Summer Music Series

The summer is here and that can only mean one thing - the annual Sunday Music season starts.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Bring a rug and a picnic and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a tranquil and beautiful setting listening to the musical melodies. The perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Castle Ward


Grounds and House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.50 £8.60
Child £4.75 £4.30
Family £23.75 £21.55
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.50

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

Dogs on leads are welcome.
In inclement weather, the music may be moved indoors. Please note only assistant dogs have access to our tea-room and theatre area.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 July 2018 14:30 - 17:00 Available
29 July 2018 14:30 - 17:00 Available
5 August 2018 14:30 - 17:00 Available
12 August 2018 14:30 - 17:00 Available
19 August 2018 14:30 - 17:00 Available
26 August 2018 14:30 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Castle Ward
Call 028 4488 1204

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Summer Music Series

Sun 22 Jul 2018
The summer is here and that can only mean one thing - the annual Sunday Music season starts.


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