Musical Picnic

Make the most of spring and spend a blissful afternoon listening to live music in the tranquil setting of Canons Ashby's terraced gardens.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Now a beloved yearly tradition for many, our Musical Picnic is the perfect way to relax with family and friends. Bring yummy nibbles and something to sit on, and to take advantage of this rare opportunity to lounge on the lawns of the blossoming terraced gardens, with the sounds of live music drifting across the grounds.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.50 £9.54
Child £5.25 £4.77
Family £26.25 £23.85
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.45
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.20
Gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £4.60 £4.18
Child £2.30 £2.09
Family £11.50 £10.45
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £1.90

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

Suitability
Children are very welcome.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please go to Coach House reception to buy your entry tickets.
What to bring and wear
Bring a blanket or something to sit on, and a picnic basket full of treats.
Accessibility
Access to the garden is up four stone steps

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 May 2016 12:00 - 15:00

Contact Info

Name
Canons Ashby
Email
canonsashby@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01327 861900

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Musical Picnic

Sun 22 May 2016
12:00-15:00
Make the most of spring and spend a blissful afternoon listening to live music in the tranquil setting of Canons Ashby's terraced gardens.

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