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 £13.25
Old and New Hall
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £19.75
Child N/A £13.10
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
29 March 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 April 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 May 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Discover the Winter Border

Tue 23 Jan 2018
11:30-12:00
Discover the delights of the Hardwick winter border and find out how to get some winter colour in your own garden.

Monthly Ranger walks

Fri 26 Jan 2018
10:00-11:30
Enjoy the Hardwick parkland through the changing seasons on a guided walk with a Ranger.

Be a Ranger for the day

Wed 07 Feb 2018
10:00-15:00
Join the ranger team for a day as they work to clear the woodland of snowberry and rhododendron. Enjoy tea and cake round the campfire.

Be a Ranger: Nest box building

Thu 15 Feb 2018
11:00-14:00
Help our Rangers to build nest boxes to put out in the park and garden, during National Nest Box week 2018 and contribute to the conservation effort in the UK to attract breeding birds.

What's a Ranger?

Thu 29 Mar 2018
11:00-16:00
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.