Meet a moth

Come along to our shepherds hut to learn all about moths.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Every Wednesday during the summer holidays visit the shepherds hut to meet a moth.

Please note that Wednesday 17th August is cancelled due to the weather.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Kingston Lacy


House (if capacity), Garden and Parkland
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £19.80 £18.00
Child £9.90 £9.00
Family £49.50 £45.00
1 adult, 2 children £29.70 £27.00
Group Adult N/A £15.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Visits to the house are limited and entry to the house is not guaranteed on the day you visit. 

If you are visiting Badbury Rings on the wider estate, please note that there is a car parking charge for non members of £1 for one hour or £3 for the day.


The basics

Meeting point
Shepherds hut, follow the slope up from Visitor Reception.
What to bring and wear
Wear suitable footwear and clothing for the weather and time of year.

Contact Info

Kingston Lacy
Call 01202 883402

Upcoming events

Summer of discovery

Wed 17 Aug 2022
Come on an adventure this summer with our two family trails uncovering Egypt and Nature at Kingston Lacy.

Silent space

Wed 17 Aug 2022
Enjoy the tranquillity of the Kingston Lacy garden in a dedicated silent space. Take time to relax, turn off your phone, rest quietly and connect to the nature around you.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides: every Thursday at 10am

Thu 18 Aug 2022
Would you like to take up cycling again, have lost confidence, or would just like to ride with other people using traffic-free trails or quiet country lanes? These rides are led by trained volunteers from Dorset Council's Health and Activity...

Garden Tours

Thu 18 Aug 2022
Come along to one of our volunteer-led garden tours to discover the history of the formal gardens and enjoy the highlights of the season.

Outdoor theatre: Peter Pan

Thu 18 Aug 2022
Illyria invite you to join them this summer for an amazing performance of this beloved childhood classic. Pack a picnic and a chair or blanket, and come along to a magical evening of entertainment.

Wander through the wildflowers

Sat 20 Aug 2022
Get involved with our wildflower net activity to see what bugs you can catch in your net.