May Day celebrations

Come and watch the Morris dancers in the Riding School, and have a go at maypole dancing this May Day at Calke.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Get into the May Day spirit and watch the 'Chip Off the Old' Morris dancers as they celebrate in the Riding School, then have a go at dancing around the maypole.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.50 £14.10
Child £7.75 £7.05
Family £38.75 £35.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.50
Garden, stables and park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.20 £9.20
Child £5.10 £4.65
Family £25.50 £23.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.45
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.20
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £3.80
Child N/A £1.90
Family N/A £9.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £1.60

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.

Please note...

Park and stables admission charges apply to all non-members and are paid at the vehicle entry point which is one mile from the main gate. Tickets for the house and garden or garden only are purchased from the Ticket Office by the main car park one and half miles further on.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Maypole and Morris dancing will take place in the Riding School.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
7 May 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property office
Email
calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 863822

Upcoming events

Country food and drink fair

Sun 22 Apr 2018
10:00-16:00
Celebrate local food that's grown, raised, baked or caught within a 30-mile radius of Calke.

Hidden conservation walk at South Wood

Thu 03 May 2018
14:00-16:00
Join our park guides and ranger team to discover the hidden work we do around the wider estate to conserve our valuable habitats.

May Day celebrations

Mon 07 May 2018
12:00-15:00
Come and watch the Morris dancers in the Riding School, and have a go at maypole dancing this May Day at Calke.

Calke Alive

Tue 15 May 2018
12:30-16:00
Travel through time and meet characters from Calke's past, as they tell the tale of the years of grandeur, the gradual decline and the dramatic end.

Veteran trees of Calke

Sat 19 May 2018
14:00-15:30
Join this guided walk to discover some of the amazing ancient trees in Calke Park.

Limeyards and brickyards walk

Mon 21 May 2018
10:00-12:00
Discover Calke's industrial past with National Trust archaeologist Rachael Hall on this guided walk.