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National Stud Tour

Go on a National Stud Tour for £15 per person with a family ticket (two adults and two children) available for just £35. Chill out in the  Wavertree’s Coffee Shop with a cup of tea and slice of cake afterwards or take home a souvenir from the Gift Shop.

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.


Price is £15.00 per person (Child/Adult/Senior), children under 5 are free of charge and do not need to be included in the booking process. There is also a Family Ticket option that allows Two adults and Two Children for just £35. These Family tickets are available on the weekends and during School Holidays.

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. 

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

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 2020:

February to October

Tours of The National Stud will run from Wednesday to Sunday at the following times

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10.30am

Saturday and Sunday 10.30am and 1.30pm


Bank Holiday Weekends

On Bank Holiday Weekends there will be a tour on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 10.30am and 1.30pm


School Holidays

Tours of The National Stud run daily during the School Holidays at 10.30am


Price is £15.00 per person (Child/Adult/Senior), children under 5 are free of charge and do not need to be included in the booking process.

Family tickets available throughout the school holidays. £35.00 for a family of four (2 adults 2 children aged 6 – 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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