Montacute Wassail

Sing to bless the apple trees.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Come and witness and be part of this most ancient and culturally important ceremony for the west county where cider has been made for centuries.

If that's to highbrow for you just come along for a sing song, a glass of cider or two and to bang on some pots and pans.

Great fun and engaging for all ages.


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.30 £13.80
Child £8.15 £7.40
Family £36.75 £33.00
1 adult family £22.45 £20.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.10
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
  • 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...

The group price is only available if pre-booked.

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the old stables
What to bring and wear
Wrap up warm, bring a torch, a cooking pot and something to hit it with to make lots of noise . If you are bringing your dog be aware there will be loud firing at the end of the ceremony.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
4 January 2020 16:30 - 17:30 Available

Contact Info

Montacute House
Call 01935 823289

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Montacute Wassail

Sat 04 Jan 2020
Sing to bless the apple trees.