Local National Trust Events In Bucks and South Northants

 The National Trust Events in properties around Bucks and South Northants have started up again bringing interesting and exciting things to do locally.

There’s Easter fun for all the family, including trails, crafts and more.  You’ll find nature activities, history and shopping experiences. For the adults Rothschild wine tasting and dinner parties, while the Sunday lunches are a great choice for the whole family. Take a look at the choices:

Boarstall Duck Decoy

Easter Adventures in Nature

Date and Times: 11am-5pm, last entry 4pm, 15-18 April

Tickets: £3 per child, including a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

This spring, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Boarstall Duck Decoy on the Easter adventures on the nature trail. Make your way along the trail, finding nature-inspired activities for the whole family.

Stowe House Events

World Autism Awareness Day

Time and Dates: 9 am – 10 am, Saturday, 2 April

Tickets: Free event (admission applies)- Booking not required

Stowe is supporting Autism Awareness Day on Saturday 2 April, by having a relaxed opening at 9 am for the first hour of the day.

Reuse Pop-Up Shop

10am-5pm, Saturday 9 April 

Free event (admission applies) – Booking not required

Come along, pick up a bargain and take part in the reuse revolution taking over Buckinghamshire. FCC Environment is hosting a pop-up shop at Stowe to raise funds for South Bucks Hospice.

Wild Wednesday

Times and Dates: 10am-12:30pm and 1pm-3:30pm, 13 and 20 April(2 sessions each day)

These Easter craft workshops are recommended for children aged 3-8, with adult supervision. There will be a variety of Easter crafts to choose from over the four sessions.

Easter Adventures in Nature

10am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm, 15 – 24 April

Trails £3 each, normal admission applies

This spring, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Stowe on the Easter adventures in the nature trail. Make your way along the trail, finding nature-inspired activities for the whole family.

West Wycombe Park

Dates and times: Grounds reopen on 3 April  (Sunday to Thursday 2-5 pm), the house opens on 1 June

West Wycombe Park is one of the most theatrical of English country houses and has been in the Dashwood family for more than 300 years. The Italianate mansion is set in 45 acres of landscaped park with a lake at its centre – perfect for a wander.
Normal admission applies, sorry, no dogs in the park, but they are welcome under close control in the village and on West Wycombe Hill.

Canons Ashby (Northants)

Nature Detectives: All about birds

Times and Dates: 10 am- 3 pm,  1 April – 14 April

Tickets: Free event (normal admission prices apply)

Are you a wise owl, or a silly goose? Pick up an activity trail from visitor reception for no extra charge, and become a bird expert.

Plant a Sunflower

Times and Dates: 11 am – 2 pm, Thursday 28 April – Tuesday 3 May

Tickets: £1 per sunflower (admission applies)

Plant a sunflower seedling in a compostable pot to take home and grow. Keep in touch with us online and let us know how high it grows. You can plant your sunflower outside in the ground, or in a bigger pot. Come back later in the summer to see how big our sunflowers in the garden are getting.

Waddesdon Manor

Alice’s Wonderlands

Dates and times: Wed-Sun until 30 Oct

Tickets: free with House & Grounds admission.

Book: online at Waddesdon

2022 is the centenary of ‘the all-powerful’ Alice de Rothschild’s death. To celebrate her life, collections and legacy, Waddesdon is hosting an exciting programme of exhibitions and displays that highlight her key role in its history.

Sunday Lunch

Times and Dates: Every Sun from 3 April

Tickets: Adult £32.50, Child £12.75; plus normal Grounds admission applies.  £10 deposit per person required.

Book: online at Waddesdon

Make a visit to Waddesdon extra special with a comforting Sunday lunch in the historic Manor Restaurant. Created in-house by Waddesdon’s talented team of chefs, it makes for the perfect weekend treat.

Easter Adventures In Nature Trail

Times and Dates: 10 am – 4 pm, Wed 13 – Sun 24 Apr (inc Mon 18 & Tue 19)

Tickets: £3 per trail (inc chocolate egg), plus normal Grounds admission applies. One trail per child.

Embark on an adventure in nature at Waddesdon this Easter holiday. Take part in a family-friendly trail around the grounds and enjoy different nature-themed activities along the way. Complete the trail and claim an Easter egg at the end!

Book: online at Waddesdon

Wine Cellar Visit and Tasting

Times and Dates: 12 pm, every Fri, Sat & Sun, 15 Apr-31 May

Tickets: £7.50 per person (over-18s only), plus normal Grounds admission applies.

Book: online at Waddesdon

Wine has always been a focal point at Waddesdon. During your visit, enjoy a short tour of the atmospheric cellars, which house over 15,000 bottles of Rothschild wine, and a two-wine tasting guided by Waddesdon’s wine experts. After your tour and tasting, you’ll be able to purchase the wines you’ve tasted in the shop and your ticket will entitle you to a 10% discount on the day.

Rothschild Wine Dinner

Times and Dates: 7 pm, Sat 30 April

Tickets: £99 per person (over-18s only)

Book: online at Waddesdon

Led by experts from Waddesdon’s wine team, enjoy an informal tasting of Rothschild wines in the atmospheric cellars, followed by a sumptuous four-course dinner paired with carefully selected wines.

For full details of the National Trust events around Bucks and South Northants:

Website: National Trust Events in Bucks and South Northants

Other ideas: National Trust Blossom Watch