Wild Wednesdays

On select Wednesday during the school holidays is a Wild Wednesday at Coleton Fishacre, where the team of rangers lead 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities in the garden.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

- Wed 4 Apr: pond dipping to discover creatures of the deep living in the ponds of the house terraces. Free, normal admission prices apply.

- Wed 11 Apr: camp fire cooking at the wild play area: £2 child, normal admission prices apply.

- Wed 30 May, activity TBC.

- Wed 25 Jul, activity TBC.

- Wed 8 Aug, rolling down a really big hill at Cathedral Bank.

- Wed 22 Aug, cooking on a campfire at the wild play area: £2 child, normal admission prices apply.


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.80 £11.60
Child £6.40 £5.80
Family £31.90 £29.00
1 adult, 2 children £19.20 £17.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40

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...

Parking charges for non-National Trust members: £1 per hour up to three hours, or £4 to stay all day. Overflow car park £2 per parking session. Free parking for members (please show membership card upon arrival and display car sticker).

The basics

Children are very welcome.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please check in Visitor Reception when you arrive to find out where the event will be taking place
What to bring and wear
These events take place in the garden, so please come dressed in weather appropriate clothing that you don't mind getting mucky.
There are some steep and narrow paths and in the garden.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
4 April 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
11 April 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
30 May 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
25 July 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
8 August 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
22 August 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Coleton Fishacre (Through Greenway)
Call 01803 842382

Upcoming events

Volunteer recruitment drop-in day

Sun 21 Jan 2018
Looking for an exciting challenge for the New Year? Do you want to give something back to our special places, meet new friends, or help make someone's day?

Trust10 trail run at Coleton Fishacre

Sun 28 Jan 2018
A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us.

Is your love for Rill?

Wed 14 Feb 2018
This Valentine's Day, why not float a love boat to your special someone down Coleton Fishacre's romantic Rill Garden stream?

Wild Wednesday: making homes for wild animals

Wed 14 Feb 2018
Why not join the ranger team to tick off number 36 of your 50 things to do before you're 11¾?

Spring garden walk

Fri 16 Feb 2018
Would you like to find out more about the garden and see the best bits as it bursts into life this spring? Why not join a member of the garden team for a free walk and talk?

Countryside walks at Coleton Fishacre

Thu 22 Feb 2018
Would you like to explore the rugged stretch of coastline in the company of a countryside ranger?