Keeping bees is quite a craft, the monks would have made 'skeps' to keep bees for their honey and highly-prized wax for making candles, honeyed wines, mead and for sweetening food as they didn't have sugar.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Swanley Grange has been turned into a hive of activity for this weekend with fun activities to get stuck into like candle rolling and candle making, with bee keeping demonstrations from members of the Harrogate & Ripon Beekeepers throughout the day.
- Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
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:
|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.
National Trust and English Heritage members free (except English Heritage corporate and education memberships). Free admission to St Mary's Church.
All members need to bring their cards, including family passes.
A family ticket includes 2 adults and 3 children. Under 5s go free.
- Dogs on leads are welcome.
- Meeting point
- Swanley Grange workshop
|13 July 2019||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|14 July 2019||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|24 August 2019||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|25 August 2019||10:00 - 16:00||Available|