Hardwick Ranger Experience Day

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a Hardwick Ranger? Join the team on a Ranger Experience Day to find out.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

We'll begin the day with a mini-bus tour of the wider estate with lead Ranger Steve where you'll find out more about the areas of Hardwick. From then, get your hands dirty helping the Rangers with important woodland management work to maintain habitats for wildlife. After tea, coffee and a slice of cake around the campfire, head off with the team on a woodland management walk. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £28.00
  • Child £28.00
    Minimum age 14. Under 16's accompanied by adult.
View admission charges
Hardwick

Prices

Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.25 £7.50
Child £3.85 £3.50
Family £20.35 £18.50
House and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.25 £7.50
Family £41.25 £37.50
Group Adult N/A £14.25
House and Garden Christmas 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.15 £6.50
Family £35.20 £32.00
Group Adult N/A £12.00

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...

National Trust members go free.

Parking £5 per vehicle. Parking at the Ponds is £4 per vehicle. Fishing day and seasonal tickets are available. Entry to the old hall is currently closed but the visitor centre remains open (managed by English Heritage).

The basics

Booking details
Call Website booking
Suitability
Minimum age 14, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet the ranger team in the main car park at 10am. You'll then be taken by minibus to the woods returning to the car park around 3.15pm.
What to bring and wear
Please dress appropriate for the weather as you will be outside for most of the day. Walking boots or walking trainers must be worn.
Accessibility
The activities will be taking place in the woods on the Hardwick estate which can be uneven, muddy ground.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 November 2019 10:00 - 15:15 Available
5 December 2019 10:00 - 15:15 Available
21 January 2020 10:00 - 15:15 Available
13 February 2020 10:00 - 15:15 Available

Upcoming events

Hardwick Roof Tours (4 November - 17 December)

Mon 18 Nov 2019
11:30-12:30
Discover captivating views and a different Hardwick experience on our roof tours.

Hardwick Ranger Experience Day

Wed 20 Nov 2019
10:00-15:15
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a Hardwick Ranger? Join the team on a Ranger Experience Day to find out.

PILOT: Hardwick guided dog walk

Mon 25 Nov 2019
09:00-10:00
Join our Ranger on a free, guided dog walk across the Hardwick parkland.

Christmas tree sales at Hardwick Hall

Tue 26 Nov 2019
10:00-15:00
This December, choose your Christmas tree at Hardwick from a wide range of British sustainably grown trees, with every penny supporting Hardwick.

Festive crafts

Fri 06 Dec 2019
10:00-12:30
Join us for a Christmas craft workshop at the Hardwick park centre.

Christmas experience and a three course dinner

Tue 17 Dec 2019
12:00-16:00
Enjoy a delicious three course Christmas dinner then take in the Christmas experience without the crowds on a limited capacity viewing.