1940s Tea Dance

Step back in time to the 1940s, and join the land girls and home guard for a good old-fashioned tea dance.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

It's 1940 and you must take shelter from the air raid in Calke's Riding School - you'll find the land girls jiving away with the Home Guard and you can join in with the conga and the hokey cokey.

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
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
This event takes place in the Riding School.
What to bring and wear
Feel free to dress up and get your dancing shoes on!

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 February 2019 14:15 - 15:15 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Stableyard Screening

Tue 19 Feb 2019
11:00-11:45
Come along to a short film about Calke in the Riding School, then join a tour of the Stableyards to learn about Calke's racehorses and where they lived.

1940s Tea Dance

Sat 23 Feb 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.

Vintage Fair

Sun 03 Mar 2019
11:00-16:00
Browse through a range of stalls in the Riding School to find unique and vintage gifts.

At the Water's Edge

Thu 07 Mar 2019
14:00-16:00
Step into string on this guided walk, taking a closer look at the forgotten features of Calke's ponds and waterways.

Calke Alive

Sat 09 Mar 2019
12:30-16:00
Travel through time and meet characters from Calke's past, as they tell stories of Calke's eccentric and often isolated inhabitants.

Bonhams valuation day

Tue 12 Mar 2019
11:00-14:00
Bring your silver, jewellery, pictures, ceramics, furniture, clocks and works of art to be valued by experts from Bonhams Auctioneers.