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.


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


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 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.
Meeting point
In the grounds at Elgar's Birthplace


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 May 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 May 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
13 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
11 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Kirsty Bothma
Call 01905333330

Upcoming events

David Birtwhistle Worcestershire and The National Trust exhibition at The Firs

Fri 25 May 2018
Local artist David Birtwhistle displays his best loved locations around Worcestershire and National Trust sites around the UK at The Firs.

Making a Song and Dance

Fri 25 May 2018
Come and listen to Janet Thomas and Paul Herbert playing a wide variety of song transcriptions and dance music from the early 17th to late 20th century.

Make your own Thaumatrope

Sat 26 May 2018
If you feel a bit crafty you can make your own thaumatrope.

Ann Elgar's trail of Victorian games

Sat 26 May 2018
Discover the fun and games Elgar and his siblings would have enjoyed in Victorian Worcestershire, in the very place where they played together.

Cider and Apple Juice tasting

Sun 27 May 2018
Come and taste Cider and Apple juice at The Firs. Anyone tasting will get 6 different ciders and 4 different juices all supplied by Pershore College.

Elgar Insights

Sun 27 May 2018
Join one of our Elgar 'experts' Richard Westwood-Brookes as he discusses various issues of Elgar's life. 20 minute talks at 12pm, 2pm and 3pm.