Minibeast safari

What small creatures lurk under stones and logs or in the trees at Calke?

  • 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 £15.50 £14.10
Child £7.75 £7.05
Family £38.75 £35.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.50
Garden, stables and park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.20 £9.20
Child £5.10 £4.65
Family £25.50 £23.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.45
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.20
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £3.80
Child N/A £1.90
Family N/A £9.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £1.60

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...

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
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet outside the Ticket Office.
What to bring and wear
We recommend suitable outdoor clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 May 2018 11:00 - 12:15 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Minibeast safari

Wed 30 May 2018
11:00-12:15
What small creatures lurk under stones and logs or in the trees at Calke?

Capture Calke on camera

Sat 02 Jun 2018
10:30-12:30
Bring your camera to Calke and have some fun with the photography team on this creative walk in the park.

Kids with cameras

Sat 02 Jun 2018
13:30-14:30
Bring your camera to Calke and have some fun with the photography team on this creative walk in the park.

Amazing meadows walk

Thu 07 Jun 2018
14:00-16:00
Take a walk through the lawns of Calke to discover the flowers and insects that live there.

Father's Day kite flying

Sun 17 Jun 2018
10:00-17:00
It's Father's Day so bring your dad to Calke for a fabulous day of kite flying.

National Garden Scheme

Sat 23 Jun 2018
10:00-17:00
Calke's gardens are supporting the National Garden Scheme charity.