Mr Phoebus at The Firs - Ride a Penny Farthing

Imagine a completely unique experience where you can learn, touch, even sit upon an Iconic piece of Victorian history. Available to adults and children.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Take the experience even further to ride, journey and feel the extraordinary style, fun and folly of riding a Penny Farthing.

Prices

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

Prices

General Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £5.65 £5.10
Family £23.35 £21.20
Group Adult N/A £7.60

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Please note under 5's are free entry

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
In the grounds at Elgar's Birthplace

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Kirsty Bothma
Email
kirsty.bothma@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01905333330

Upcoming events

Create a Christmas Cracker

Mon 17 Dec 2018
10:00-15:30
Create a Christmas cracker at The Firs. The Victorians were all about new inventions and Christmas was a time for making fun ones like Christmas crackers. We have the bang, the jokes and the wrapping so give it a go at The Firs!

Christmas Card Cottage Colouring

Mon 17 Dec 2018
10:30-15:30
Come and colour in your own Christmas card whilst exploring the cottage. Find objects hidden in the rooms to match your Christmas card illustration, colour in each as you go until you discover all of the festive finds.

The Carice Trio

Sat 22 Dec 2018
11:00-11:45
Members of the Carice Trio will perform original and arranged Christmas themed music by English composers. Offering a programme of trios, duets and solos – all with a seasonal flavour.

Mr Phoebus at The Firs - Ride a Penny Farthing

Sat 22 Dec 2018
11:00-16:00
Imagine a completely unique experience where you can learn, touch, even sit upon an Iconic piece of Victorian history. Available to adults and children.

Elgar Insights

Sun 06 Jan 2019
12:00-12:30
What was the famous 'Enigma' ? Did he really write 'Land of Hope and Glory' ? Who was 'Nimrod' ? These are just some of the topics explored, and you may find there's some real surprises!

An Audience with Corinne Frost

Fri 18 Jan 2019
11:30-12:15
Come and listen to Corinne playing solo cello including Elgar and other English music. Corrinne will interact with the audience with lively ancedotes.