The Great Big Tree Climbing at Greys Court

As part of the National Trust's 50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4's campaign we bring you The Great Big Tree Climbing Company.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Two highly skilled and friendly instructors can help all ages reach new heights in a fantastic tree in Greys Court. They will teach you how to enter a tree's canopy using ropes, knots and karabiners, whilst being securely attached in a harness at all times. Once at the top of the tree you will gain an experience which can't be found on the ground and if you're feeling brave, take a branch walk before being lowered back down!

Minimum age for participation is 6.


Event ticket prices
  • All £20.00
View admission charges
Greys Court


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.70
Child £6.50 £5.85
Family £33.00 £29.70
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.40

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...

Free cup of tea for those arriving by public transport, bicycle or on foot.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0800 0556760
Children welcome - minimum age is 6
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in the over flow car park 20 minutes before your slot.
What to bring and wear
Suitable clothing and footwear
If you or your child has a disability or a learning difficulty then please contact the event organiser in advance through or 0800 0556760 to discuss your situation.
Each session lasts for one hour, and there is a maximum of 10 people per hour session. Please book your tickets through the Great Big Tree Climbing company website by selecting a date and time slot on:


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 June 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 July 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 September 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Property Administrator
Call (01491) 628529

Upcoming events

Oxford Sculptors Group Exhibition at Greys Court

Wed 20 Jun 2018
Explore the gardens and house this June in a new way as returning to Greys Court will be the Oxford Sculptors Group with whole new artworks to showcase to our visitors.

The Great Big Tree Climbing at Greys Court

Sun 24 Jun 2018
As part of the National Trust's 50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4's campaign we bring you The Great Big Tree Climbing Company.

Silent space in the Tower Garden

Sun 24 Jun 2018
Imagine being in a green and tranquil space where you feel free to switch off your phone, stop talking and just relax for a moment or two. The Tower Garden will be a silent space on selected Sundays for visitors to do just that.

Summer garden evenings at Greys Court

Tue 26 Jun 2018
Enjoy early summer garden blooms in the evening sun, with drinks and canapés.

Art classes at Greys Court

Wed 11 Jul 2018
Experience Greys Court in a new way throughout July, with art classes happening every Wednesday. Book on now to avoid missing out.

Once Upon A Time: Storytelling in the secret garden

Fri 20 Jul 2018
Everyday in the summer holidays, we'll be telling the stories that Lady Brunner loved as a child in the secret garden at Greys Court.