Sensory backpacks (self led)

Specifically designed for families with additional support needs, these sensory backpacks are filled with items to enhance your visit.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Our colourful sensory backpacks are available for anyone to borrow and are designed for families with additional support needs. They contain a variety of sensory items, including fidget toys, ear defenders, a magnifying glass, a story book and soft toys.

Sensory backpacks are a new addition to Tredegar House and our team have carefully developed them, following guidance from several sensory-focussed organisations. We’d love to hear your feedback so that we can continue to enhance the backpacks over time. Please chat to our team if you have any comments or suggestions to share with us.

Feel free to use these backpacks for the duration of your visit, before returning them to visitor reception. Backpacks are available every day on a first come, first served basis.

Prices

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

Prices

Mansion house and gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.30 £27.50
One adult and up to three children £18.20 £16.50

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
  • 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...

You no longer need to book to visit us. 

The parkland is free for everyone to enjoy, and includes an ornamental lake, woodland and vast open space to explore. Please check our park safety tips on our parkland page to ensure a worry-free visit. There is a 24-hour pedestrian exit. 

Dogs are welcome everywhere except the mansion house, which allows assistance dogs only. 

The basics

Meeting point
Borrow these backpacks from visitor reception. If you'd like to reserve one ahead of time, please get in touch with our team.

Contact Info

Name
Tredegar House Office
Email
tredegar@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01633815880

Upcoming events

50 things - self led activity sheets

Tue 16 Aug 2022
10:30-16:30
Take part in '50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾', the National Trust’s bucket list for young explorers when you visit Tredegar House. Will you watch a bird, befriend a bug or go welly wandering as you enjoy everything the gardens have to offer...

Explorer backpacks (self led)

Tue 16 Aug 2022
10:30-17:00
There’s so much to discover in the formal gardens, whether it’s new life growing in the flower beds or burrowing insects in wet weather.

Sensory backpacks (self led)

Tue 16 Aug 2022
10:30-17:00
Specifically designed for families with additional support needs, these sensory backpacks are filled with items to enhance your visit.

Wales Society of Botanical Illustrators' exhibition

Tue 16 Aug 2022
10:30-17:00
We're delighted to showcase some of the Wales Society of Botanical Illustrators' outstanding work in the orangery this summer.

Summer holiday activities

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-15:00
Come out and play this summer with fun activities for all the family.

Wales Society of Botanical Illustrators' painting sessions

Sat 20 Aug 2022
13:00-16:00
Join Wales Society of Botanical Illustrators for their painting sessions, held in the laundry building.