Family explorers: Spring seekers

As the gardens emerge from their winter slumber, take the chance to drink in the sounds, sights and smells of spring at Stowe.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Pick up our free Family Explorer guide for spring seekers and head out for bouncing baby lambs, delicate blossom scents and birds chattering amongst the leaf buds. Have a go at some spring 50 Things challenges - just don't forget your wellies!

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
23 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
10 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
11 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
12 May 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

Family explorers: Spring seekers

Tue 23 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
As the gardens emerge from their winter slumber, take the chance to drink in the sounds, sights and smells of spring at Stowe.

Dawn chorus walk

Sat 27 Apr 2019
05:00-07:30
Experience Stowe in a breathtaking new setting as a member of the team guides you around the garden before our doors open to the public. Listen to the dawn chorus and see the sun come up, before warming up with a hearty breakfast in our café.

Toddler Tuesday: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Tue 07 May 2019
10:30-12:00
Drop in for toddler fun activities and meet other families in the local community.

Man's Best Friend Monthly Dog Walk

Wed 15 May 2019
10:30-12:00
Join the dogs of Stowe on a paw patrol with a different theme and leader each month.

Move together mindfully – beginners running course

Tue 21 May 2019
10:00-11:00
Move together mindfully is a social beginners running group for people who want to look after their mind and body.

Thirtieth anniversary interpretive dance

Wed 22 May 2019
17:00-18:30
College students from Oxford and Banbury will perform an interpretive dance which celebrates 30 years since the National Trust took over the restoration of the gardens at Stowe.