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

Journey to the Old Carriageway at Calke

Wed 22 May 2019
11:00-12:00
Take a step back in time and discover how once upon a time the family and visitors of Calke Abbey arrived at this mysterious mansion.

Minibeast Safari

Thu 30 May 2019
11:00-12:15
What small creatures lurk under stones and logs or in the trees at Calke? Get closer to nature on this fun guided walk.

Bat Night

Fri 31 May 2019
20:30-22:30
What creatures come out after dark? Come along to Bat Night for a chance to see something special at Calke.

Wedding Open Day at Calke Abbey

Sun 02 Jun 2019
11:00-15:00
Are you searching for a unique wedding venue that oozes character and rustic charm? Honeysuckle & Castle invite you to begin your wedding planning journey at the Riding School, Calke Abbey.

Amazing meadows walk

Thu 06 Jun 2019
14:00-16:00
Take a walk through the meadows of Calke to discover the fascinating flowers and butterflies that live there.

National Garden Scheme

Sat 22 Jun 2019
10:00-17:00
Calke's gardens are supporting the National Garden Scheme charity.