Summer of discovery

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover Egypt in Kingston Lacy house or why not explore the gardens on our Discover Nature trail and see what wildlife you can spot.


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

What to bring and wear
Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the time of year.
These trails cover multiple types of paths across the property including a steep slope and rooms inside the house. For other access requirements, please call 01202 883402 to discuss.

Contact Info

Kingston Lacy
Call 01202 883402

Upcoming events

Garden Tours

Fri 01 Jul 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.

Nordic walking workout: every Tuesday at 10am

Tue 05 Jul 2022
Would you like to try Nordic walking in the beautiful surroundings of Kingston Lacy? Dorset Council run weekly walks every Tuesday at 10am that last an hour. You can join straight away if you have your Nordic Walking UK Freedom Pass or call...

Silent space

Wed 06 Jul 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 07 Jul 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...

Kingston Lacy social walks

Tue 12 Jul 2022
Discover the ever changing Kingston Lacy woodlands and countryside and have the opportunity to meet new people on these gentle strolls, ranging from 3-4 miles.

Unseen Estate Tours - Discover the House

Wed 13 Jul 2022
Join one of these exclusive tours of the house to see some of the lesser known and behind-the-scenes areas of Kingston Lacy.