Dunster Castle school of magic: Herbology trail

Dunster Castle school of Magic is in trouble! Ten professors have gone on study leave, leaving our young wizards to save the day! If you succeed, you will earn your diploma in Herbology…

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Join the fun and keep your little ones entertained this October half-term with the Dunster Castle school of magic: Herbology trail. Running daily from Saturday 16 to Sunday 31 October.

Please note that the grounds will close at 5pm with last entry at 4pm.

Prices

Additional prices
  • £3.00
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Dunster Castle and Watermill

Prices

Castle, garden and park
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
1 adult, 3 children £21.50 £19.50

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...

Entry and parking is free for National Trust members with a valid membership card. Please scan your membership card at our pay and display machines for a free parking ticket. 

We are operating pay and display in our car park where car park charges will apply for non-members at £5.50 per vehicle per day, £11 for motor homes. Coins only. National Trust members park for free. 

Free parking in designated spaces for Blue Badge holders (spaces are limited). 

The basics

Suitability
This trail is aimed at children.
Meeting point
You can purchase your trail for £3 on arrival at our Visitor Reception (by the car park) or Ticket Office (by the shop).
What to bring and wear
Please come dressed for the great outdoors and with suitable sturdy footwear.
Accessibility
The terrain is steep and uneven in places.

Contact Info

Name
Dunster Castle and Watermill
Email
dunstercastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01643821314

Upcoming events

Dunster Castle school of magic: Herbology trail

Fri 22 Oct 2021
10:00-15:30
Dunster Castle school of Magic is in trouble! Ten professors have gone on study leave, leaving our young wizards to save the day! If you succeed, you will earn your diploma in Herbology…

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Dunster Castle

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:00-14:30
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Dunster Castle and Watermill on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. The trail will take place on weekend's in December and in the Christmas school holidays.