Pumpkin Trails

Dress to impress and join us for a great family day, out hunting our hidden and spooky pumpkins in the grounds.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Try the Pumpkin Trail as a team and explore the grounds whilst seeking our pumpkins and solving the clues! Then collect your sticker. Then why not warm up with a hot chocolate or a bowl of soup?

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.30 £10.27
Child £5.80 £5.27
Family £29.20 £26.54
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.25
Gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.20 £4.72
Child £2.60 £2.36
Family £13.30 £12.09
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.25

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...

The basics

Suitability
This event is aimed at families.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Start your day at Visitor Reception, and ask them for the Pumpkin Trail.
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather and wear waterproof sturdy footwear.
Accessibility
Please contact the property directly to discuss your access needs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
23 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
24 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
25 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
26 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
27 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
28 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
29 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
30 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
31 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Canons Ashby
Email
canonsashby@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01327 861900

Upcoming events

Pumpkin Trails

Mon 22 Oct 2018
10:00-15:30
Dress to impress and join us for a great family day, out hunting our hidden and spooky pumpkins in the grounds.

Autumn Family Crafts

Wed 24 Oct 2018
11:00-14:00
Bring the kids during half term and enjoy some craft activities inspired by this special and spooky time of year. Work together as a team and take home something autumnal to decorate your home.

Live art demonstration by Chris Pendleton

Thu 25 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
Come and see an artist at work as Chris draws natural images from Canons Ashby in the Coach House Shop. There will be copies of his drawings and lino prints for sale in the shop.

Spooky Stories: creative writing workshop

Thu 25 Oct 2018
10:30-12:00
Let your imagination run wild writing Spooky Stories with us this Halloween.

Secrets of Canons Ashby Trail

Sat 03 Nov 2018
10:00-14:30
Pick up a trail from Visitor Reception and explore the grounds to discover some of the lesser known features of our site which you otherwise might never have noticed.

Spit and polish: from kitchen maids to conservation

Sat 03 Nov 2018
11:00-14:30
How can onion water or brick dust help you look after your home? What other uses for tea leaves are there? Discover the differences between how the Victorian servants and the modern conservation team care for our historic house.