Wildlife spotter challenge
Look out for swooping birds, fluttering butterflies and dancing dragonflies with three handy spotter sheets available from Visitor Reception.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Here's a few sneaky tips to get you started: If you head into the walled garden, you should find butterflies at the wild flower meadow which should be at its peak June-July, in August check the dahlia border next to the meadow. Dragonflies and damselflies like to hover at the edge of the lake, so look out for them as you stroll. As for birds, try the Lime Avenue and the tea garden areas. If you're new to this, we recommend you download a bird call identifier app to help to work out what type of birds you can hear. You may well be surprised at the variety of birds you record.
- Event ticket prices
|One adult family||£21.50||£19.50|
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:
|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.
We can only accept card payments at this time. Thanks for understanding.
- Suitable for families
- Meeting point
- Enter the grounds through Visitor Reception where you can pick up your spotter sheets.
- What to bring and wear
- You'll need practical clothing and shoes for this self-led activity.
- The gardens have hard gravel paths, the woods have mud tracks with tree roots crossing them in places. Just so you know, you don't have to go into the woods to find interesting birds. In the height of summer, you can find plenty of these, alongside butterflies and dragonflies in the gardens.