Summer holiday fun at Kingston Lacy

Join a royal adventure at Kingston Lacy this summer, inspired by the National Gallery loan of the painting La Tela Real.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This summer Kingston Lacy has welcomed a very special Spanish guest from the National Gallery. La Tela Real is a rare painting by Diego Velazquez that shows the Spanish king and his court.

Collect an activity pack from the Shepherd's Hut to discover more about royal life in the 17th century, visit the explorer tents to have a go at craft activities and challenge each other to games of skittles, croquet and giant chess, or simply borrow a blanket to picnic on.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.70
Child £7.00 £6.30
Family £35.00 £31.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00

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

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 August 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 August 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 August 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 August 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 August 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 August 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 August 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 August 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 August 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 August 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 August 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 August 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
31 August 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 September 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 September 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 September 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Upcoming events

Summer holiday fun at Kingston Lacy

Sat 19 Aug 2017
10:00-17:00
Join a royal adventure at Kingston Lacy this summer, inspired by the National Gallery loan of the painting La Tela Real.

Guided garden walks

Sat 19 Aug 2017
11:30-12:30
Join our volunteer garden guides who will bring the gardens to life.

Kingston Lacy house tickets

Sat 19 Aug 2017
12:00-12:30
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There's plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs. Book your timed ticket for the house.

Out of hours walks

Mon 21 Aug 2017
09:30-10:30
Join our regular group of walkers for a peaceful out of hours walk around the Kingston Lacy parkland.

Ladies beginner running group

Mon 21 Aug 2017
09:30-10:30
If you consider yourself a beginner, whether or not you can only just run to the next lamp post or can manage a mile or more then these sessions with a supportive Run England leader are for you.