Minibeast Safari

What small creatures lurk under stones and logs or in the trees at Calke? Get closer to nature on this fun guided walk.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us for a family friendly walk in the park as we search for the hidden creatures that live in Calke's National Nature Reserve. Where do they live? How do they move? What do they eat? Let's find out.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.25 £7.50
Family £41.25 £37.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.10
Garden, stables and park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.70 £9.70
Child £5.35 £4.85
Family £26.70 £24.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.60
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.20
Child N/A £2.10
Family N/A £10.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.00

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...

Park and stables admission charges apply to all non-members and are paid at the vehicle entry point which is one mile from the main gate. Tickets for the house and garden or garden only are purchased from the Ticket Office by the main car park one and half miles further on.

 

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
The start location of this walk has now changed - please meet outside the Ticket Office.
What to bring and wear
We recommend suitable outdoor clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
Accessibility
This route is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 May 2019 11:00 - 12:15 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property office
Email
calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 863822

Upcoming events

Lambing at Home Farm

Sat 23 Mar 2019
11:00-15:30
Join us at Home Farm to see newborn lambs from Calke's rare-breed Portland sheep flock.

The Evolution of Calke Park Walk

Thu 04 Apr 2019
14:00-16:00
How has Calke Park evolved over the year? Find out on this fascinating guided walk.

Country Food and Drink Fair

Sun 07 Apr 2019
10:00-16:00
Celebrate local food that's grown, raised, baked or caught within a 30-mile radius of Calke.

1940s Tea Dance

Sat 13 Apr 2019
14:15-15:15
Step back in time to the 1940s, and join the land girls and home guard for a good old-fashioned tea dance.

Easter Holiday Fun

Mon 15 Apr 2019
11:00-16:00
Get your creative cogs working with nature-themed crafts and activities in Squirt's Stable and the Riding School.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
11:00-15:30
Leap into spring and join the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Calke Abbey.