Hand spinning demonstration

Hear hand spinners explain how they turn fleece from local sheep into finished garments.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

See a traditional arts and crafts skill in action, with examples of plant-dyed yarn spun by hand on spinning wheels to create knitwear. Items of finished knitwear such as hats, mittens, shawl and socks will be available to buy on the day.

30 September & 8 October 11am-3.30pm


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Family, one adult £19.80 £18.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.70

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. 

Free parking for National Trust members, non-members £4 per car.

Child ticket valid for anyone 5-17 years old. Under 5's free.
Family ticket valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children 5-17 years old.



The basics

Suitable for adults.
Meeting point
House kitchen, ask shop for directions.
What to bring and wear
This demonstration takes place indoors, please wear clothing appropriate for the weather.
The House kitchen is accessible through the downstairs of the House and through the shop. There are a few steps in the shop, but an access ramp can be set up. Please see the Facilities and access pages at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans for further information.

Contact Info

Call 01435 882302

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