Family explorers: We're going on a bug hunt!

Challenge - this month tick off all three bug-related '50 Things' activities!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Will you dare to peek under a log? Are you brave enough to hold a scary beast? Can you set up your very own snail race? Pick up our creepy-crawly guide for tips and pictures of things you might find.

Prices

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

Prices

Joint NT Stowe and House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £18.50
National Trust Stowe
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.60
Stowe House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £6.50
National Trust member N/A £4.95

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.

Please note...

Stowe House is managed and operated by Stowe House Preservation Trust. For more information call +44 (0)1280 818166. Admission charges apply to National Trust members, payable at National Trust reception.

Child tickets: under 17s, under 5s go free.

HHA members and Stowe House annual pass members: free.

 

The basics

Suitability
Made for the brave children and their families
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your creepy-crawly guide from the New Inn visitor centre before heading into the gardens. You can pick up a '50 Things' scrapbook here too and don't forget to come back to claim your stickers!
What to bring and wear
Be sure to wear comfy shoes for walking so you can do plenty of exploring. If you've got a magnifying glass or bug pot bring that along.
Accessibility
The gardens are partly accessible with steep slopes and uneven terrain. Mobility buggies are available to hire. Please call us to discuss your requirements on 01280 817156.
Other
Share pictures of your finds on Twitter @NTStowe, Facebook National Trust Stowe and Instagram NT_Stowe.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
31 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
National Trust at Stowe
Email
stowe@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01280 817 156

Upcoming events

"Aren't we worthy?" - the vote

Tue 22 May 2018
10:00-17:00
In the year of Vote 100, help us choose great British women to sit in our modern day Temple of British Worthies. Vote for your worthy women then come back later in the year to see who was chosen.

Family explorers: We're going on a bug hunt!

Tue 22 May 2018
10:00-17:00
Challenge - this month tick off all three bug-related '50 Things' activities!

Stowe trail run - Gold Swan Events

Fri 25 May 2018
19:00-21:00
Whether you have just started running or are an experienced runner, trail running allows you to enjoy the great outdoors. This 10k trail race series is organised by Gold Swan Events with Stowe providing the backdrop.

Book fair

Sat 26 May 2018
10:00-17:00
Drop in to our historic Parlour rooms to peruse our vast array of second-hand books for sale. All profits help restore the gardens at Stowe.

Men in Sheds at Stowe: Gardening on a smaller scale

Sun 27 May 2018
10:00-17:00
Local community group Men in Sheds will be in the New Inn courtyard selling lots of handcrafted goodies for the keen gardener including planters, trugs, boot removers, and lots more.

Wild Wednesday: Plant it, grow it, eat it

Wed 30 May 2018
10:30-12:00
Join our wild team to plant some pumpkin seeds and get stuck into some gardening activities or crafts, watch them grow at home ready for the autumn. Plus, receive a sticker for completing one of your '50 Things' - plant it, grow it, eat it.