'50 things' Crafts and Activities

Head over to the Riding School to find inspiration for your '50 things to do before you're 11¾' challenges.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Get stuck into self-led crafts and activities that will help you tick off some of your '50 things' challenges. Have a go at indoor den building, get creative and make a wild crown, then go on a hunt for fossils and bones. You'll also find a discovery area where you can learn more about the natural world.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.25 £7.50
Family £41.25 £37.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.10
Garden, stables and park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.70 £9.70
Child £5.35 £4.85
Family £26.70 £24.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.60
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.20
Child N/A £2.10
Family N/A £10.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.00

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...

Park and stables admission charges apply to all non-members and are paid at the vehicle entry point which is one mile from the main gate. Tickets for the house and garden or garden only are purchased from the Ticket Office by the main car park one and half miles further on.

 

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
This event takes place in the Riding School.
Accessibility
There is step-free access into the rear of the Riding School, please ask a member of the team for support.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
18 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
19 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
20 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property office
Email
calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 863822

Upcoming events

Garden of Imagination

Sat 17 Aug 2019
10:30-16:00
The walled kitchen garden has been transformed into the Garden of Imagination.

'50 things' Crafts and Activities

Sat 17 Aug 2019
11:00-16:00
Head over to the Riding School to find inspiration for your '50 things to do before you're 11¾' challenges.

Calke Unlocked: A Tour Turned on its Head (age 14+)

Wed 21 Aug 2019
11:00-12:30
Museum tours not for you? Want to have a little fun with history instead? Introducing Calke Unlocked - a new kind of tour at Calke Abbey. Play games, take selfies, and see Calke in a whole new light.

Twilight Walk

Fri 30 Aug 2019
19:15-21:15
As the sun begins to set, experience the beauty of twilight on this guided walk in the park.

Country Food and Drink Fair

Sun 01 Sep 2019
10:00-16:00
Celebrate local food that's grown, raised, baked or caught within a 30-mile radius of Calke.

Walk the Rare Paths of Calke

Thu 05 Sep 2019
14:00-16:30
Join the countryside team for a walk off the beaten track, on some of the lesser trodden paths of the estate.