Easter Holiday Fun

Get your creative cogs working with nature-themed crafts and activities in Squirt's Stable and the Riding School.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Keep the holiday boredom at bay this Easter. Squirt's Stable and the Riding School will be bursting with nature-themed activities every day of the school holidays.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.25 £7.50
Family £41.25 £37.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.10
Garden, stables and park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.70 £9.70
Child £5.35 £4.85
Family £26.70 £24.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.60
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.20
Child N/A £2.10
Family N/A £10.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.00

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
  • 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...

Park and stables admission charges apply to all non-members and are paid at the vehicle entry point which is one mile from the main gate. Tickets for the house and garden or garden only are purchased from the Ticket Office by the main car park one and half miles further on.

 

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Other
Squirt's Stable will be open for three weeks from Mon 8 April (10.30am to 4pm), and the Riding School will be open for two weeks from Mon 15 April (11am to 4pm).

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property office
Email
calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 863822

Upcoming events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 20 Apr 2019
11:00-15:30
Leap into spring and join the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Calke Abbey.

Easter Holiday Fun

Sat 20 Apr 2019
11:00-16:00
Get your creative cogs working with nature-themed crafts and activities in Squirt's Stable and the Riding School.

Twilight Walk

Fri 26 Apr 2019
19:15-21:15
As the sun begins to set, experience the beauty of twilight on this guided walk in the park.

Walk for Parkinson's at Calke Abbey

Sun 28 Apr 2019
10:00-12:00
Join us for our Walk for Parkinson's in the inspiring grounds at Calke Abbey.

Beating the Bounds of Calke Estate

Thu 02 May 2019
10:30-16:00
Step into spring on this 10-mile walk through Ticknall Limeyards, Pistern Hills, South Wood and Dimminsdale.

May Day Celebrations

Mon 06 May 2019
12:00-15:00
Join us in the Riding school for a spot of maypole dancing to get you in the May Day spirit.