Summer family willow workshop

A chance to have a go at making a simple willow shape. Our drop-in sessions are great fun for all the family. Suggested donation: £2 per person.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Try your hand at making a simple willow shape, such as a dreamcatcher, dragonfly or decorative summer wreath. Our skilled volunteer will show you how.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Barrington Court


Main season 9 Feb - 5 Nov 2018
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
1 Adult Family £19.80 £18.00
Group Adult N/A £11.20
Group Child N/A £5.60

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

Accompanied children are very welcome.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Call in at visitor reception, then make your way through the garden to the south lawn.
What to bring and wear
The workshop will be held outside on the south lawn, so please dress for the weather (and remember sunscreen if it's hot!).
Accessible to all, but please note the garden paths are old and worn in places, so a bit bumpy for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Please note the workshops are offered on a drop-in basis, so there may be queues at times.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
7 August 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
21 August 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Emma Blake
Call 01460 243125

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Summer family willow workshop

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