Events

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Events for everyone

We've got lots on offer, both inside and out with events and activities for everyone. Get up close with wildlife and go wild with the 50 Things challenge. There is never a dull day at Stourhead.

A day in the woods: Carving workshop

A kettle boiling over a rustic campfire © National Trust

A kettle boiling over a rustic campfire

Wednesday 14 July, 10am-4pm

Join local expert Greg for a day discovering how to identify suitable wood and harvest it in a sustainable way. You'll learn safe carving techniques and Greg will share his expertise in cutting and shaping wood. Adults £85 including lunch. Book you place on 01747 841152.

Gallipoli and the Middle East

The Scraptors team create art using scrap materials © National Trust

The Scraptors team create art using scrap materials

Thursday 30 July between 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm

Drop into the Discovery Centre and join local artists the 'Scraptors' to create a sculpture. Made using recycled material it will illuminate the effect of WW1 on the local community as a part of 'Stourhead will never forget', an exciting Heritage Lottery Funded project.

Forest Fridays

Have a go at making your own woodland camp © National trust/Peter Sword

Have a go at making your own woodland camp

Friday 7, 14, 21 and 28 August, 11am-3pm

Get outdoors and closer to nature with great activities for the whole family. You can build a den, create wild art and, make a mud pie and become a nature detective - there's something for everyone. There will also be exciting workshops at 11am and 1pm on building a woodland camp and surviving the forest at night.

Climb a tree

Come and have a go, how high can you climb? © National trust/Peter Sword

Come and have a go, how high can you climb?

Friday 7, 14, 21 and 28 August, 11am-1pm

If you've got a head for heights join our tree climbing team at Forest Fridays. We'll be revealing the fascinating secrets behind caring for the tallest of our trees, and they'll even help you scale a tree and get right up into it's canopy. Normal admission applies plus £5 per climb.

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