Butterflies, Dragonflies and demoiselles

A guided walk visiting some of the best locations for Butterflies, Dragonflies and demoiselles. Learn about some of the more common species that we expect to see at that time of year and have a go at spotting and identifying them. Don't forget to...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

A guided walk visiting some of the best locations for Butterflies, Dragonflies and demoiselles. Learn about some of the more common species that we expect to see at that time of year and have a go at spotting and identifying them. Don't forget to bring along some binoculars to help spot things from a distance.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.65 £14.20
Child £7.85 £7.10
Family £39.15 £35.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.10
Car parking
Gift Aid Standard
Per car N/A £3.00

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...

A child ticket is valid for anyone aged 5-17 years old. Under 5's are free.

A family ticket is valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-17 years old.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please ask at Visitor Reception to join the estate walk and meet at the front of the house by the information board.
Other
When themed walks are not running there will be standard estate walks that will cover all sorts of information on the wider estate, its history, the wildlife and land use. Please call 01892 893820 for further information.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 July 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
25 July 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
26 July 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
27 July 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
28 July 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
29 July 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
30 July 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
31 July 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
1 August 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
2 August 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
3 August 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
4 August 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
5 August 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
6 August 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
7 August 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
8 August 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
9 August 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Scotney Castle
Email
scotneycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01892 893 868

Upcoming events

Woodlands Past and Present

Wed 26 Jun 2019
11:30-13:00
A walk that takes in the woodlands of Scotney. This theme explores how the estate used to use its woodlands and how that has gradually changed over the years. It will also reveal how we look after them at present to deliver great nature conservation.

Walled Garden Wednesday - Composting and wormeries

Wed 26 Jun 2019
14:00-15:00
Come behind the scenes to see how we have structured our compost area and how to use a wormery. Discuss how you can make your own compost and what material is suitable to use.

Garden Talk: The Terraces

Tue 02 Jul 2019
14:30-15:30
Make a date to visit Scotney Castle and join this talk about planting on the house terraces.

Wildflower Meadows at Scotney

Sat 06 Jul 2019
11:30-13:00
National Meadows day takes place on the first weekend in July. This walk will visit some of our best wildflower meadows. It will cover aspects such as what makes a great wildflower meadow, how we create them and how we manage them.

Walled Garden Wednesday - Herb garden

Wed 10 Jul 2019
14:00-15:00
Our herb garden has become a relaxing and interesting ‘room’. Come and find out about the plants we grow; for dyeing, tea making, medicinal and culinary purposes.

Outdoor theatre- A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sat 20 Jul 2019
19:00-21:30
Shakespeare's most enduringly popular comedy of love and intrigue, magic and mayhem, is brought to life by family favourites Quantum Theatre in their wonderfully funny and exuberant production of the Shakespeare classic.