Forest Fridays

Get outdoors and closer to nature with wild family fun every Friday. A selection of drinks and snacks will be available or pack your hamper and bring a picnic.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Expert Greg Power is back and will share his outdoor skills, teaching the art of fire lighting and a special session on camouflage. Talented artists Whispering Woodfolk will bring the woods to life. Join in workshops to learn trapeze, stone carving and story making. Each day will end with an enchanted aerial performance in the trees.

The Stourhead garden team will be back in the trees sharing their skills and offering the chance to have a go and climb. (£2.50 per climb)


Event ticket prices
  • All £5.00
    per child
View admission charges


Day ticket
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.60 £14.10
Child £7.90 £7.10
Family £39.20 £35.30
One adult and up to three children. £23.60 £21.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.20
King Alfred's Tower
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.00
Child N/A £2.00
Family N/A £9.00

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


Please note...

If you arrive by bicyle, on foot or by public transport, we offer a £1 voucher to be used in our restaurant or shop when also visiting the house and garden.

The basics

Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Stourhead Garden


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
5 August 2016 11:00 - 15:00
12 August 2016 11:00 - 15:00
19 August 2016 11:00 - 15:00
26 August 2016 11:00 - 15:00

Contact Info

Stourhead Estate Office
Call 01747 841152

Upcoming events

Winter Warmer weekends and half-term

Sun 07 Feb 2016
Join us in the Entrance Hall of the house to enjoy a roaring log fire, traditional board games and dressing up, whilst getting to know the Hoare family through the portrait collection.

Behind Closed Doors

Mon 08 Feb 2016
Winter Tours of Stourhead House

Estate Walk

Fri 18 Mar 2016
Say farewell to winter and join our volunteer guide for a guided tour of the ancient woodland.

Cadbury Easter Egg trail

Fri 25 Mar 2016
Join us for spring time family fun. Enjoy a new Easter trail around the garden, play giant games and of course there'll be Cadbury chocolate eggs!

National Gardens Scheme Open Day

Sun 24 Apr 2016
Enjoy the wonders of the world-famous landscape and help us support the deserving charities the NGS raises funds for. We make a donation from all tickets you buy today.

Guided estate walk

Fri 29 Apr 2016
Venture beyond the garden into the woods Harry explored as a child, and discover how we look after them today.