Pond dipping & Bug basement sessions
Want to learn more about the wildlife that inhabits our ponds and woodland floors? Then come along to our pond dipping and bug basement sessions!
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Find out about caddisfly larvae, water scorpions and great diving beetles at the pond-side, and discover a world of mini-beasts in the bug hunting area, including cardinal beetles, centipedes and springtails! No booking required, sessions are running on:
18th June - 11:00 (pond dipping) & 14:00 (bug basement)
19th June - 11:00 (bug basement) & 14:00 (pond dipping)
25th June - 11:00 (pond dipping) & 14:00 (bug basement)
26th June - 11:00 (bug basement) & 14:00 (pond dipping)
- Event ticket prices
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.
- Children welcome, and encouraged!
- Meeting point
- For pond dipping please meet at Centenary pond, for the bug basement please meet at the bug basement
- What to bring and wear
- Please dress suitably for the weather conditions on the day. Sturdy footwear is advisable as some paths are uneven.
- Accessible to all, but please note that this outdoor activity will take place on mixed terrain. An off-road mobility scooter is available to hire, please book this in advance.
- Non-members please purchase a parking ticket on arrival, members scan your cards.