The Nutcracker trail at Ashridge

Follow our magical Nutcracker themed trail through the woods. In this retelling there's wildlife aplenty - the perfect way to get you in the Christmas spirit.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Buy your trail from the visitor centre before going round our meadow, answering questions and getting engrossed in the quintessential Christmas tale of the Nutcracker. Once you've finished, come back to the visitor centre to claim your present and take a photo next to our Christmas tree.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £3.00
View admission charges
Ashridge Estate

Prices

Monument
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £2.50
Child N/A £1.50

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...

Visitor centre and estate free. Donations welcome.

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Visitor centre
What to bring and wear
Wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes.
Accessibility
This trail is on surfaced paths, suitable for pushchairs. It can be muddy after heavy rain.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 December 2019 10:00 - 14:30 Available
21 December 2019 10:00 - 14:30 Available
22 December 2019 10:00 - 14:30 Available
26 December 2019 10:00 - 13:30 Available
27 December 2019 10:00 - 14:30 Available
28 December 2019 10:00 - 14:30 Available
29 December 2019 10:00 - 14:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre
Email
ashridge@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01442 851227

Upcoming events

The Nutcracker trail at Ashridge

Sun 15 Dec 2019
10:00-14:30
Follow our magical Nutcracker themed trail through the woods. In this retelling there's wildlife aplenty - the perfect way to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas pudding walk

Sun 15 Dec 2019
10:00-16:00
The air is crisp and cold making it the perfect time to head outside. Follow the puddings through the woodland on this self-led waymarked trail and get into the Christmas spirit.

Meet the Maker: Auberge Du Chocolat

Sun 15 Dec 2019
14:00-16:00
Join the chocolatiers from Auberge du Chocolat, based in Chesham, to sample and talk about their delicious products.

Post-Christmas walk

Fri 27 Dec 2019
10:00-12:00
Enjoy a scenic post-Christmas walk through the estate.

Going underground trail and craft

Mon 17 Feb 2020
10:00-15:00
Complete our trail about the creatures under your feet before doing your matching craft at the visitor centre.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Early bird

Mon 06 Apr 2020
10:00-16:00
Beat the crowds and complete our Easter trail early at a reduced price. There's a chocolate prize at the end for every child.