Explorer Backpacks

Get closer to nature with our handy one-stop shop for young explorers.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Explorer Backpacks are now available with everything a young explorer needs to discover the secrets of our formal gardens.

Learn how to use a compass, go pond dipping, scour the treetops for birds and identify the creepy crawlies in the undergrowth.

Backpacks are free to hire but we do ask for a £5 deposit, fully refundable at the end of your visit.

You can pick up your Explorer Backpack from the garden shelter on your way into the gardens.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.40 £9.40
Child £5.20 £4.70
Family £26.00 £23.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 10
N/A £8.10
Group Child
Minimum group size 10
N/A £4.05

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...

Group admission: pre-booking essential, minimum 10 persons

Park: admission free

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
19 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
20 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
21 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
22 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
30 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
31 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
1 September 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
2 September 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Tredegar House Office
Email
tredegar@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01633 815880

Upcoming events

Explore our habitats

Sat 18 Aug 2018
10:30-16:00
Tackle this trail through the gardens to discover the weird and wonderful creatures call Tredegar House their home.

Explorer Backpacks

Sat 18 Aug 2018
10:30-16:00
Get closer to nature with our handy one-stop shop for young explorers.

Build a den

Sat 18 Aug 2018
11:00-15:00
Over the summer holidays we're helping you tick off some of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾,' the National Trust's ultimate bucket list for kids.

Discover who's eating our collection

Sat 18 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
The Morgan family might have moved out, but something still calls Tredegar House home…

Build a raft

Thu 23 Aug 2018
11:00-15:00
Over the summer holidays we're helping you tick off some of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾,' the National Trust's ultimate bucket list for kids.

Kayaking on the lake

Sat 25 Aug 2018
10:00-17:00
Head out on our beautiful lake for a kayaking session this Bank Holiday weekend. In partnership with Channel Kayaks, we're helping you to see Tredegar House from a unique perspective.