Wild Wednesday: Plant it, grow it, eat it

Join our wild team and make a creepy-crawly cress filled caterpillar. Decorate your own caterpillar, plant the seeds and watch them grow at home ready for summer picnics!

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Join our wild team and make a creepy-crawly cress filled caterpillar. Decorate your own caterpillar, plant the seeds and watch them grow at home ready for summer picnics! Plus, receive a sticker for completing one of your '50 Things' - plant it, grow it, eat it. Take home your own '50 Things' scrapbook to record your achievements.


Event ticket prices
  • Child £2.00
  • Child £2.00
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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 opened 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.

Purchasing a ticket entitles the holder to free entry to Stowe House for one year. 

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Each child attending will need to book a ticket. Adults don't need to book.
This activity is for children between 5 and 12 and their families
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
We'll be meeting at the Eastern Lake Pavilion, please allow enough time to gain admission and make your way to the gardens (it's around a 0.3 mile walk from the New Inn visitor centre).
What to bring and wear
Remember this is an outdoor event. Wear clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy and wear comfy shoes. If it's sunny, bring your sunhat, sunglasses and cream.
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.
Though this activity is aimed at children between 5 and 12, we do welcome children of all ages at this event. All children must be accompanied by an adult that remains present throughout the session.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
5 April 2017 10:30 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

National Trust Ticket Line
Call 0344 249 1895

Upcoming events

'Stowedrops' and spring flowers

Tue 28 Mar 2017
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Family explorers: Spot the signs of spring

Tue 28 Mar 2017
Spring is in the air! Stowe is bursting with new life to see from delicate blossom to fluffy cygnets. Pick up our spring spotting guide to find out what you can discover. Learn which bird lays which egg this spring.

Family explorers: Beautiful birds

Sat 01 Apr 2017
How many birds can you spot in the air, water and trees at Stowe? Use our free bird guide to work out which feathery friends you've seen. Bring along your binoculars to help spot those birds soaring high. You might see some swans, geese or even...

Toddler Tuesday: Birds

Tue 04 Apr 2017
Drop by the cafe for fun toddler activities and meet other families in our local community.

Wild Wednesday: Plant it, grow it, eat it

Wed 05 Apr 2017
Join our wild team and make a creepy-crawly cress filled caterpillar. Decorate your own caterpillar, plant the seeds and watch them grow at home ready for summer picnics!

Stowe House Czech seminars *cancelled*

Thu 06 Apr 2017
*Sorry, this event has been cancelled* A two day seminar focussing on two remarkable properties - Stowe in the UK and Lednice-Valtice in the Czech Republic.