50 things Friday - Nature extravaganza

It's time to get your sharp eyes ready for some minibeast hunting and wildlife searching on a farm.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

We'll be having a nature adventure on Lower Halsdon Farm, hunting for minibeasts all over the farm and then building a bug hotel for them to live in. We'll also be searching for signs of wildlife who live all around, learning about the ways you can help care for nature at home, too.


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


Admission free

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

Booking details
Call 01752 346585
Yes, children are welcome accompanied by an adult.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet the rangers in the farmyard at Lower Halsdon. (Grid ref SX 99867 82374) Please park along Halsdon Avenue and then walk to the farmyard (EX8 3DH)
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothes suitable for the weather, and a bug pot if you have one.
We'll be walking across farmland which can be muddy and uneven in places.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 June 2018 13:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Sue Beegan
Call 01752 346585