Autumn Antics

You can learn more about hibernating animals with our Autumn trail

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The Autumn trail will lead you through Lodge Park Grandstand and woodland walk so wear your wellies! Find clues to learn about hibernating animals and claim your prize.

Our cafe has warming drinks and cake for a sweet treat after your trail. We will also have craft sheets for you to take away and complete at home.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate


Lodge Park
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.60 £6.00
Child £3.60 £3.25
Family £16.80 £15.25

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Wheelchair access to the ground-floor of the building.
Dogs on leads welcome in the parkland, assistance dogs within the grandstand.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 October 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 October 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 October 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 October 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 October 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 October 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Alexandra Whyman
Call 01451 844130

Upcoming events

Autumn Antics

Fri 20 Oct 2017
You can learn more about hibernating animals with our Autumn trail

Autumn walks with the Ranger

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Join our rangers for a guided walk around the estate to discover more about its history and wildlife.

Guided walks in the Bridgeman landscape

Sun 22 Oct 2017
Volunteers will lead a guided walk through the historic Charles Bridgeman designed landscape at Lodge Park.

Sherborne Ranger Walks

Fri 03 Nov 2017
Our rangers will take you off the normal footpaths to visit some of the sites made famous by BBC Springwatch