Family explorers: Beautiful birds

How many birds can you spot in the air, water and trees at Stowe? Use our free bird guide to work out which feathery friends you've seen. Bring along your binoculars to help spot those birds soaring high. You might see some swans, geese or even...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

How many birds can you spot in the air, water and trees at Stowe? Use our free bird guide to work out which feathery friends you've seen. Bring along your binoculars to help spot those birds soaring high. You might see some swans, geese or even red kites. Plus you'll be able to tick off one of your '50 Things to do before you're 11 and 3/4'.

Prices

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

Prices

Joint NT Stowe and House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £18.50
National Trust Stowe
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.60
Stowe House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £6.50
National Trust member N/A £4.95

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...

Stowe House is managed and operated by Stowe House Preservation Trust. For more information call +44 (0)1280 818166. Admission charges apply to National Trust members, payable at National Trust reception.

Child tickets: under 17s, under 5s go free.

HHA members and Stowe House annual pass members: free.

 

The basics

Suitability
This activity is made for children.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up a bird guide from The New Inn visitor centre before heading into the gardens. You can collect a '50 Things' scrapbook here too and don't forget to come back to claim your stickers!
What to bring and wear
Be sure to wear comfy shoes for walking so you can do plenty of exploring. If you've got binoculars, bring those along too!
Accessibility
The gardens are partly accessible with steep slopes and uneven terrain. Mobility buggies are available to hire. Please call us to discuss your requirements on 01280 817156.
Other
Share your pictures of the birds you spot on Twitter @NTStowe, Facebook National Trust Stowe and Instagram NT_Stowe.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 April 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 April 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 April 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 April 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 April 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 April 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 April 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 April 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 April 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 April 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 April 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 April 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
National Trust at Stowe
Email
stowe@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01280 817 156

Upcoming events

Family explorers: Beautiful birds

Thu 19 Apr 2018
10:00-17:00
How many birds can you spot in the air, water and trees at Stowe? Use our free bird guide to work out which feathery friends you've seen. Bring along your binoculars to help spot those birds soaring high. You might see some swans, geese or even...

Milady Clare's Musicke perform in the Parlour Rooms

Sat 21 Apr 2018
11:00-11:45
Step back in time with a variety of musical delights with Milady Clare's Musicke. Hear madrigals, dance tunes, early carols and boisterous tavern songs played with a collection of medieval and renaissance instruments to re-live the hit singles of...

Dawn chorus walk

Sat 28 Apr 2018
05:00-07:30
Join a member of the team for an early morning walk around the gardens to experience the bird song of Stowe and enjoy the chance to see the gardens before we open to the public. Warm up with breakfast afterwards, included in your ticket price.

"Aren't we worthy?" - the vote

Tue 01 May 2018
10:00-17:00
In the year of Vote 100, help us choose great British women to sit in our modern day Temple of British Worthies. Vote for your worthy women then come back later in the year to see who was chosen.

Family explorers: We're going on a bug hunt!

Tue 01 May 2018
10:00-17:00
Challenge - this month tick off all three bug-related '50 Things' activities!

Toddler Tuesday: Sleeping Beauty

Tue 01 May 2018
10:30-12:00
Drop in to our toddler fun activities and meet other families in the local community.