Nature explorer activities

Bring the kids and enjoy activities connected with nature and the great outdoors. Whether it’s wild art, or wildlife spotting, there’s something to try every Tuesday of August.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Bring the kids and enjoy activities connected with nature and the great outdoors. Whether it’s wild art, or wildlife spotting, there’s something to try every Tuesday of August 11am - 2pm.

There may be a small fee for some of the activities, and normal admission prices apply. The specific activities will be listed here nearer the time.

No need to book in advance.

Prices

Additional prices
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Canons Ashby

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.30 £27.50
One Adult Family £18.20 £16.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.45
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.25

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...

Free entry for National Trust members. 

The basics

Suitability
This event is aimed at families
Meeting point
Please start your day at Visitor Reception who will be able to direct you to the activities
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather. These will take place outdoors under a gazebo.
Accessibility
The gazebo where the activity is focussed is in the paddock. To access this area there is a slight slope from the car park, and then a small area of uneven grass, which may be soft in wet weather.
Other
Please stay with your young explorers. All children must be supervised by their adult guardians. Thank you.

Contact Info

Name
Canons Ashby
Email
canonsashby@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01327 861900

Upcoming events

Come out and play

Sun 26 Jun 2022
10:00-16:00
Enjoy getting active in the Paddock with the family this summer. Who can hop like a frog, flap like a bat, or creepy crawly under our leaf canopy? Make special memories together on our nature themed active trail.

Guided visit to Priory Church and medieval Stew Ponds

Thu 30 Jun 2022
14:00-14:45
Find out more about the medieval history of Canons Ashby with a guided visit to the church, and then to the recently restored medieval stew ponds: an area not accessible to the public without a guide.

Guided countryside walks

Thu 14 Jul 2022
09:55-13:00
Book your place on a group walk in the heart of rural Northamptonshire with our volunteer guides

Much Ado About Nothing, performed by The Pantaloons

Sat 16 Jul 2022
18:00-19:50
There’s plenty to shout about in The Pantaloons’ take on Shakespeare’s timeless summer comedy of masks, music and mistaken identities!

Garden tour and afternoon tea with the head gardener

Wed 20 Jul 2022
15:30-17:45
Join an exclusive tour of Canons Ashby’s beautiful garden led by our Head Gardener, followed by afternoon tea and time for questions.

Nature explorer activities

Thu 04 Aug 2022
11:00-14:00
Bring the kids and enjoy activities connected with nature and the great outdoors. Whether it’s wild art, or wildlife spotting, there’s something to try every Tuesday of August.