Calke Unlocked: Secret Stables (age 14+)

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. This high-energy tour takes you where no visitor has gone before, to look for hidden history inside the stables.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

What's a Calke Unlocked tour like, you ask? It's high-energy, loads of fun, interactive and just a little bit naughty. Our unique tour leaders are experts in the obscure and collectors of hidden stories.

Together you’ll discover Stable scandals, uncover snippets of stable life, and do a bit of horsing around inside the forgotten nooks and crannies of the Stableyards.

Due to the slightly wonky nature of the stables, Calke Unlocked isn't suitable for those with limited mobility.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £15.00
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

Booking details
Call 01332 695310
Online booking only, the number above is for enquiries only.
Suitability
Sorry, this tour isn't suitable for children under 14
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
All booked in? Meet us outside the Ticket Office for the start of your tour. Our awesome tour guide, Anna, will be the one waving madly.
What to bring and wear
The stable tour is mostly indoors, so don't get your knickers in a twist about the wet weather - just bring a jumper in case it gets nippy (and don't forget bags of energy too).
Accessibility
Due the slightly wonky nature of the stables, unfortunately this tour isn't suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.
Other
Normal park admission charges apply.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 November 2019 14:00 - 15:30 Available
19 November 2019 14:00 - 15:30 Available
20 November 2019 14:00 - 15:30 Available
25 November 2019 14:00 - 15:30 Available
28 November 2019 14:00 - 15:30 Available
30 November 2019 14:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Calke Unlocked: Secret Stables (age 14+)

Fri 15 Nov 2019
14:00-15:30
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. This high-energy tour takes you where no visitor has gone before, to look for hidden history inside the stables.

1940s Tea Dance

Sat 16 Nov 2019
14:15-15:15
Step back in time to the 1940s, and join the land girls and home guard for a good old-fashioned tea dance.

Calke Unlocked: Hidden House (age 14+)

Tue 19 Nov 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 photos, and see the house in a whole new light.

#ThanksToYou

Sat 23 Nov 2019
10:00-16:00
To say thank you to National Lottery players, we're offering free entry to Calke's park and gardens between Sat 23 and Fri 29 Nov 2019.

Capture Calke on Camera

Sat 23 Nov 2019
10:30-12:30
Bring your camera to Calke and have some fun with the photography team on this creative walk in the park.

Kids with Cameras

Sat 23 Nov 2019
13:30-14:30
Bring your camera to Calke and have some fun with the photography team on this creative walk in the park.