Dark skies festival: Lantern making and night walk

The National Trust will be holding a special event for Dark Skies Festival this year, 30 October.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Take part in star gazing and experience the stones and Avebury's skyscape by night on this special guided walk. Families can enjoy a lantern making activity before heading out with them into the henge. Don't forget torches and binoculars. The walk will finish in the Old Farmyard with hot chocolate and a warm spiced apple punch for adults. Tickets £6 per person (under 5s free).

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £6.00
    Dark Skies
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Avebury

Prices

Alexander Keiller Museum: Stables Gallery
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.50 £5.00
Child £2.80 £2.50
Family £13.80 £12.50
Family with one adult £8.30 £7.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.75
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.37
Avebury Manor and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.30 £27.50
Family with one adult £18.20 £16.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.45
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.22
Avebury Manor Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.50 £5.00
Child £2.80 £2.50
Family £13.80 £12.50
Family with one adult £8.30 £7.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.75
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.37
Avebury Manor guided tours
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £5.00
Child N/A £2.50
Family N/A £12.50
Family with one adult N/A £7.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.75
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.37
Stone Circles tour
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £5.00
Child N/A £2.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.75
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.37

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...

Car park:  Pay and display: £7 per day, £4 after 3pm – exact cash required or payment by card in the Barn in the Old Farmyard.  The car park is open from 9am-5pm.  

Membership benefits: National Trust and English Heritage members can park for free, please scan your membership card on arrival.  Entry to Avebury Manor and Garden is free to National Trust members, and entry to the Stables Museum is free to National Trust and English Heritage members.

Guided tours: Avebury Manor guided tours are available Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun at 11.00am subject to availability.  Stone Circles tours subject to availability from mid-August 2021 (12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm).

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Children welcome
Meeting point
Meet at visitor reception in the Barn.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable footwear and warm clothing for outdoor weather.
Accessibility
There are steps and uneven terrain on this walk. Please call to check accessibility options.
Other
Please bring a torch and binoculars if you have them.

Contact Info

Name
Janinka Diverio
Email
janinka.diverio@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01672 538011

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Half term fun at Avebury

Mon 25 Oct 2021
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Between 25-29 October there will be extra activities for children.

Dark skies festival: Lantern making and night walk

Sat 30 Oct 2021
17:00-19:00
The National Trust will be holding a special event for Dark Skies Festival this year, 30 October.

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