Horse racing and chocolates

There's fun for all the family as you take in the sounds of York Race Course while discovering the link between these races and the Terry family. Then why not become a jockey for a day as you race each other on hobby horses!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Wander around the tranquil garden and listen to the exciting sounds of the galloping horses at York Races. Learn about the Terry family's connection to these races and for little jockeys why not gallop around the grounds on the hobby horses or have a go at making racing badges.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £6.90
Child £3.85 £3.40
Family £19.25 £17.20

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
  • 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...

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 August 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
23 August 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
24 August 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
25 August 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
9 September 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
12 October 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
13 October 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available

Upcoming events

A daughter's view

Wed 15 Aug 2018
10:30-17:00
New displays and events through the year telling Betty Terry's story of growing up at Goddards, giving a daughter's view of the Terry home and man behind the chocolate business and his family.

Horse racing and chocolates

Wed 22 Aug 2018
10:30-17:00
There's fun for all the family as you take in the sounds of York Race Course while discovering the link between these races and the Terry family. Then why not become a jockey for a day as you race each other on hobby horses!

A suitable job?

Wed 05 Sep 2018
10:30-17:00
Find out more about the working life for women in the Terry factory with new displays and talks.

National chocolate week

Wed 10 Oct 2018
10:30-17:00
Come and discover more about the Terry's chocolate heritage and its highs and lows. Learn more about the factory in York and the origins of the famous chocolate orange and All Gold.

Pumpkins and chocolate oranges

Sat 27 Oct 2018
10:30-17:00
Explore the autumnal produce in the garden, and find one or two wicked pumpkin faces around. Head inside to find out more about the chocolate orange