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 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...

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
28 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
31 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
10 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
11 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
12 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
13 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
14 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
15 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
16 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Incredible Inventions trail

Mon 28 May 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 28 May 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.

Costume Encounters

Sat 23 Jun 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.

Craft: Plan it, Build it, Test it

Wed 01 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
Drop in for some science and technology inspired craft to take home

Science Saturdays Workshop

Sat 04 Aug 2018
11:30-12:30
Take part in spectacular science activities with exciting hands on experiments by Sublime Science.

Music in the Mansion

Sun 05 Aug 2018
13:00-16:00
Hear live Baroque Guitar music, popular in the seventeenth-century, played by Mitch Callow as you wander the state rooms of Petworth House.