Sherlock Holmes Summer Family Trail

This pretty garden, with its different levels, winding paths and quirky topiary, is a great place for kids to explore. Our fun family summer trail can only be solved by detectives; do you have what it takes?

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

The famous detective Sherlock Holmes needs help solving his case The Hound of the Baskervilles. Can you help? See if you can identify and guess the vital clues. With activities to complete along the way, bring all the family along to take part in our trail.

Our trails are aimed at all the family, the smaller members of the group can have fun spotting magnifying glasses whilst older kids (and big kids too) can work together to solve the clues.

Prices

Additional prices
  • per trail £1.00
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Hinton Ampner

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.75
Family £37.50 £33.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.50
Garden only and winter
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £10.00
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £27.50 £25.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.50

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 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...

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for all ages with grown-up helpers!
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your family trail from Visitor Reception.
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather as our family trail is outside.
Accessibility
Some trail points are down stairs and across cattle grids to our parkland, which are not wheelchair or buggy friendly.
Other
Our trails are aimed at everyone and encourages families to work together as a team to solve the clues. Younger children may struggle to complete on their own but shouldn't have any issues with adults in tow to help.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 July 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 July 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 July 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 July 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 July 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 July 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 July 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 July 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 July 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 July 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 July 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
7 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
8 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
9 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Hinton Events
Email
hintonampner@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01962 793511

Upcoming events

May half-term trail

Mon 28 May 2018
10:00-16:00
The gardens at Hinton are full of nooks and crannies - perfect for outdoor adventures. Try out our new hedgehog themed family trail where kids will learn lots of intriguing facts as they work their way round the challenge.

Object in Focus

Sat 02 Jun 2018
11:00-15:30
Our new Object in Focus series showcases items from Ralph Dutton's personal collection.

Conservation in Action: The Drawing Room Chandelier

Mon 02 Jul 2018
11:00-15:30
Meet the team this week as they clean our stunning chandelier.

Sunday Summer Jazz - Harry Strutters Jazz Band

Sun 15 Jul 2018
12:00-15:00
Wander around our gardens and hear the sound of smooth jazz floating in the air.

Sherlock Holmes Summer Family Trail

Sat 21 Jul 2018
10:00-16:00
This pretty garden, with its different levels, winding paths and quirky topiary, is a great place for kids to explore. Our fun family summer trail can only be solved by detectives; do you have what it takes?

Outdoor Theatre: Dr Doolittle

Sat 18 Aug 2018
18:00-20:30
When Doctor John Dolittle is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals, news of his skills spreads far and wide. Join us on a warm summer evening for a much-loved and exciting animal adventure.