From Ice Pit to Parlour Walk

Ever wondered how ice cream was made in the past? Step back in time on this guided walk in the park. Please note this walk will cover areas which are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Hear the story of the ice pit in the park, take a look at the shippon, and find out more about the dairy in this autumnal guided walk. There's even a visit to the Ice Cream Parlour for a Snugbury's ice cream or sorbet. Yum!

Walks start at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm & 3pm and last approx. 45 minutes. Limited places available. Pick up a token from visitor reception on the day. House & Garden ticket required.

Prices

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

Prices

House & Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.75
Family £37.50 £33.75
Family (1 adult, 3 children) £22.50 £20.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.75
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.35
Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £8.95
Child £5.00 £4.45
Family £25.00 £22.35
Family (1 adult, 3 children) £15.00 £13.35
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.55
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.25

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 to National Trust members.

Please note that all visitors, including National Trust members, require a ticket from Visitor Reception for the House and/or Garden.

Car park (includes entry into the Park) - cars £7, motorbikes £1.50, coaches £20 (unless booked 2 weeks in advance via group bookings: dunhamgroupbookings@nationaltrust.org.uk). Free for National Trust members.

The basics

Suitability
Children are welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the entrance to the house.
What to bring and wear
This guided walk will go ahead whatever the weather so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
Accessibility
This walk will cover areas which are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Please call the property beforehand on 0161 941 1025 if you have any accessibility requirements.
Other
Subject to availability.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Dunham Massey
Email
dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0161 941 1025

Upcoming events

Herbie the Hedgehog Trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
10:30-16:00
Families can help Herbie the Hedgehog get ready for hibernation with a trail around the gardens. Solve the trail and collect a prize at the end.

Imagining the Stamford Hospital

Sat 20 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Walk around the house, gardens and park to discover the fascinating story of the Stamford Hospital through surviving photographs, from soldiers arriving on stretchers to them boating on the moat, alongside artistic installations.

From Ice Pit to Parlour Walk

Sat 20 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Ever wondered how ice cream was made in the past? Step back in time on this guided walk in the park. Please note this walk will cover areas which are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Cobweb Crafts

Sat 20 Oct 2018
12:00-16:00
Join in the half term holiday activities with spooky cobweb weaving in the dairy.

A Woman's War?

Mon 22 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
The stories of women’s contribution to the First World War are less well known than tales from the trenches. This autumn, hear about the women who worked at the Stamford Hospital during the war, as told by Sister Catherine Bennett on a guided tour.

Autumn Senses Garden Tour

Mon 22 Oct 2018
11:30-12:30
Enjoy a guided tour of the garden to discover the sights, sounds and smells of the autumnal season. Limited availability, pick up a token from the garden kiosk.