• Snowdrop Special Offers

Groups and Coaches

Group Tours

A group itinerary will benefit greatly from a trip to Hodsock Priory and we recommend that you allow for 2 to 3 hours at the estate. This gives your party ample time to explore the formal gardens, the main woodland paths and enjoy all the elements of the Hodsock experience.

Your group can take a self guided walk around the gardens, indulge in lunch in the heated marquee tea room and browse for gifts and plants.

New for 2018, we welcome the acclaimed Whispering Wood Folk to entertain visitors over 16th to 18th February. The outdoor theatrical company will perform four magical daytime shows and two early evening fire and light performances throughout Horsepasture Wood. With the theme of ‘The Snowdrop Queen’, their 25 minute show will wind its way among the trees and is sure to inspire visitors young and old. Refreshments will be available from the heated marquee tearoom and Woodland Cafe.

Daytime shows will be included within the entry price but visitors to the special evening shows will be admitted at £2.50 per adult, children free.

Group tour of Hodsock Priory

A Personal Welcome

We offer all of our coach parties a very warm welcome to the estate.

A member of the team will meet your coach on arrival at the estate. We’ll brief your passengers, give them some top tips and answer any questions they may have.

Group rates
£4.50 per person (groups of 10 or more)
£16.50 per person Tour and Taste package (up to 40 guests)

Pre-booking Essential

Priority Entry and Parking

Coaches park at the top of the car park in front of the house and away from the main public car park. This makes it easy for your passengers to disembark and we don’t hold up a queue of traffic either as coaches access the estate via the farm road rather than the main driveway.

Free lunch
They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but here at Hodsock we say thank you to our coach drivers and group organisers by providing them with a voucher for a free lunch. This allows you to have a warm meal and drink with our compliments.

Tour and Taste package for groups
Plant Stall at Hodsock Snowdrops

Enjoy a ‘Tour and Taste’ package

Hodsock’s special weekday Tour and Taste package includes arrival drinks, entry to the gardens, a private tour and a light lunch. Why not take advantage of this exclusive group visit option?

Only one group per day is invited to join us for Tour and Taste and we have one remaining date available: Thursday 1st March 2018. Don’t worry, if this does not suit your group, you’re are still welcome to visit as above!

  • 11am Personal welcome – hot drinks and biscuits on arrival
  • 11.20am – guided tour of the Snowdrop gardens
  • 12.30pm – light lunch (soup, sandwiches, homemade cakes and sausage rolls) before exploring the woods
  • 2pm – free history talk and chance to buy plants and gifts before departing

Tour and Taste £16.50 per person – just for groups. Stay all day and add an afternoon cream tea to your itinerary for an extra £5 per person.

Groups of up to 40 people can pre-book on our Tour and Taste package. We only accept one tour booking per day so get in touch early.

Please note that access to the house is not included in this package. The house will remain closed throughout Snowdrops 2018 and open only for weddings and private events.

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Coach spaces are limited so you must pre-book.
 Call the Estate Team on 01909 591 204 or email us by clicking on the button below.

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