Build a den - 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

Enjoy an outdoor adventure and learn to build your own woodland den.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

As part of the National Trust's 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 campaign we are having a weekend of fun, learning how to build your own woodland hideaway. Our expert den builders will be on hand to help you learn the woodland skills you need.

There is a 15-20 minute walk to the woodland to do this activity


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Hinton Ampner


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.50 £11.30
Child £6.25 £5.65
Family £31.25 £28.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.50
Garden and estate
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
Group Adult N/A £8.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


The basics

All children must be accompanied by an adult
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Follow the signs from reception - there is a short walk of about 15-20 mins to do this activity in our woodland
What to bring and wear
Bring your wellies and clothes you dont mind getting a bit dirty!
not wheelchair accessable, due to woodland setting. It is difficult to access with push chairs.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 May 2016 11:00 - 15:00

Contact Info

Hinton Ampner
Call 01962 771305

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