Percy the Park Keeper – Nature’s Treasure

Help Percy the Park Keeper look after nature! Join in with family friendly activities to find out about the amazing animals that call Dunham Massey their home.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This summer it is all about nature - from birds, to plants and insects.

Join us every day at 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm for storytelling and escape in Nick Butterworth's stories.

Every weekday we will be running family-friendly craft workshops in the garden from 12 noon–3pm. Get creative and attract nature to your own homes with bird feeders (week 1/2), seed pockets (week 3/4) and bug hotels (week 5/6).

Make sure to pick up a scavenger spotter sheet from the garden kiosk.

Prices

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

Prices

Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £10.00
Child £6.50 £5.00
Family £28.50 £25.00
(1 adult 3 children) £17.50 £15.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.50
House & Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.95 £14.50
Child £8.00 £7.25
Family £39.90 £36.25
(1 adult 3 children) £23.95 £21.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.75

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...

Free to National Trust members.

Please note that all visitors, including National Trust members, require a ticket from Visitor Reception for the House and/or Garden.

Car park (includes entry into the Park) - cars £7, motorbikes £1.50, coaches £20 (unless booked 2 weeks in advance via group bookings: dunhamgroupbookings@nationaltrust.org.uk). Free for National Trust members.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for all ages
Assistance dogs are welcome.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
18 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
19 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
20 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Dunham Massey
Email
dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0161 941 1025

Upcoming events

Percy the Park Keeper – The Treasure Hunt

Sat 17 Aug 2019
10:30-16:00
Percy the Park Keeper is planning a Treasure Hunt. His animal friends are so excited they can’t wait for the hunt to begin! Join them all on this nature inspired trail around the garden to discover nature’s treasure.

People's Landscapes: Unearthing Passion and Protest

Sat 17 Aug 2019
10:30-17:00
200 years after the Peterloo Massacre, two films created by artist family Gary, Grace, Hope and Merrick will inspire conversations about rights and responsibilities, freedoms and the power to create. They'll be shown at Dunham Massey & Quarry Bank.

Gardener's Notebook - Summer Edition

Sat 17 Aug 2019
10:30-17:00
Pick up the summer edition of the Gardeners’ notebook for inside information on how the garden is planted and maintained during this season. There are hints and tips for your own garden too

Percy the Park Keeper – Nature’s Treasure

Sat 17 Aug 2019
11:00-16:00
Help Percy the Park Keeper look after nature! Join in with family friendly activities to find out about the amazing animals that call Dunham Massey their home.

Local Lives: Small Change, Big Difference

Sat 17 Aug 2019
11:00-17:00
Visit the house to see a photography exhibition of local people who are doing their bit for nature every day. Join the conversation and let us know what you care about when it comes to nature and green spaces and what you would fight to protect.

Park Walk

Sat 17 Aug 2019
13:30-14:30
Join our Park Guides on a gentle walk around the park to discover Dunham's seasonal highlights.