Nostell Nestlings

Join in fortnightly stories, crafts and outdoor activities with your mini adventurers, especially for children aged 1 to 4.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday we've different activities themed around a story or species, from planting seeds like Mr McGregor, discovering bees like winnie the pooh, to going on a Bear Hunt through the woods. Make sure you check out our Facebook page @NostellNT to see the next theme coming up and look out for special story sessions throughout the year in partnership with Wakefield Libraries. No booking needed, just drop in to the gardens, 10.30 - 11.30am.

Prices

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

Off-peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.00 £7.20
Child £4.00 £3.60
Family £19.80 £18.00
Family with 1 adult £11.90 £10.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.80
Peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.10 £11.90
Child £6.50 £5.90
Family £32.70 £29.70
Family with 1 adult £19.60 £17.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.30

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...

Peak ticket applies 2 March - 3 November, Wednesday - Sunday (plus Bank Holiday Mondays); and 7 - 22 December, Saturday and Sunday.

Off-peak ticket applies every day 1 January - 1 March, 4 November - 6 December and 23 - 31 December; also, Mondays (excluding Bank Holidays) and Tuesdays 2 March - 3 November.

Parking is free for National Trust members. If you're not a member the following parking charges apply:

Between 2 March and 3 November:

£7 all day, £4 after 3pm, £2 after 5pm. Coaches £10.

Between 1 January - 1 March and 4 November - 31 December: £4

Access to the Parkland is free all year round.

 

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The gardens entrance. Any variation on meeting location will be advertised on Facebook beforehand. Under 5s are free, adults will need a ticket, National Trust members free.
What to bring and wear
We are outside most of the time, so please wear suitable clothes for getting messy outdoors.
Other
Spaces are limited per session. If you wish to bring a child minding group please email nostellevents@nationaltrust.org.uk beforehand.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
5 February 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
19 February 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
4 March 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
18 March 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
1 April 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
15 April 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
6 May 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
20 May 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
3 June 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
17 June 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
1 July 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
15 July 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
5 August 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
19 August 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
2 September 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
16 September 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
7 October 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
21 October 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
4 November 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available
18 November 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Property Office
Email
nostell@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01924 863892

Upcoming events

Meet the Kitchen Gardener

Thu 23 Jan 2020
13:00-14:00
Join Mark in the Kitchen Garden for his top tips for growing your own fruit and veg, and how he grows seasonal produce for use in café.

Parkrun

Sat 25 Jan 2020
09:00-10:00
A free weekly 5km run through the parkland, which is open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Willowcraft: Garden Trug Workshop

Sat 25 Jan 2020
09:30-17:00
Explore the traditional technique of square basketry and create a wonderful handmade addition to any gardener’s trove. Weave away any New Year blues or gift this rare experience to somebody special.

Camera to Computer Photography Workshop

Sun 26 Jan 2020
10:00-15:00
Treat yourself or a loved one to an inspiring winter's day workshop amid Nostell's celebrated grounds - a must for any budding photographer.

Wakefield District Cycle Forum: Easy cycle ride

Tue 28 Jan 2020
10:30-12:30
Join ride leaders from Wakefield District Cycle Forum for a bike ride exploring the parkland and beyond.

Silver Clay Jewellery Craft

Sun 02 Feb 2020
10:00-16:00
Create a beautiful personal gift for somebody to treasure this Christmas - or gift them a New Year workshop they'll never forget.