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National Stud Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the National Stud for £15 per person or £35 for our family ticket (two adults and two children) .

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 explore this beautiful 500-acre stud farm and 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. You can learn more about The National Stud here.


Tours run throughout the year but due to COVID-19, days and times have changed from those previously advertised, so please check the booking details for full details.


Price  £15 per person ( children under 5 are free of charge if able to sit on parent’s lap). There is also a Family Ticket option that allows two adults and two children for £35.

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

The Wavertree’s Coffee Shop is well-equipped for large groups. With a friendly team of Tour Guides and Coffee Shop staff we are able to cater for your  group’s needs.


In 2018, The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPTUK) awarded The National Stud with their Coach Friendly Status certification given that there are ample facilities and parking spots for coaches, with one space immediately outside the Wavertree’s Coffee Shop and a designated overflow coach parking area.


Group tours are available between 10.00 – 14.00, 7 days a week. Transport can be supplied for group parties if required.


No deposits are required in advance, just one simple booking form to complete and full payment due two weeks prior to the tour date. Driver and group organiser benefits are available.


To make a group booking, please contact the booking team on 0344 748 9200, option 2, or For more information on our Group offerings click here

Please note, that due to COVID-19 our tour dates have changed to those previously advertised. We also advise you to click here for details of how we have suitably modified our tours to comply with the latest government guidelines.


 Public Tours will now run at the following times in 2020:

1st August to 31st October, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm

1st November to 31st December, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10.30 am only.

Themed tours will run during October half-term and details will be published shortly. There will also be themed tours available during December.


Price is £15.00 per person (Child/Adult/Senior), children under 5 are free of charge as long as they are able to sit on a parent’s lap.

Family tickets available at £35.00 for  2 adults and 2 children (aged 6 – 16 years). 

Alternatively, private tours can be arranged, up to a maximum of six people who are from the same household. For further details, please contact


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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