Family explorers: Autumn leaves

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The leaves are looking awash with colour. Pick up our autumn leaf spotter guide to spot the leaves before they fall. Can you catch any as they fall?


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


National Trust Stowe
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.40 £11.20
Child £6.20 £5.60
Family £31.00 £28.00
1 adult, 3 children £18.60 £16.90
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.60
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.25
Joint NT Stowe and House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £17.70
Stowe House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £6.50
National Trust member N/A £4.95

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...

Stowe House is managed and operated by Stowe House Preservation Trust. For more information call +44 (0)1280 818166. Admission charges apply to National Trust members, payable at National Trust reception. 

Child tickets: under 17s, under 5s go free.

HHA members and Stowe House annual pass members: free.


The basics

Made for children and families.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your guide from The New Inn at Stowe before heading into the gardens. You can pick up a '50 Things' scrapbook here too and don't forget to come back to claim your stickers!
What to bring and wear
Be sure to wear comfy shoes for walking so you can do plenty of exploring.
The gardens are partly accessible with steep slopes and uneven terrain. Mobility buggies are available to hire. Please call us to discuss your requirements on 01280 817156.
Share pictures of your finds on Twitter @NTStowe, Facebook National Trust Stowe and Instagram NT_Stowe.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

National Trust at Stowe
Call 01280 817 156

Upcoming events

Autumn rambles

Fri 20 Oct 2017
Pick up one of our self-led walks from our visitor welcome centre to enjoy a ramble around the gardens and park, and discover more about the Lost Worlds of Stowe. You may also experience Stowe's awesome autumnal colours.

Half-term: Hallowe'en trail

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Follow our creepy Hallowe'en trail through the gardens to unravel the spooky story of the warrior Britomart.

Family explorers: Wild art

Wed 01 Nov 2017

Toddler Tuesday: Fireworks

Tue 07 Nov 2017
Drop by the cafe for fun toddler activities and meet other families in our local community.

Christmas shopping in the Parlour Rooms

Mon 13 Nov 2017
Throughout the season you'll find a select group of stallholders in our atmospheric Parlour Rooms selling homemade and traditional products.