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The National Stud

Tours of The National Stud run from February to October.

During February, September and October tours run once a day on Wednesdays through to Sundays at 10am.


March to August tours run once a day on Wednesday to Friday at 10am. On Saturdays , Sundays and Bank Holidays there will be tours twice daily going off at 10am and 1pm.


During School Holidays, tours will run daily at 10am.


The scheduling of The National Stud Tours means that there re plenty of opportunities to revisit the stud to experience the different parts that make up the breeding year. The National Stud Tour includes a stop at the Foaling Unit and Nursery Paddocks which allows guests to see the mares and foals and spend some time with them.


You also get to visit the superb Stallion Unit, with the opportunity to see the stallions in their paddocks . Seeing these magnificent animals in the flesh is a sight to behold. The National Stud is home to the likes of Aclaim, Gregorian, Time Test, Lancaster Bomber and Rajasinghe. Horseracing fans may remember their exploits on the track and now get to see them in the flesh.


A visit to The National Stud is a great outing for anyone and our interactive quiz sheets allow  visitors to learn  and ensure that the kids are kept interested and entertained throughout. They can also ride the mini tractors on the lawn outside Wavertree’s Coffee Shop or spend time with the sheep in the adjoining paddock. Treacle, the resident Shetland pony also makes an appearance in the paddocks.



Have you seen our family ticket offer? Throughout School holidays a family of four can enjoy the National Stud tour for as little as £30.00, a huge saving of £14.00

These tours are very popular and therefore PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, please book via our website or call the booking office on 0344 748 9200, option 1.




The National Stud is great for group visits.


Our Wavertree Coffee Shop is well equipped for large groups with indoor and outdoor seating for those summer months. With a friendly team  of tour guides and coffee shop staff we are able to cater for your every need.


We have coach friendly parking areas, with one space immediately outside the Wavertree’s Coffee Shop and a designated overflow coach parking area.


To find out more and see our coach driver benefits please call 0344 748 9200 or email


To make a booking for a daily tour of the National Stud;


1. Website


Under ‘TOURS’ select the National Stud Tour and click ‘BOOK NOW’. You will be taken to a new webpage. Find the correct tour date you require and select ‘BUY’.


Select the number of tickets you require and follow the payment prompts on the screen


You will receive email confirmation once the booking is successful


**Online booking tip – when entering in the expiry date of your credit/debit card do not insert a ‘/’ between the month and year. Expiry dates must be shown as mmyy.


2. Telephone

Call 0344 748 9200 and press option 1. One of the call-centre team will take your booking

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CB8 0XE, United Kingdom

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