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The National Stud Tour

Group Tours
Available dates

The National Stud opened its gates to the public for the first time in the mid 1970s. To this day The National Stud remains the only commercial stud farm in the UK allowing individuals, small groups and large parties the chance to see behind the scenes of a working Thoroughbred stud farm.

Tours of The National Stud last approximately 90 minutes and are taken by coach and on foot. The tours focus on introducing visitors to the history and purpose of The National Stud as a commercial Thoroughbred breeding operation. The National Stud is a working commercial stud farm, so the physical content of the tours varies throughout the year, depending on the season and the activities happening on the stud when you visit.

Price is £11.00 per person (Child/Adult/Senior), children under 5 are free of charge and do not need to be included in the booking process

Card payments for pre-booking only. Cash payments for walk-in guests. Cheque payments are not permitted. Download directions here 


Please be advised that tours depart promptly at the scheduled start time so we recommend arriving at the meeting point a minimum of 15 minutes in advance. 

The National Stud welcomes group parties of all sizes throughout the year. 

Ticket prices start from £10.00 per person, with plenty of catering options available at the National Stud Wavertree's Coffee shop.

Group tours are available between 10.00 - 15.00, 7 days a week. Transport can be supplied for group parties if required.

No deposits required in advance, just one simple booking form to complete and full payment due two weeks prior to the tour date

To make a group booking, please contact the booking team on 0344 748 9200, option 2, or

Find out more about Public Tours at The National Stud below. Alternatively, if you'd like to book a Private Tour then please call 0344 748 9200, option 2.

Public Tours will run at the following times in 2017:

February                     Weds - Sun                        11.15 only 

March to September    Weds - Fri                          11.15

                                   Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays   11.15 & 14.00

October                       Fri to Sun                           11.15 only 

Price is £11.00 per person (Child/Adult/Senior), children under 5 are free of charge and do not need to be included in the booking process.

School Holiday Tour Times

Feb Half Term      Weds 15th Feb – Sun 19th Feb     11.15 & 14.00

Easter Holidays    Sat 1st April – Mon 17th April       11.15 & 14.00

May Half Term      Weds 31st May - Sun 4th June     11.15 & 14.00

Summer Holidays  Weds 26th July – Sun 3rd Sept    11.15 & 14.00

Oct Half Term       Weds 25th Oct – Sun 29th Oct     11.15 & 14.00

Family tickets available throughout the school holidays. £30.00 for a family of four (2 adults 2 children aged 5 - 16 years). Under 5's free of charge.

There is plenty of free parking for cars and coaches, and we have full disabled access and facilities on the tours and in Wavertree’s Coffee and Gift Shop.

Simply click on the 'book now' button and follow the online instructions, or call our booking team on 0344 748 9200, option 1.

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Wed 28 Jun

The National Stud Tour

Starting at: 11:15AM

Thu 29 Jun

The National Stud Tour

Starting at: 11:15AM

Fri 30 Jun

The National Stud Tour

Starting at: 11:15AM



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