A Fairy-tale Summer at Dunham Massey

Calling all children, adults, fairies, trolls and royalty... there is magic afoot - a fairy-tale summer inspired by the whimsy and joy that only childhood fairy tales can bring, is coming to Dunham Massey!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

At the heart of Dunham’s fairy tales programme lies a self-led family trail of discovery and imagination. Whether you’re a climber like Jack and the beanstalk, or a carer like Red Riding Hood, join some of the characters from best-loved fairy tales in considering the morals and meanings connected to nature and the great outdoors.  

From stringed-musical happenings on the lawn, to cosy literature-laden children’s stories in the Orangery, daily activities and events add that little bit of fairy dust to the proceedings.   

A Fairy-tale Summer will take place during the school holidays, from Saturday 23rd July until Wednesday 7th September. For the latest announcements related to A Fairy-tale Summer, follow Dunham Massey on Facebook facebook.com/DunhamMasseyNT and Instagram instagram.com/ntDunhamMassey.

And don’t miss a special one-off performance of Cinderella in the Dunham Massey Gardens on Saturday 13th August.

Prices

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

Prices

Park & Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
Family (1 adult) £13.20 £12.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.60
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.80
House & Servant Courtyard
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.60 £6.00
Child £3.30 £3.00
Family £16.50 £15.00
Family 1 adult £9.90 £9.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.85

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...

Please bring your individual National Trust membership cards with you for entry. Family ticket includes two adults and up to three children age 5+. Under 5s go free.
 
Note: Park & Gardens ticket includes entry to the gardens, deer park, car park, food and drink outlets, shop, and facilities.
 
House and Servant Courtyard tickets are purchased in addition to Park and Gardens tickets and cannot be purchased separately. You can get your tickets from visitor reception. 
 

The basics

Suitability
All ages are welcome.
Meeting point
Collect your trail map at reception. Check Dunham's social media for daily musical, literature and creative happenings.
What to bring and wear
Weather appropriate clothing and footwear.

Contact Info

Name
Dunham Massey
Email
dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0161 941 1025

Upcoming events

Mog’s Remarkable Adventures

Fri 01 Jul 2022
10:00-16:00
Spring into a nature trail adventure with Judith Kerr’s Mog the Forgetful Cat.

21st Century ABBA

Sat 09 Jul 2022
19:00-22:00
Come along with family and friends, picnic in Dunham Massey's beautiful gardens and enjoy a wonderful performance of ABBA’s greatest hits! What could be more fun in the summer sun!

A Fairy-tale Summer at Dunham Massey

Sat 23 Jul 2022
10:00-16:00
Calling all children, adults, fairies, trolls and royalty... there is magic afoot - a fairy-tale summer inspired by the whimsy and joy that only childhood fairy tales can bring, is coming to Dunham Massey!

Cinderella

Sat 13 Aug 2022
18:30-20:30
In an enchanted kingdom in a faraway land, magical creatures and fairy godmothers come together to tell the best loved of all fairy tales.

Outdoor Cinema: West Side Story (12A)  

Fri 19 Aug 2022
21:00-23:00
Enjoy West Side Story this summer against the backdrop of Dunham Massey Gardens.

Outdoor Cinema: Mamma Mia! (PG)

Sat 20 Aug 2022
21:00-23:30
Join Dunham Massey and Adventure Cinema at this outdoor screening of Mamma Mia!