Lop and chop! Family hedge-laying day

Help the grownups with sawing, lopping and chopping to keep our hedges strong and healthy!

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Hedgelaying has been carried out for hundreds of years, and now the whole family can have a go using traditional tools like loppers, billhooks and saws (with careful supervision!).

Along the way you'll learn all about how taking care of these hedges provides an important habitat for wildlife like bugs, birds and bats.


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


Admission free

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

Booking details
Call 01752 346585
Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet the rangers in Lower Halsdon farmyard. Please park along Halsdon Avenue and then walk to the farm. (EX8 3DH).
What to bring and wear
Please wear warm clothing suitable for the weather, and sturdy footwear.
We'll be walking across farmland which can be muddy and uneven in places.
We'll be having a picnic lunch so please bring packed lunches.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
13 October 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Sue Beegan
Call 01752 346585

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Wed 05 Sep 2018
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Lop and chop! Family hedge-laying day

Sat 13 Oct 2018
Help the grownups with sawing, lopping and chopping to keep our hedges strong and healthy!

Countryside Ranger day: Hedge-laying

Tue 13 Nov 2018
Try your hand at a new countryside skill, rejuvenating hedgerows for the local wildlife.