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 Child £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
1 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
10 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
11 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
12 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
13 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
14 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
15 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
16 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
17 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
18 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
19 March 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 March 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

Magical monuments: Half-term family trail

Sat 16 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
Dig out the magnifying glasses and get ready to sniff out the clues on our fun family trail. Can your little detectives fill in the gaps about the moved, missing or simply magical temples and monuments of Stowe before they are lost to time forever?

Family explorers: Winter wanders

Sat 16 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
Challenge your little explorers with our free guide for wild winter wanders and make the most of the sleeping gardens to discover temples, trees and tracks otherwise unseen in the leafy summer months.

Man's Best Friend Monthly Dog Walk

Wed 20 Feb 2019
10:30-12:00
Join the dogs of Stowe on a paw patrol with a different theme and leader each month.

Wild Wednesday: Feathery friends

Wed 20 Feb 2019
10:30-12:00
Get closer to nature this winter and join the team to tick off some of your 50 Things challenges. Give feathery friends a hand during the harsh winter months by making a bird feeder to take home for your garden.

Stowe Gardens Volunteer Recruitment Weekend

Sat 23 Feb 2019
10:30-13:00
Stowe Gardens will be hosting a volunteer recruitment weekend on the 23rd and 24th of February at 10.30am-1pm both days. This is a great opportunity to drop in and find out how you can play your part as a volunteer with the National Trust at Stowe.

Family explorers: Spring seekers

Fri 01 Mar 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.