Give Orienteering a Go

We've teamed up with the South Yorkshire Orienteers so you can give orienteering a go within the stunning surrounds of Wentworth Castle Gardens.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Orienteering is a great way to get out and explore the outdoors. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are as you can choose the course that's right for you and run, jog or walk it at your own pace. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. No experience of orienteering is necessary as someone will be on hand to explain what to do.

There are 2 courses to have a go at. You can do both if you enjoy it and have time!

Easy - 750m, 8 controls

Medium - 1.5km, 16 controls

Distances seem short but you will go further as this is the direct line distance between the controls!

Prices

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

Prices

Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.50 £5.00
Child £2.80 £2.50
Family £13.80 £12.50
Family 1 adult N/A £7.50

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...

Free entry for National Trust members.

We now accept the Max Card, giving 25% off for foster families and families of children with additional needs.

We accept the Essential Companion card, which makes it simple to bring one or two carers or companions with you, free of charge. Just show the card when you arrive, and your carer(s) or companion(s) won’t need to pay an entry fee.

It’s in your name so you can bring whomever you like, but even if you don’t have an Essential Companion card, you can still bring carers or companions free – the card just makes it quicker and simpler for you. 

If you’re not a National Trust member, you will still need to pay for your own entry.

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome, bring a grown up.
Meeting point
Meet on the conservatory terrace. This will also be the start and end point of both courses.
What to bring and wear
Wear comfy shoes and dress for the weather.
Other
https://www.southyorkshireorienteers.org.uk/events/event/857-explore-wentworth-castle-gardens

Contact Info

Name
Property Office
Email
wentworthcastlegardens@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01226 323070

Upcoming events

Birds, Bees and Butterflies

Sat 21 May 2022
11:00-11:45
Join Richard, our knowledgeable and experienced volunteer to see the different wildlife at Wentworth. Wednesday 4th, Saturday 7th, Thursday 12th, Monday 16th and Saturday 21st May

Give Orienteering a Go

Sun 22 May 2022
12:00-15:00
We've teamed up with the South Yorkshire Orienteers so you can give orienteering a go within the stunning surrounds of Wentworth Castle Gardens.

The Thomas Wentworth Garden Tour – a very important man you don’t know.

Mon 23 May 2022
11:00-11:45
Friday 6th, Wednesday 11th, Saturday 14th, Thursday 19th and Monday 23rd May

Walk and talk with a gardener

Wed 25 May 2022
11:00-11:45
Have you ever wandered around our beautiful gardens and wished you had an expert guide? Well now is your chance. Friday 20 and Wednesday 25 May

Parkland Monument Tour

Wed 25 May 2022
13:00-14:30
A steady guided walk through the Parkland to discover some key monuments on the estate. Friday 13th, Wednesday 18th and Wednesday 25th May

Early morning birdsong walk

Sat 04 Jun 2022
05:00-07:00
Hear the woodland and parkland birds at their brightest and loudest.