Once Upon A Time: Storytelling in the secret garden

Everyday in the summer holidays, we'll be telling the stories that Lady Brunner loved as a child in the secret garden at Greys Court.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Rediscover the childhood classics adored by Lady Brunner this summer, as you join our storytellers in the secret garden, an area not normally open to the public.

On rainy days we will hold the storytelling in the Cromwellian Building.

Sessions run at 1pm and 2.30pm every day of the summer holidays, subject to availability.

To join onto a storytelling session, ask for a ticket at Visitor Reception, free of charge. Tickets are handed out on a first come first served basis.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Greys Court

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.70
Child £6.50 £5.85
Family £33.00 £29.70
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.40

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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

 

*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.

Please note...

Free cup of tea for those arriving by public transport, bicycle or on foot.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for children of all ages
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
After collecting your ticket from Visitor Reception, meet our storyteller in front of the house.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
16 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
17 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
18 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
19 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
20 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
21 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
22 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
23 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
24 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
25 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
26 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
27 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
28 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
29 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
30 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
31 August 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
1 September 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
2 September 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
3 September 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Once Upon A Time: Storytelling in the secret garden

Wed 15 Aug 2018
13:00-13:30
Everyday in the summer holidays, we'll be telling the stories that Lady Brunner loved as a child in the secret garden at Greys Court.

Once Upon A Time: stories from Lady Brunner's childhood

Wed 15 Aug 2018
13:00-17:00
This summer exhibition brings to life the childhood world of a young Elizabeth Irving before she became Lady Brunner of Greys Court.

The Great Big Tree Climbing at Greys Court

Sun 19 Aug 2018
10:00-16:00
As part of the National Trust's 50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4's campaign we bring you The Great Big Tree Climbing Company.

Silent space in the Tower Garden

Sun 19 Aug 2018
10:30-12:30
Imagine being in a green and tranquil space where you feel free to switch off your phone, stop talking and just relax for a moment or two. The Tower Garden will be a silent space on selected Sundays for visitors to do just that.

Women and Power exhibition

Sat 01 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00
Discover the history of the strong women that have resided at Greys Court over the centuries in this new exhibition on display in the Cromwellian.