May half-term trail

Get outdoors and closer to nature this half term

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

The gardens at Hinton are full of nooks and crannies - perfect for outdoor adventures. This February half-term, try out the new family trail; kids will learn lots of intriguing facts as they work their way round the challenge.

Suggested donation £1 per trail


Additional prices
  • per trail £1.00
View admission charges
Hinton Ampner


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.75
Family £37.50 £33.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.50
Garden only and winter
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £10.00
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £27.50 £25.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.50

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...

The basics

Suitable for all ages with grown-up helpers!
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your family trail from Visitor Reception.
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather as our family trail is outside.
Some trail points are down stairs and across cattle grids to our parkland, which are not wheelchair or buggy friendly.
Our trails are aimed at everyone and encourages families to work together as a team to solve the clues. Younger children may struggle to complete on their own but shouldn't have any issues with adults in tow to help.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 May 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 May 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 May 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 May 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 May 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 May 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 June 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 June 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 June 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Hinton Events
Call 01962 793511

Upcoming events

Spring guided walk

Mon 07 May 2018
Join our Head Gardener for a wander around our estate.

May half-term trail

Sat 26 May 2018
Get outdoors and closer to nature this half term

Object in Focus

Sat 02 Jun 2018
Our new Object in Focus series showcases items from Ralph Dutton's personal collection.

Conservation in Action: The Drawing Room Chandelier

Mon 02 Jul 2018
Meet the team this week as they clean our stunning chandelier.

Sunday Summer Jazz - Harry Strutters Jazz Band

Sun 15 Jul 2018
Wander around our gardens and hear the sound of smooth jazz floating in the air.

Sherlock Holmes Summer Family Trail

Sat 21 Jul 2018
This pretty garden, with its different levels, winding paths and quirky topiary, is a great place for kids to explore. Our fun family summer trail can only be solved by detectives; do you have what it takes?