Summer storytelling

Join award winning storyteller Michele O'Brien on an interactive experience around the gardens.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Follow in the footsteps of Henrietta Bankes and learn more about her story and how she helped to shape the Kingston Lacy you can see today.

This is a 45 minute storytelling walk around the gardens with interactive activities.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Kingston Lacy

Prices

March to October
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.50 £34.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.30
Twilight Tickets
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.50 £9.50
Child £5.25 £4.75

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...

From March to the end of October we offer a twilight ticket price from 4pm - 6pm.  Twilight tickets are valid for entry to the garden and parkland (including the Woodland Trail) only.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable shoes for the walk and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.
Accessibility
Some parts of this walk may cover areas which are not wheelchair accessible.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 August 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 15:15 Available
22 August 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 15:15 Available
27 August 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 15:15 Available
29 August 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 15:15 Available

Upcoming events

Threads of Narrative

Sun 19 Aug 2018
10:00-18:00
Step into the Laundry to discover a new artistic textile installation inspired by the Bankes Archive and the lives and stories of some of the women of the Bankes family who have shaped Kingston Lacy.

Kingston Lacy house tickets

Sun 19 Aug 2018
11:00-11:15
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There's plenty to see, including 'Beyond the Portrait', a new installation for 2018. Book your timed ticket for the house. Normal admission applies.

Out of hours guided walks

Mon 20 Aug 2018
09:30-10:30
Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate, including some areas not normally accessible, before the grounds open to the public.

Summer storytelling

Mon 20 Aug 2018
12:00-12:45
Join award winning storyteller Michele O'Brien on an interactive experience around the gardens.