Christmas in the gardens

For the first time, the Quarry Bank gardens will be open across the winter season with festive planting and Christmas activities.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Experience the spectacular festive display in the glasshouse, find out how the garden team make wreaths and other decorations in the back sheds and explore the Christmas garden trail.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Quarry Bank

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £20.00 £18.15
Child £10.00 £9.00
Family £50.00 £45.30

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...

Free for all National Trust members

Please note: members can be scanned at the garden and mill entrances, but if you need to buy a ticket for Quarry Bank please go to Visitor Reception. Apprentice House tour tickets are available from Visitor Reception, you can book onto worker's cottage tours at Styal Village Hub.

We advise early arrival as there's lots to see and do. Entry prices will be reduced during mill closure (from 20 November 2017).

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
29 November 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
30 November 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
1 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
2 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
3 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
6 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
7 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
8 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
9 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
10 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
13 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
14 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
15 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
24 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Arts and Wonder Season

Sun 22 Oct 2017
10:30-16:30
Arts and Wonder is a season of creative responses to the themes of work, leisure and the legacy of industrialisation. Supported by Trust New Art.

Meteorites & Fireballs - Cosmodome

Mon 23 Oct 2017
11:00-11:30
Step into space and learn about astronomy in our interactive inflatable Cosmodome this October half term. Run by the physics outreach department from the University of York. As part of Manchester Science Festival.

Meteorites & Fireballs

Mon 23 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
Inspired by the Greg's interest in space and science, join us for science family fun at Quarry Bank this October half term. As part of Manchester Science Festival.

Bob-in Sessions

Mon 23 Oct 2017
11:30-12:15
Join us at 11:30am on Mondays and 2:30pm each day Tuesday-Friday for a special talk or tour from one of our teams.

Spooky Tours

Fri 27 Oct 2017
18:30-19:15
Join us if you dare for an even scarier, interactive spooky tour of the Mill, performed by the nrg theatre company and students from Staffordshire University.

Behind the scenes - Machines

Sat 18 Nov 2017
14:00-15:00
One Saturday a month we invite you join us as we look at the Mill and its machinery in more depth. Led by our expert team, this is a real opportunity to find out more about this fascinating place.