Half-term nature activities

Join us in Squirt's Stable to learn about Calke's wildlife.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Why not make something special for your own garden wildlife? We have plenty of nature-inspired activities in Squirt's Stable to keep kids busy this half-term.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.50 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.95
Family £36.20 £33.70
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.10
Garden, stables and park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.70 £9.10
Child £4.80 £4.50
Family £24.20 £22.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.10
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £3.60
Child N/A £1.80
Family N/A £9.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £1.50

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 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...

Park and stables admission charges apply to all non-members and are paid at the vehicle entry point which is one mile from the main gate. Tickets for the house and garden or garden only are purchased from the Ticket Office by the main car park one and half miles further on.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
29 May 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
30 May 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
31 May 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
1 June 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
2 June 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property office
Email
calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 863822

Upcoming events

Half-term nature activities

Mon 29 May 2017
10:30-16:00
Join us in Squirt's Stable to learn about Calke's wildlife.

Minibeast safari

Tue 30 May 2017
11:00-12:30
What small creatures lurk under stones and logs or in the trees at Calke?

50 things photography walk

Wed 31 May 2017
11:00-12:00
Tick off some of your 50 things and take lots of pictures along the way.

Flowers and flutterings

Thu 01 Jun 2017
14:00-16:00
Join a ranger to discover the beautiful flowers that grow on the lawns and the fascinating insects that feed on them.

Decline through time

Fri 02 Jun 2017
12:30-16:00
Travel through time and meet characters from Calke's 300-year history.

Kite flying day

Sun 18 Jun 2017
11:00-16:00
Treat Dad to a day out on Father's day and bring him along to our annual kite-flying event.