Dogs in the garden

Bring your four legged friends for a walk in the garden.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lyme's garden on our special monthly event. Please keep dogs on leads and stay on footpaths. Vehicle and garden admission charges apply. NT members free.

Last entry to the garden is 4.30pm


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


House and garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.50 £12.15
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £31.50 £28.35
Group Adult N/A £11.00
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.00 £8.00
Child £4.00 £3.60
Family £22.00 £19.80
Group Adult N/A £7.00
House only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50

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 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...

Free for all National Trust members

Park entry (Standard Admission): car £8, motorbike £4, minibus £12, coach £25. Free for under 16s and NT members.

For group bookings information:

To book a group visit please complete the following:

(Please copy and paste the link in to your search bar)

For the Forest School Consent Form please copy and paste this link in to your search bar


The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Suitable for all. Please let the admissions kiosk know if you need access suitable for a wheelchair.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 August 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
11 August 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
12 August 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
5 September 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
8 September 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
9 September 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Lyme Estate Office
Call 01663 762023

Upcoming events

The Secret Life of Lyme

Mon 23 Jul 2018
Lyme is home to a friendly robin who sees many of the goings on you may not notice! This summer explore the house and garden with the robin’s help and discover some of Lyme’s secrets whilst having lots of fun along the way.

'Gifts for the Gods' - Animal Mummies Revealed

Mon 23 Jul 2018
In association with the Manchester Museum and their Egyptology specialists, an exciting exhibition about mummified animals is coming to Lyme.

Lyme Runners - Tuesday Run Group

Tue 24 Jul 2018
If you're new to running, looking to get more active and wanting to get out running somewhere new why not join our qualified Leader in Running Fitness at Lyme.

Mums, Tums and Buggies

Tue 24 Jul 2018
We've teamed up with Sarah Parker Fitness to offer a weekly outdoor postnatal fitness class for mums and babies involving a group walk with buggies, cardio, strength and flexibility exercises in the beautiful outdoors at Lyme.

Nordic Walking Adventure Walks

Thu 26 Jul 2018
A series of social walks on circular routes of around 5km within the Historic Estate of Lyme Park. NWUK Freedom Passport needed for these walks.

Skylarks Forest School

Fri 27 Jul 2018
Come with your child to explore and learn about the woodland through the seasons. Play woodland games, learn to use tools, create, make and play with natural materials and have lunch around a fire.