Victorian Baking

Imagine being greeted by the smell of fresh baking as you walk through the doors of the house...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes as they whip up various traditional treats in the magnificent kitchen. Subject to volunteer availability.


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


Gardens and Woodland only 18 February - 29 October
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.20 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.50 £27.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.70
Whole property 18 February - 29 October
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £18.80 £17.00
Child £9.40 £8.50
Family £47.00 £42.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.25
Winter 4 November - 18 December
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.20 £5.60
Child £3.30 £3.00
Family £15.50 £14.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.10

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...

Payment at the admission point is cash only. Credit/debit cards can be used for purchases in the shop and tea-room.

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The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet in the house.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 October 2017 13:00 - 15:00 Available
27 October 2017 13:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01669 620333

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