Supporting the community at Stowe
An important part of our work is connecting with the local community. Whether you’re a local resident, school, community group or charity, we believe Stowe should be open and accessible for all. Read more to discover how your group can best access this special place and for full information on accessibility for disabilities.
At Stowe we work hard to build connections and contribute to the communities around us. We're always looking for new ways we can support our neighbours so if you have ideas we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch and drop the team a message.
Here to support you start a volunteering journey at Stowe and across the Aylesbury Vale.
Helping to reach new groups and make Stowe accessible for all.
Supporting young people here and out in the local community. From welcoming school groups to hosting Toddler Tuesdays, Amy will greet you with a smile.
We have a variety of ways you could visit Stowe or opportunities for us to bring a little piece of Stowe to you.
- Community Group Admission Pass – designed to offer free entry throughout the year for groups in Bucks, Northants and Oxon, who are meeting a social need. Being part of this scheme can also open up opportunities to connect more deeply in volunteering and events programming. Request an information pack from Rebecca on 01280 825004 or drop us an email.
- Educational Group Membership – designed for schools and uniform groups. Jump into a world of inspirational trips.
- General discounted group bookings – all groups over 15 people can benefit from reduced admission and more. Plan a visit here.
- Talks and presentations – we like to get out into our local area to meet people and share the stories of the work taking place at Stowe. If you’d like us to attend a local event or visit your group for a talk just let us know. We can offer presentations and talks by various team members including gardeners and community engagement staff. We kindly ask for a donation in order to cover expenses and time, but are flexible to your needs and interests
Access for people with disabilities
The National Trust has a variety of ways individuals with specialist needs can access special places free or at discounted admission rates. Contact the Supporter Services Centre to discuss your specific requirements in relation to the passes outlines below:
- Essential Companion Card - free admission for one companion or carer of a disabled person
- Essential Companion Admit Two Card – as above but for more complex care needs
- Access for All Admittance Pass – in situations where it may be more appropriate for the disabled person to go in free with a paying companion.
To find out more contact the Supporter Services Centre:
Tel: 0344 800 1895 (9am-5.30pm weekdays, 9am-4pm weekends & bank holidays)
Send an enquiry via email.
More information about physical disability access is available on the Disabled Go website.
Bennett Room hire
We have a community space located at the heart of New Inn visitor centre available to hire for commercial use or private functions. We can offer this room for free to community groups or learning groups with a National Trust partnership. The room can cater for up to 50 people dependant on layout and has full disabled access. Catering options are available should you wish to add reshments to your activity. To book the Bennett Room or arrange a viewing call 01280 817156.
Resources for the year - maps, trails and more
If you're coming to visit to participate in "Aren't we worthy?", bring along the kids. We've made it easy for you to relate the stories women of Stowe with a trail to let little ones discover things in the gardens.
We love a good tale of goodies vs baddies with the hero saving the day. Stowe is crammed full of such stories. This fun walk will take you on an exciting journey for all of the family.
Discover signs of spring with this guide of garden highlights and walk. From Martagon lilies to delicate Turks' head tulips, you'll find them on a warming spring walk at Stowe.
Download this map and bring it with you to find the perfect spots for lazy days and summer strolls in the gardens at Stowe.
Get your walking boots on and kick off your winter blues with a refreshing wander. We've picked out flora, fauna and wildlife highlights for you to spot along on this trail.
Explore never-before-seen parts of the Stowe estate – including a secret garden, hidden for many years, that is surrounded by monuments and waterfalls.
Written from a dogs perspective, print this trail to bring along on your patrol. Don't forget to remind your human friends that they need leads on one end and clean up at the other.
Delve deeper into the history of Lamport. Download the map and discover the lost village.
Enjoy a peaceful family-friendly walk around the lakes at Stowe, looking at beautiful temples, spotting wildlife and enjoying views as you walk along. Recently upgraded paths through the wooded area allow pushchair and wheelchair access.
With over 90 iconic views, Stowe isn’t short of something to discover and photograph. Choose your own route with this map that highlights the best views.