New beginnings trail

Families can follow the trail around the grounds finding out about new life emerging in nature from insects to animals found on the estate.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Families can follow the trail around the grounds finding out about new life emerging in nature from insects to animals found on the estate.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.60 £12.20
Child £6.80 £6.10
Family £34.00 £30.50
Family with one adult £20.40 £18.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.70

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...

Fom Monday 28 October until Friday 29 November as the castle is closed entry for non National Trust members to the garden is by donation. 

Car park charges do apply for non members. £2 for 2 hours or £4 for all day.

Blue badge holders park for free (however, if you are National Trust member please do scan your card in the machine).

The National Trust offers free entry for carers and companions. To make things easier for you when you visit National Trust sites you can order an Essential Companion card by calling 0344 800 1895 or emailing enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk. For more information please go to https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/access-for-everyone

 

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet in visitor reception.
Other
Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds where the trail is but not in the formal garden.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 March 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 March 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 March 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 March 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 April 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 April 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 April 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 April 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 April 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 April 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 April 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 April 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 April 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Castle Drogo
Email
castledrogo@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01647 433306

Upcoming events

Breakfast in the café and then an audience with Father Christmas in the Library

Sat 14 Dec 2019
10:00-11:40
Have a Full English breakfast in the café before heading down to the castle to meet Father Christmas in the Library. (Breakfast includes a hot drink, juice and vegetarian options are available). Adult £10, child £10 (includes Father Christmas...

An audience with Father Christmas

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:50-12:20
A very special treat is in store for children after they have followed the trail through the garden, it will be story time in the Library before a visit from Father Christmas himself. £5 to see Father Christmas (includes a non wrapped gift)....

Wild Tribe

Sun 15 Dec 2019
11:00-15:00
Join the Wild Tribe at Castle Drogo for bushcraft activities for children aged between 5-12. No booking required, drop in. Free event. 15 December-make your own wooden reindeer.

An audience with Father Christmas (smaller group)

Sun 22 Dec 2019
10:30-10:50
A very special treat is in store for children after they have followed the trail through the garden, it will be story time in the Library before a visit from Father Christmas himself. £5 to see Father Christmas (includes a non wrapped gift). This...

Helping nature trail

Sat 15 Feb 2020
11:00-16:00
Explore the grounds and learn new ways to help look after nature.

New beginnings trail

Sat 28 Mar 2020
11:00-16:00
Families can follow the trail around the grounds finding out about new life emerging in nature from insects to animals found on the estate.