Easter holiday den building days

What shape will your den be? Will it be round and low to the ground or tall and pointing to the sky? See how inventive you can be with sticks, twigs and logs, in our woods.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

A full day of outdoor fun, down in the woods with Ranger George and his team, drop in for half an hour or stay as long as you like. Learn how to construct a clever den from what you can find around you, then play in it.


Event ticket prices
  • All £2.00
View admission charges
Barrington Court


Main season 13 Feb - 29 Oct 2017
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.50 £11.35
Child £6.30 £5.70
Family £31.30 £28.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.65
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.85
Winter 30 Oct - 12 Feb 2018
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.10 £9.10
Child £5.05 £4.55
Family £25.25 £22.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.75
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.90

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.

The basics

Accompanied children are very welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Call in at visitor reception for directions and to pick up a map.
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather, something warm and waterproof, and sturdy footwear or wellies.
The walk to the wooded area is level across grass, so it could be muddy.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 March 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
5 April 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Andrea Bartlett
Call 01460 243122

Upcoming events

Apple days

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Our celebration of all things 'apple' here at Barrington Court! This fun and lively weekend is for everyone, with much of the activity centered around our orchards and pressing barn.

Paint a spooky wooden shape

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Call in at the master woodcarver's workshop, where Jozef has cut a selection of spooky wooden shapes for you to paint.

Spooky shadow play puppet workshop

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Join our spooky shadow play puppet workshop - a fun and engaging activity for all ages and abilities.

Den building

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Get togged up in warm and comfy clothes and boots, then come along to our den building day. Our ranger team will show you how to build a crafty woodland hideaway! Suggested donation: £2 per child.

Frightening faces

Sun 29 Oct 2017
It's the time of year to dress up and be spooky! Complete your look with a fabulous bespoke design for your face.

Jolly midwinter merriment

Fri 01 Dec 2017
The court house and gardens will be sparkling and festive with music, dancing, games and activities for all. See the decorations on Fridays and enjoy the entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December.