Explore the Outdoors

Head outside and discover all the wonderful wildlife and amazing family adventures you can have in the gardens and woodland at Quarry Bank.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Families can follow the spring nature trail and immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of spring. You can try your hand at some of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ and explore parts of Quarry Bank that you might never have been to before.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.70
Child £6.50 £5.85
Family £32.50 £29.25

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

Please note: members can be scanned at the garden entrances, but if you need to buy a ticket for Quarry Bank please go to Visitor Reception. Apprentice House tour tickets are available from Visitor Reception, you can book onto worker's cottage tours at Styal Village Hub.

We advise early arrival as there's lots to see and do. 

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 January 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
25 January 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
26 January 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
27 January 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
28 January 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
31 January 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
1 February 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
2 February 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
3 February 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
4 February 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
7 February 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
8 February 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
9 February 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
10 February 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
11 February 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
12 February 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
13 February 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
14 February 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
15 February 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
16 February 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available

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Upcoming events

A Georgian Christmas

Wed 13 Dec 2017
10:30-16:00
Join us this festive season and explore a traditional Georgian Christmas at Quarry Bank. Enjoy the sophisticated celebrations of the mill owning Gregs, and experience the humble festivities of the apprentices.

Christmas in the gardens

Wed 13 Dec 2017
10:30-16:00
For the first time, the Quarry Bank gardens will be open across the winter season with festive planting and Christmas activities.

SOLD OUT Baby and Toddler meet Father Christmas

Fri 15 Dec 2017
10:30-11:00
Join us for a special Christmas baby and toddler storytelling and play session which includes a private family visit to Father Christmas and a gift just for your little one.

SOLD OUT Meet Father Christmas at Quarry Bank

Sat 16 Dec 2017
10:30-11:00
Wish lists at the ready! Join in with a special half-hour session of festive activities, including a private family visit to Father Christmas and a gift.

Explore the Outdoors

Wed 24 Jan 2018
10:30-16:00
Head outside and discover all the wonderful wildlife and amazing family adventures you can have in the gardens and woodland at Quarry Bank.

Lost Voices

Sat 03 Mar 2018
10:30-16:00
Lost Voices explores the experiences of women whose stories were not heard, and which are often lost to us today because of their age, status or means. Installations across Quarry Bank will bring their voices to life.