrate our 300th birthday, National Portrait Gallery Director Nicholas Cullinan has chosen four portraits of people who have shaped British history and culture.

There will be one portrait for each century, and a fourth to represent the future. See the Brownlee brothers in this Olympic year and a John Singer Sargent portrait of Octavia Hill - one of the co-founders of the National Trust.

For families, grab a brand new trail for the birthday year where Benny the Beningbrough labrador will lead you on adventures through time.

We can’t wait for you to visit during 2016 and help us to celebrate Beningbrough’s 300th birthday - cake will always be on sale in the restaurant!

Eight hundred years of history are waiting to be explored if you visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal near Ripon.

You can easily spend a whole day here – through the abbey ruins and imagine life as medieval monk before taking a walk through to the water garden. Find follies, statues and hidden views amongst the lakes and canals.

At Easter there is fun to be had all over the estate including for the first time the Easter Egg Hunt every day of the holiday. Easter bunnies have been hopping about all over the place – can you help to find them?

A tiny golden egg is hiding somewhere secret, so you can team up with family and friends to take on this challenging treasure hunt.

Join in an afternoon of 'eggciting' Easter Monday traditions with egg rolling on Abbey Green and a best decorated egg competition.

Or have a splash down by the mill and make your very own mini water wheel to take home.