Meet a Polesden Ranger - family activity

Our rangers are the superheroes of the woodland!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

On the first Saturday of the month through the summer come and drop in and meet the ranger team and have fun exploring some of the tools and machinery they use. Climb on board their tractor and even help with some fun child-friendly jobs.


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


House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.60 £6.80
Family £38.00 £34.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.25
Late entry pricing
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50

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
  • 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...

National Trust members and under 5s are free.

Late entry pricing: we offer a reduced entry price if you arrive during the last hour of house opening. 

£1 restaurant voucher if arriving by public transport (present valid ticket at visitor reception). 

Parking for non-members: £2 up to and including 2 hours, £5 all day. 

The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet the rangers in the Dairy Courtyard.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
7 September 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available

Contact Info

Polesden Lacey
Call 01372 452048

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