Summer Holiday Craft Activities

Come and enjoy our wonderful summer craft activities with a different craft on each of the six weeks of the summer holidays. Some of our old favourites will feature, such as kite making and flying and the ever popular snail racing.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

We will also have some brand new activities, so check below to see what exciting craft is on each week.

The events will be based in the White Craft Tent in The Orchard.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £2.50
View admission charges
Polesden Lacey

Prices

House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.60 £6.80
Family £38.00 £34.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.25
Late entry pricing
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50

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...

National Trust members and under 5s are free.

Late entry pricing: we offer a reduced entry price if you arrive during the last hour of house opening. 

£1 restaurant voucher if arriving by public transport (present valid ticket at visitor reception). 

Parking for non-members: £2 up to and including 2 hours, £5 all day. 

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
£2.50 per child, plus normal admission charges. Cash only payment for these activities will be taken at the Tent, If paying by card, this can only be done at Reception.
What to bring and wear
There are vouchers available for free craft activities at Polesden Lacey for up to 1 child in the ‘Family Grapevine Magazine’.
Other
Week 1 – 20th July to 26th July – Bird kite making & flying Week 2 – 27th July to 2nd – Aug – Snail making and racing Week 3 – 3rd Aug to 9th Aug – Bug Noughts and Crosses Week 4 – 10th Aug to 16th Aug – Insect Headdresses Week 5 – 17th Aug to 23rd Aug – Bug Pencil Toppers Week 6 – 24th Aug to 30th Aug – Peg Insects

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 August 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
20 August 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
21 August 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
22 August 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
23 August 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
24 August 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
25 August 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
26 August 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
27 August 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
28 August 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
29 August 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
30 August 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Polesden Lacey
Email
polesdenlacey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01372 452048

Upcoming events

Summer Holiday Craft Activities

Mon 19 Aug 2019
10:00-15:00
Come and enjoy our wonderful summer craft activities with a different craft on each of the six weeks of the summer holidays. Some of our old favourites will feature, such as kite making and flying and the ever popular snail racing.

Join us behind the scenes at Polesden Lacey

Mon 19 Aug 2019
10:00-17:00
This year we’re sharing the secrets that keep a country estate great, taking you beyond the scone.

Conservation in action (for families): help the house team

Mon 19 Aug 2019
12:30-16:00
We will be carrying out preventive conservation work on the metals, specifically brass, in front of visitors over the summer holidays. Come and lend a hand!

Unseen Spaces Tours 2019

Mon 19 Aug 2019
14:15-15:15
We are continuing to work towards 'unlocking' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy.

Conservation in Action: Summer Statue Scrub

Tue 20 Aug 2019
11:30-12:30
Find out about the conservation of our outdoor statues and even join in and see what it's like to be a 'Statue Scrubber'.

Unseen spaces garden tour

Tue 20 Aug 2019
12:45-13:45
Join a garden guide as they take you behind the scenes in this exclusive tour.