Family explorers: Leaf spotters

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The trees are in full leaf, so it's the perfect time to see how many varieties you can spot. Pick up a leaf spotter guide to learn your oak tree from your hawthorn! Challenge your friends and family - do they know as many as they think?

Have a go at some of your '50 Things' activities on sunny days such as roll down a hill, climb a tree or explore inside a tree.

Prices

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

Prices

Joint NT Stowe and House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £18.50
National Trust Stowe
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.60
Stowe House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £6.50
National Trust member N/A £4.95

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.

Please note...

Stowe House is managed and operated by Stowe House Preservation Trust. For more information call +44 (0)1280 818166. Admission charges apply to National Trust members, payable at National Trust reception.

Child tickets: under 17s, under 5s go free.

HHA members and Stowe House annual pass members: free.

 

The basics

Suitability
Made for children and families.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your leaf spotter guide from The New Inn at Stowe before heading into the gardens. You can pick up a 50 Things scrapbook here too and don't forget to come back to claim your stickers!
What to bring and wear
Be sure to wear comfy shoes for walking so you can do plenty of exploring.
Accessibility
The gardens are partly accessible with steep slopes and uneven terrain. Mobility buggies are available to hire. Please call us to discuss your requirements on 01280 817156.
Other
Share pictures of your finds on Twitter @NTStowe, Facebook National Trust Stowe and Instagram NT_Stowe. The guide is also available to download and print before you come on our 'Fun for families' article on the homepage.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
10 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
11 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
12 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
13 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
14 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
15 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
16 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
17 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
18 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
19 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
National Trust at Stowe
Email
stowe@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01280 817 156

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10:00-17:00
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Tue 03 Jul 2018
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Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30-12:30
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