What's a Ranger?

During the school holidays, come and learn what being a Hardwick Ranger actually means, could you be a future ranger? A fun activity for families to identify trees, sit in the estate vehicles and guess which tools carry out the tasks in the park.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

During the school holidays, come and learn what being a Hardwick Ranger actually means, could you be a future ranger?

A fun activity for families to identify trees, sit in the estate vehicles and guess which tools carry out the tasks in the park.

Prices

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

Prices

Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £7.00
Child £3.90 £3.54
Family £19.30 £17.50
House and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.40 £13.95
Child £7.70 £7.00
Family £38.50 £34.90
Group Adult N/A £13.25
House and Garden Christmas
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.80
Child £6.50 £5.90
Family £32.50 £29.50
Group Adult N/A £11.20
Old and New Hall
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £20.75
Child N/A £11.10
Family N/A £52.60

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...

Parking £4 per vehicle. Fishing day and seasonal tickets are available. A Joint Hall ticket is available includes entry to Hardwick Hall and Gardens as well as entry to Hardwick Old Hall (managed by English Heritage)

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet in the Stableyard.
Other
Donations welcome.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 May 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
General
Email
hardwickhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01246 850430

Upcoming events

Monthly Ranger walks

Fri 27 Apr 2018
10:00-11:30
Enjoy the Hardwick parkland through the changing seasons on a guided walk with a Ranger.

Explore the Hardwick attics

Thu 03 May 2018
11:00-16:00
Find out more about the collection at Hardwick and discover the treasures in our attics. From the textile store to the unusual plaster mouldings there is plenty to discover in the attics.

Great British Food Festival

Sat 05 May 2018
10:00-17:00
The recipe for a great weekend with over 80 top local producers,lots of stunning hot food, real ale and wine bars, add a dash of craft and gift stalls,with lashings of excellent live music and mix together to make a lovely foodie family day out.

Mucky Hands and Muddy Boots

Sat 12 May 2018
10:00-12:30
Join us for a fun family sensory stroll along Lady Spencer's Walk to explore Hardwick's natural world and discover the creatures that live in it. Why not visit our Stableyard visitor facilities for refreshments after the walk?

Bluebells and buds walk

Sun 13 May 2018
10:00-12:30
A walk to explore the wild flowers of Hardwick with a National Trust Ranger. You will discover a variety of flora and see the woodlands coming to life in spring.

Over the Motorway and Beyond

Fri 18 May 2018
10:00-13:00
Explore the less well trodden paths of the wider Hardwick estate with a Ranger. You will discover farmland, woodland and villages on the other side of the motorway, and see spectacular views back to the two halls.