Incredible Inventions trail

Follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Ilive and become an inventor extraordinaire. Using clues around the Pleasure Grounds create an ingenious tool and claim your prize.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Ilive and become an inventor extraordinaire. Using clues around the Pleasure Grounds create an ingenious tool and claim your prize.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £3.00
    per trail
View admission charges
Petworth

Prices

Main Season 26 March - 4 November
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.75
Family £37.50 £33.60
Group Adult N/A £12.00
Winter 5 November - 30 November
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
Christmas 1 December - 31 December
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.00 £10.90
Child £6.00 £5.40
Family £30.00 £27.20

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...

Please note the Pleasure Grounds are now included in the admission charge to the property. 

Car parking charge is £4, free to NT members. 

 

 

 

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for children aged 5-11
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Start the trail from our visitor reception
What to bring and wear
The trail will be outdoors, dress appropriately for the weather
Accessibility
Accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The trail route is in the Pleasure Grounds and may involve some gentle inclines.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Petworth Property Office
Email
petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01798 342207

Upcoming events

Incredible Inventions trail

Mon 24 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00
Follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Ilive and become an inventor extraordinaire. Using clues around the Pleasure Grounds create an ingenious tool and claim your prize.

Exhibition: Elizabeth Ilive - A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:00-17:00
Discover the remarkable life and achievements of a pioneering woman who lived at Petworth around the 1800s. This interactive exhibition includes a reimagining of the laboratory she developed at Petworth.

Costumed Encounters

Sat 29 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
Hear what life was like below stairs in the early 1800s as our costume team bring the Historic Kitchens to life carrying out daily tasks just as the servants would have done.

Unlocking Petworth

Mon 01 Oct 2018
11:00-16:30
New for Petworth, take a peak inside the Cambridge Bedroom and Stone Hall in the private apartments of Petworth House.

Ilive's Hair-raising Laboratory trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
10:00-17:00
Elizabeth Ilive loved to experiment in her science lab at Petworth. Help her before her latest spooky science experiment goes horribly wrong. Are you brave enough to help her find a solution on this frightening Halloween trail?

Halloween Crafts

Tue 23 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Dress to distress with your hat and broomstick or any other ghoulish disguises and make some spooktastic Halloween craft to take home.