Winter Holiday

Enjoy the latest of our trails inspired by the Swallows and Amazons series of books

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Some unexpected visitors over the winter have left some intriguing evidence behind. Make your own tracking guide in the stables, find the clues and discover who's been at Stoneywell in order to claim your prize. £2 per trail


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £9.00
Child £4.95 £4.50
Family £24.75 £22.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.20

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...


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 February 2018 10:15 - 14:45 Available
23 February 2018 10:15 - 14:45 Available
24 February 2018 10:15 - 14:45 Available
25 February 2018 10:15 - 14:45 Available

Upcoming events

Winter Holiday

Thu 22 Feb 2018
Enjoy the latest of our trails inspired by the Swallows and Amazons series of books

Mother's Day

Sun 11 Mar 2018
Join our volunteers in the cottage to make something special for mum, using freshly picked flowers from the garden to create a beautiful flower arrangement. There is a small charge of £5 to cover the costs

Coot Club

Sat 24 Mar 2018
In the the latest of our 'Swallows and Amazons' themed family trails, explore the garden and woodland solving clues that bring you closer to nature. Do your bit for wildlife in the stables too with our nature-themed crafts. £2 per trail.

Photography Exhibition

Sat 14 Apr 2018
Come and see the best 25 images from Stoneywell's second photography competition, displayed within the beautiful surroundings of the tennis lawn.

Spokes and Ladders

Sat 28 Apr 2018
Discover the skill of seat rushing and spoke shaving in a unique demonstration by Lawrence Neal, who continues to make traditional chairs using Ernest Gimson's original design.