Family explorers: Summer strolls

Long, lazy summer days are perfect for picnics, games and adventures in the great outdoors. Nature has been a busy bee, filling the gardens with lots of beautiful colour, from every-shade-of-green leaves to beautiful butterflies and wildflowers.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

With the help of a free guide for summer strolls, tick off some summery 50 things challenges and don't forget to take a moment to appreciate the idyllic views carved out by gardeners past and present.

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 thing 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
17 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
18 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
19 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 July 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: Summer strolls

Mon 17 Jun 2019
10:00-17:00
Long, lazy summer days are perfect for picnics, games and adventures in the great outdoors. Nature has been a busy bee, filling the gardens with lots of beautiful colour, from every-shade-of-green leaves to beautiful butterflies and wildflowers.

Move together mindfully – beginners running course

Tue 18 Jun 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.

Man's Best Friend Monthly Dog Walk

Wed 19 Jun 2019
10:30-12:00
Join the dogs of Stowe on a paw patrol with a different theme and leader each month.

Bat walks

Wed 19 Jun 2019
20:00-22:00
Come along to Stowe for a walk with the rangers and discover the bats that call the temples and trees at Stowe their home.

Photography walks

Thu 20 Jun 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.

Meet the maker - L'auberge du Chocolat

Sun 23 Jun 2019
10:00-17:00
Head down to the shop within the New Inn visitor centre, try some delicious chocolate tasters and meet the maker - L'auberge du Chocolat. You can't beat this sort of treat for a little pick me up.