Head Gardender History Walk - Pleasure Grounds

A gentle walk around the grounds of Kedleston Hall exploring the different layers of history to be found.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

The Pleasure Grounds didn't always look as they do today, with the influences of changing fashion and maintenance learn how it has evolved and changed over the years. The main emphisis will naturally be on the history of the site but the walk will also touch upon the plans for the future and areas not normalls seen by the public. The walk is approximately 3km and should take us not longer than 1 hour 30 minutes.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.50 £34.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.25
Grounds
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.50 £6.80
Child £3.75 £3.40
Family £18.75 £17.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.65

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...

We also offer a number of group tours available on prior request via our main office:

Kedleston Hall Tour - Morning tour £17.50pp/Evening tour £20.00pp (£25.00pp if led by property/house manager)

Great Estate Buildings Tour - AM/PM tours - £12.00pp

Park and Garden Tour - PM tours £12.50pp

The basics

Booking details
Call 01332842191
due to the limited number of places it is advisable
Suitability
Aimed at adults
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at Visitor services who will be able to point you in the right direction.
What to bring and wear
We always advise walking boots of wellies! Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor activity,
Accessibility
Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 March 2018 14:00 - 15:30 Available
25 March 2018 14:00 - 15:30 Available
14 April 2018 14:00 - 15:30 Available
15 April 2018 14:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Business Support
Email
kedlestonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 842191

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