Family explorers: Fluttery butterflies and marvellous moths

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

It's a great time to see Stowe's fluttery friends. Pick up a free spotter guide to help your family identify the bright array of species at Stowe.

Prices

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

Prices

Joint NT Stowe and House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £18.50
National Trust Stowe
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.60
Stowe House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £6.50
National Trust member N/A £4.95

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...

Stowe House is managed and operated by Stowe House Preservation Trust. For more information call +44 (0)1280 818166. Admission charges apply to National Trust members, payable at National Trust reception.

Child tickets: under 17s, under 5s go free.

HHA members and Stowe House annual pass members: free.

 

The basics

Suitability
Made for children and families.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your guide from The New Inn at Stowe before heading into the gardens. You can pick up a 50 Things scrapbook here too and don't forget to come back to claim your stickers!
What to bring and wear
Be sure to wear comfy shoes for walking so you can do plenty of exploring.
Accessibility
The gardens are partly accessible with steep slopes and uneven terrain. Mobility buggies are available to hire. Please call us to discuss your requirements on 01280 817156.
Other
Share pictures of your finds on Twitter @NTStowe, Facebook National Trust Stowe and Instagram NT_Stowe.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
31 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
National Trust at Stowe
Email
stowe@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01280 817 156

Upcoming events

Tremendous trees - Family trail

Sun 19 Aug 2018
10:00-16:00
Head out for a nature adventure to discover some tremendous trees in the garden. Complete this short trail perfect for little legs, along with some of the 50 things activities to win a prize.

Unlocking history - Climb Lord Cobham's Pillar

Tue 21 Aug 2018
11:30-11:45
Take a rare chance to climb the 140 steps of Lord Cobham's Pillar. You'll be rewarded with a 360 degree view of the garden and be able to spot five counties. Book on to one of the sessions to ensure you don't miss an opportunity to explore a...

Wild Wednesday: Walk on the wild side

Wed 22 Aug 2018
10:30-12:00
Get closer to nature this summer with the Wild team on an epic walk to complete as many of the '50 things' challenge activities as possible.

Milady Clare's Musicke perform in the Parlour Rooms

Sat 25 Aug 2018
11:00-11:45
Step back in time with a variety of musical delights with Milady Clare's Musicke. Hear madrigals, dance tunes, early carols and boisterous tavern songs played with a collection of medieval and renaissance instruments to re-live the hit singles of...

Wild Wednesday: Minibeast Motels

Wed 29 Aug 2018
10:30-12:00
Get closer to nature this summer with the Wild team to make your own creation to take home and achieve one of the '50 things' challenge activities.