The Cottage Tea Room at Lyveden New Bield near Oundle is proving such a success that the team are now looking for additional volunteers, particularly at weekends. Over 20,000 visitors come to Lyveden each year and discover the beautiful tranquillity, living history or freedom to explore. Claire Barrett, Lyveden Operations Manager, is looking to take on more volunteers who can help in the Tea Room at weekends, waiting on tables and providing a warm welcome to the visitors, who come from all over the world. Volunteering offers a great opportunity to meet with people, learn new skills or develop your CV. Offering more than 50 hours of support a year also brings a free pass to all National Trust properties and discount to Trust shops and other catering outlets.

Lyveden is one of England’s oldest gardens and recently designated by English Heritage to be of international importance. Created by Sir Thomas Tresham in 1600, Lyveden remains virtually unaltered since the family became involved in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. The historic garden is surrounded by acres of woodland and wildfl ower meadows offering a perfect spot to  volunteer in a delightful relaxing environment. The Cottage Tea Room was opened in April 2013 and has been proving very popular with visitors to Lyveden. Volunteers form the backbone of the National Trust with over 70,000 people undertaking hundreds of different roles all helping to make the National Trust the successful charity it is today. To fi nd out more about volunteering in the Cottage Tea Room at Lyveden, please contact Claire Barrett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01832 205158.

Lyveden is open every day from 10.30am to 5pm until the end of October, followed by weekend
opening in November and December from 11am to 4pm.

Summer Events at Lyveden

Open Air Theatre on Saturday 26th July
The Pantaloons present their hysterically historical account of the History of Britain, in
an evening performance at Lyveden. Tickets £12.50, £8 child, £35 family. Booking from 01832 205158.

Summer Family Fun
10.30am to 5.00pm every day during August. There is something to do every weekday at Lyveden during August, with themed selfguided activities. On ‘Fab Fridays’ take part in special
organised activities such as archery and wild art from 2-4pm.

Check the website to fi nd out more.

Full details of events can be found at:

Lyveden New Bield, near Oundle, PE8 5AT Tel: 01832 205158
Weekend Tea Room Volunteers wanted