Summer Holidays: Grafting in the Garden

Are you scary enough to chase away the birds, or agile enough to catch a mole? Try out the worst gardening jobs in history.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us for two weeks of garden grafting as we explore the Worst Children's Jobs in History in the garden.

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 £20.00 £18.15
Child £10.00 £9.00
Family £50.00 £45.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £17.10

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 and mill entrances, but if you need to buy a ticket for Quarry Bank please go the ticket office in the mill yard before starting your visit. 

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

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 July 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 July 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 July 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 July 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 July 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 August 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 August 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 August 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 August 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Upcoming events

The Worst Children's Jobs in History - at Quarry Bank

Tue 25 Jul 2017
10:30-16:30
Inspired by Sir Tony Robinson's Worst Jobs in History series, find out about the worst children's jobs at Quarry Bank this summer

Summer Holidays: Grafting in the Garden

Tue 25 Jul 2017
11:00-16:00
Are you scary enough to chase away the birds, or agile enough to catch a mole? Try out the worst gardening jobs in history.

Bob-in Sessions

Tue 25 Jul 2017
14:30-15:15
Join us at 11:30am on Mondays and 2:30pm each day Tuesday-Friday for a special talk or tour from one of our teams.

Summer Holidays: Muck in at t'Mill

Mon 07 Aug 2017
11:00-16:00
Can you stoke a steam engine. move muck from under a mule or carry a can? Find out which worst mill job is for you at Quarry Bank.

Baby and Toddler - Storytelling and Play session

Sat 12 Aug 2017
09:30-10:15
Bring your little ones to Quarry Bank, for a special storytelling and play session just for them. Please book your free tickets in advance.

Behind the scenes - Machines

Sat 19 Aug 2017
14:00-15:00
One Saturday a month we invite you join us as we look at the Mill and its machinery in more depth. Led by our expert team, this is a real opportunity to find out more about this fascinating place.