Group visits to Stourhead
Stourhead welcomes groups of visitors both large and small. Whether you’re part of a club or society, or you just want to enjoy a day out with friends or family, we’d be delighted to accommodate you. On this page, you’ll find all the information you need, from how to make a booking, to any price reductions and benefits you may be entitled to when visiting as a group.
Bringing a group to Stourhead
Stourhead is popular all year round, so it’s essential that groups book with us in advance to secure their visit and avoid disappointment.
If someone in your party will require a mobility scooter during your visit, please request this as part of your booking.
Benefits for groups
If you visit Stourhead as a group, you’ll be entitled to some or all of the following benefits:
• Complimentary admission for a group leader who wants to pay a familiarisation visit (read more below)
• Complimentary admission for one group leader on day of visit
• Discounted admission for groups of 15 people or more
• Allocated arrival time
• Free coach parking (please note that this will need to be booked in advance)
Free familiarisation visits for group leaders
If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Group admission prices
Normal admission charges apply to groups comprising 14 people or fewer, or when group members pay individually.
If there are 15 or more people in your party (including National Trust members but excluding the tour leader and coach driver), there is a reduced admission charge*. To find out how much you can save, and for full terms and conditions, contact us using the details below.
*We reserve the right to refuse entry to any organised group that has not made a booking. Groups of 15 or more people that are admitted at our discretion will not be entitled to the group rate.
Educational group visits
Stourhead is the perfect place for a self-led educational visit. If you would like to plan your visit, please contact us at email@example.com. Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving free access to a whole school group at National Trust places.
Who is eligible for free entry?
Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.
Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.
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If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.
If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.
Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.