Family explorers: Autumn adventures

As summer green makes way for the spectacular reds, oranges and yellows of autumn, head out into the gardens at Stowe for leaf crunching, tree climbing and conker hunting.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Pick up a free guide for autumn adventures and see which of nature's treasures you can find, from the Farmhouse Garden harvest to fruits in the orchard. We've chosen our favourite autumnal '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' challenges for you to try and once you're all adventured out, head back to the warmth of the cafe for a delicious hot chocolate treat.

Prices

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

Prices

Joint NT Stowe and House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £19.60
National Trust Members N/A £5.50
National Trust Stowe
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.90 £12.60
Child £6.95 £6.30
Family £34.75 £31.50
1 Adult, 3 Children £20.85 £18.90
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.85

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...

Stowe House is managed and operated by Stowe House Preservation Trust. For more information call +44 (0)1280 818166. Admission charges apply to National Trust members, payable at National Trust reception.

Child tickets: under 17s, under 5s go free.

HHA members and Stowe House annual pass members: free.

 

The basics

Suitability
Made for children and families.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your guide from The New Inn at Stowe before heading into the gardens. You can pick up a '50 things' scrapbook here too and don't forget to come back to claim your stickers!
What to bring and wear
Be sure to wear comfy shoes for walking so you can do plenty of exploring.
Accessibility
The gardens are partly accessible with steep slopes and uneven terrain. Mobility buggies are available to hire. Please call us to discuss your requirements on 01280 817156.
Other
Share pictures of your finds on Twitter @NTStowe, Facebook National Trust Stowe and Instagram @NT_Stowe.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 September 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 September 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 September 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 September 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 September 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 September 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 September 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 September 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 September 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 September 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 September 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 October 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 October 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 October 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 October 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 October 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 October 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 October 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 October 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 October 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
National Trust at Stowe
Email
stowe@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01280 817 156

Upcoming events

Secrets of Stowe Challenge: The garden time forgot

Fri 20 Sep 2019
10:00-15:00
Travel back in time to solve the mysteries of an abandoned garden before it's lost forever. Designed for fans of mind games and escape rooms, will Stowe survive in your hands?

Family explorers: Autumn adventures

Fri 20 Sep 2019
10:00-17:00
As summer green makes way for the spectacular reds, oranges and yellows of autumn, head out into the gardens at Stowe for leaf crunching, tree climbing and conker hunting.

Autumn rambles

Fri 20 Sep 2019
10:00-17:00
Pick up one of the self-led walking maps from our visitor welcome centre to enjoy a ramble around the gardens and park. Discover some of the restoration stories as we celebrate 30 years of caring for this special place and enjoy the autumn colour.

Unlocking history - Gothic Temple open day

Sat 21 Sep 2019
10:30-16:00
A rare chance to see inside the Gothic Temple, usually a holiday cottage for the Landmark Trust.

Heritage Open Day

Sun 22 Sep 2019
10:00-17:00
With free entry to the gardens and House today, it's a rare chance to see inside and explore the breadth of some of Stowe's most iconic temples.

Photography walks

Thu 26 Sep 2019
14:00-15:30
Join Michael and Diana from our partners at Active Bucks for a scenic weekly walk around the garden stopping off on route for the opportunity to take photos.