50 Things Drop in activities - Plant it, Grow it, Eat it

Get busy with your green fingers to make a creative planter and get a sticker for your 50 Things To Do Before You're 11 ¾ scrapbook.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

We know lots of you have already been busy ticking off activities in your 50 things scrapbooks already and here's another one to help get you on your way. Make your planter then tend to your plant at home and watch it grow! Although this is a free activity we do appreciate a small donation of £1.50 to cover material costs.


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.50 £34.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.25
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.50 £6.80
Child £3.75 £3.40
Family £18.75 £17.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.65

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...

We also offer a number of group tours available on prior request via our main office:

Kedleston Hall Tour - Morning tour £17.50pp/Evening tour £20.00pp (£25.00pp if led by property/house manager)

Great Estate Buildings Tour - AM/PM tours - £12.00pp

Park and Garden Tour - PM tours £12.50pp

The basics

All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
This takes place in the Pleasure Grounds in the Loggia, please just ask at Visitor Reception if you need directions.
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather and as with any gardening there's a chance you might get a bit mucky!
This is a drop in activity, there's no need to book in advance.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
29 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
30 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
31 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
1 June 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Business Support
Call 01332 842191

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