Terrific Tuesday: pond dipping

What could be living in the Serpentine Lake at Prior Park?

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

Pond dipping session and a chance to make a souvenir badge to take home. Exact location within the garden dependent on water levels.


Event ticket prices
  • Child £3.00
View admission charges
Prior Park Landscape Garden


Whole Property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.20 £7.40
Child £4.10 £3.70
Family £20.50 £18.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.90

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1985
Places are limited so booking advisable
Suitable for age 3+
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Follow directions from the main entrance at the top of the garden. The event will be held at he Serpentine Lake at the top of the garden, dependent on water levels
What to bring and wear
Wear clothes you don't mind getting a bit dirty - children will be kneeling down by the side of the lake


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
31 July 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:45 Available
11:45 - 12:30 Available
21 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:45 Available
11:45 - 12:30 Available

Contact Info

National Trust estate office
Call 01225 833977

Upcoming events

Garden tours

Tue 26 Jun 2018
Wander through historic Prior Park on this free and informative guided tour.

Foraged fictions

Fri 06 Jul 2018
A promenade collection of stories inspired by the Prior Park landscape

Wildlife walks

Wed 18 Jul 2018
A special opportunity to see the garden in the early morning tranquility on this series of walks, exploring nature through the season.

Summer holiday snail trail

Sat 21 Jul 2018
Have Prior Park as your playground this summer.

Terrific Tuesday: pond dipping

Tue 31 Jul 2018
What could be living in the Serpentine Lake at Prior Park?

Terrific Tuesday: garden art

Tue 07 Aug 2018
A creative morning in the garden.