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!


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.50 £11.25
Child £6.50 £5.85
Family £31.50 £28.30
Group Adult N/A £9.70

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 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
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


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 June 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 July 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 August 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
17 September 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
15 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Property Administrator
Call (01491) 628529

Upcoming events

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 at Greys Court

Thu 22 Jun 2017
Get out and about at Greys Court by completing some of the 50 things to before you're 11 3/4 activities. It's a great chance for children to play and explore the environment as they tick activities off in their scrapbooks.

Oxford Sculptors Group Exhibition at Greys Court

Thu 22 Jun 2017
There's an exciting new way to explore the gardens this June as for the first time at Greys Court the Oxford Sculptors Group will be putting on an exhibition throughout the walled gardens and the Cromwellian Building.

The Great Big Tree Climbing at Greys Court

Sun 25 Jun 2017
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 02 Jul 2017
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.

Art classes at Greys Court

Wed 05 Jul 2017
Experience Greys Court in a new way throughout July, with art classes happening every Wednesday. Book on now to avoid missing out.