Landscape advent calendar

Head out on a winter quest to discover all 24 'doors' hidden in the garden and park for our advent calendar on a monumental scale.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Head out on a winter quest to discover all 24 'doors' hidden in the garden and park for our advent calendar on a monumental scale.

Prices

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

Prices

National Trust Stowe
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.40 £11.20
Child £6.20 £5.60
Family £31.00 £28.00
1 adult, 3 children £18.60 £16.90
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.60
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.25
Joint NT Stowe and House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £17.70
Stowe House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £6.50
National Trust member N/A £4.95

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...

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
This is a family friendly event, children welcome.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your map from the New Inn visitor centre before heading into the gardens to find the advent 'doors'.
What to bring and wear
Wear warm and comfy clothing for a winter's day out.
Accessibility
The gardens have steep slopes, gravel paths and mixed terrain. The New Inn is fully accessible. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
National Trust at Stowe
Email
stowe@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01280 817 156

Upcoming events

Christmas shopping in the Parlour Rooms

Fri 15 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
Throughout the season you'll find a select group of stallholders in our atmospheric Parlour Rooms selling homemade and traditional products.

Landscape advent calendar

Fri 15 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
Head out on a winter quest to discover all 24 'doors' hidden in the garden and park for our advent calendar on a monumental scale.

Family explorers: Exploring the faces of Stowe

Fri 15 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
Who am I? Can you spot the many different faces hidden around the Stowe?

Christmas meals in the cafe

Fri 15 Dec 2017
12:00-14:30
Our chefs are on hand to help add some Christmas sparkle into your diary. Whether you're catching up with friends and family or you want to organise a group booking, our two or three course Christmas menu is here for an indulgent lunch.

Carols in the courtyard

Sat 16 Dec 2017
10:45-14:00
Every weekend leading up to Christmas enjoy festive cheer in the New Inn courtyard listening to traditional carols and music performed by local musicians whilst you sip on a winter warming drink.

Man's Best Friend Monthly Dog Walk

Wed 20 Dec 2017
10:30-12:00
Join the dogs of Stowe on a paw patrol with a different theme and leader each month.