'The Dig' on Tour
Come and join us to explore the history of Dunstable Downs this half-term. Become an archaeologist - we'll lend you the tools - and dig in our archaeological pit to uncover the histories beneath your feet!
- Booking not needed
- Admission applies
After a very successful archaeological survey in Ashridge Estate in February, we are bringing The Dig to Dunstable Downs this half-term!
Cost is £2 per child - for this you will receive an activity sheet, certificate and a prize!
Event ticket prices
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:
|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.
- Children Welcome
- Meeting point
- Come into the visitor centre to collect your activity sheet and tools before heading onto the dig site.
- What to bring and wear
- This event is outdoors so please wear appropriate clothing. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead around the dig site.
- This event will be in the courtyard so is a suitable surface for pushchairs. The main dig site is low on the ground, please ask for our alternative smaller 'dig site' that can be used privately on our accessible benches.