Celebrating autumn: environmental storytelling

Join storyteller Martin Maudsley for tales inspired by the environment and the natural landscape.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Environmental storyteller Martin Maudsley will be telling stories inspired by nature and the environment and leading storytelling walks throughout the day.

Timings are as follows:

11am - Storytelling in the Woodland hideaway

12pm - Storytelling walk

2pm - Storytelling in the Woodland hideaway

3pm - Storytelling walk


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.70
Child £7.00 £6.30
Family £35.00 £31.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00

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.

The basics

Assistance dogs are welcome.
What to bring and wear
Storytelling walks will be taking place outdoors so please wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
29 October 2017 11:00 - 11:45 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 14:45 Available
15:00 - 16:00 Available

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