Nostell Nestlings

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Each session we've different activities themed around a story or species, from planting seeds like Mr McGregor, discovering bees like winnie the pooh or 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.


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


Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.80 £11.60
Child £6.40 £5.80
Family £32.00 £29.00
Family 1 adult £19.15 £17.40
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £7.00
Child £3.85 £3.50
Family £19.25 £17.50
Family 1 adult £11.55 £10.50

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
  • 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

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.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 October 2019 10:30 - 11:30 Available
16 October 2019 10:30 - 11:30 Available
6 November 2019 10:30 - 11:30 Available
20 November 2019 10:30 - 11:30 Available
4 December 2019 10:30 - 11:30 Available

Contact Info

Estate Office
Call 01924 863892

Upcoming events

Health walk

Fri 20 Sep 2019
Enjoy an hour's walk around Nostell's picturesque parkland.

Interior Worlds: Behind the Glass

Fri 20 Sep 2019
Join us as we celebrate “the Shakespeare of furniture”, Thomas Chippendale, and unravel the stories behind his ornate pier glass at the heart of the State Apartment.

Heritage Open Days

Fri 20 Sep 2019
Celebrate the ordinary people who made and make Nostell extraordinary and 25 years of Heritage Open Days, with free entry to our gardens and mansion.


Sat 21 Sep 2019
A free weekly 5km run through the parkland, which is open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Obelisk Marbling

Sat 21 Sep 2019
The spirit of Chippendale lives on! In partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield, we've commission contemporary artist Giles Round to explore Chippendale's legacy and the relationships between art, design and the domestic sphere.

Wakefield District Cycle Forum: Steady cycle ride

Sun 22 Sep 2019
Join ride leaders from Wakefield District Cycle Forum for a bike ride exploring the parkland and beyond.