Weird and Wonderful Valentines

Explore the house and grounds whilst looking out for our weird and wonderful Victorian expressions of love. These strange cards and tokens certainly caught our attention.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Explore the house and grounds whilst looking out for our weird and wonderful Victorian expressions of love.

These strange cards and tokens certainly caught our attention.

These cards are copies of real cards, with the kind permission of Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.15 £10.13
Child £5.60 £5.09
Family £27.90 £25.36
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.25
Gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.00 £4.54
Child £2.50 £2.27
Family £12.50 £11.36
Group Adult N/A £4.50
Group Child N/A £2.25

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 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.

The basics

Suitability
This an extremely family friendly event
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please visit Visitor Reception first as normal who will be able to advise you on where to find the Valentine's Cards.
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather.
Accessibility
There are steps and stairs throughout the house, please speak to the property directly for advice.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
10 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
11 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
12 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
13 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
14 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
16 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
17 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
18 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Canons Ashby
Email
canonsashby@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01327 861900

Upcoming events

Silver Bells Trail

Mon 11 Dec 2017
10:00-15:00
Bring the family and explore the grounds with a Christmas twist. Find the musical items in our outdoor spaces and make some beautiful festive sounds. Discover them all and win your musical prize.

Five Centuries of Christmas

Mon 11 Dec 2017
11:00-15:00
Immerse yourself in five centuries of Christmas, from earthy Tudor treats to familiar 20th century traditions.

Festive Face Painting

Sat 16 Dec 2017
11:00-15:00
Get some festive face paint for the final weekend of 5 Centuries of Christmas. For £2-£3 depending on the design, join in the festive fun.

New Year's Walk

Sun 07 Jan 2018
10:00-12:30
Blow away the cobwebs after the indulgent Christmas season and get some fresh air in the beautiful Northamptonshire Countryside.

Weird and Wonderful Valentines

Sat 10 Feb 2018
11:00-15:00
Explore the house and grounds whilst looking out for our weird and wonderful Victorian expressions of love. These strange cards and tokens certainly caught our attention.

Make a bird feeder

Mon 12 Feb 2018
12:00-15:00
Make a bird feeder to help your feathered friends in the cold weather.