Natural History walks with the Head Ranger

Join in with a free walking tour around the estate, showcasing its rich past and the natural history of this important oasis.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The walk will include visits to the ancient and semi-ancient woodlands surrounding the Hall and the Bund - a raised embankment which is a habitat for many bird and insects along with being a perfect viewing platform to overlook the airport, River Mersey and beyond to the Welsh hills.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.00 £10.90
Child £6.00 £5.45
Family £30.00 £27.27
Group Adult N/A £9.00
Group Child N/A £4.50
Grounds only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.00 £7.27
Child £4.00 £3.63
Family £20.00 £18.18
Group Adult N/A £5.90
Group Child N/A £2.95

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.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please wait at the Orchard where our Head Ranger will meet you.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sensible footwear and clothing suitable for outdoor walking.
Other
This is a free walk but places are limited to 25 and will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Please note that these tours may be subject to change so please check at reception on the day.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
13 December 2017 13:00 - 14:15 Available
20 December 2017 13:00 - 14:15 Available
27 December 2017 13:00 - 14:15 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property Office
Email
spekehall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0151 427 7231

Upcoming events

Mini Makers

Mon 11 Dec 2017
10:30-12:00
Join us on Monday mornings in the Restaurant for a drop-in session of guided crafts for little ones and their grown ups.

Wildlife & Wellies

Mon 11 Dec 2017
10:30-16:00
The Hall is wrapped up for winter but there's still plenty to explore at Speke! Whether you're 6 or 60, bring your wellies and go for a great winter walk with the help of our activity booklet.

Nordic Walking

Tue 12 Dec 2017
11:30-12:30
Try out this great whole-body exercise in the beautiful surroundings of Speke Hall. No experience needed - our instructor can even supply equipment!

Natural History walks with the Head Ranger

Wed 13 Dec 2017
13:00-14:15
Join in with a free walking tour around the estate, showcasing its rich past and the natural history of this important oasis.

Breakfast with Father Christmas

Thu 14 Dec 2017
09:00-10:30
Bring your little ones for Breakfast with Father Christmas at Speke Hall this December. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, storytime with Father Christmas and take home a present.

Winter Weekend at Speke Hall

Sat 16 Dec 2017
10:30-16:00
The Hall closes on 10 December to allow vital winter conservation work to start but festive fun continues down at Home Farm and in the grounds and gardens!