Calke Explore

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Little explorers can get outdoors and closer to nature at our outdoor adventure play area in the woodland, open every day of the school holidays.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.50 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.95
Family £36.20 £33.70
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.10
Garden, stables and park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.70 £9.10
Child £4.80 £4.50
Family £24.20 £22.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.10
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £3.60
Child N/A £1.80
Family N/A £9.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
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 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...

Park and stables admission charges apply to all non-members and are paid at the vehicle entry point which is one mile from the main gate. Tickets for the house and garden or garden only are purchased from the Ticket Office by the main car park one and half miles further on.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 August 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
22 August 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
30 August 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
31 August 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
1 September 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
2 September 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
3 September 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property office
Email
calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 863822

Upcoming events

Garden of Imagination

Mon 21 Aug 2017
10:30-16:00
The walled kitchen garden has been transformed into the Garden of Imagination...

Calke Explore

Mon 21 Aug 2017
10:30-16:00
Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore.

Calke on camera interactive exhibition

Mon 21 Aug 2017
11:00-16:00
The Riding School is hosting an interactive photography exhibition, with lots of photography activities to get involved in.

50 things in the Garden of Imagination

Mon 21 Aug 2017
11:30-12:30
Tick off some of your '50 things' in the Garden of Imagination this summer.

50 things in Squirt's Stable

Tue 22 Aug 2017
11:30-12:30
Tick off some of your '50 things' in Squirt's Stable this summer.

Twilight walk

Fri 25 Aug 2017
19:15-21:15
This event is now fully booked - we apologise for any disappointment caused.