Celebrating autumn

Autumn at Kingston Lacy

Your autumn adventure begins at Kingston Lacy from the Shepard's hut where you can pick up your half-term trail, which includes the 'bee waggle dance', where to create wild art and nature bingo.

Crafty spots

22-31 October: 11am- 4pm

In the laundry papercut artist Isobel Barber will be leading a leaf bunting workshop to decorate your own home with autumn colour.

The volunteers will be creating autumn inspired crafts with you, including leaf crowns and seed art, in the Kitchen Garden.


Saturday 22 October, 11:30am-12:30pm & 2:00pm-3:00pm (Saloon)

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Young Florist of the Year 2016 Kay Willis will be demonstrating her skills and answer your floristry questions.

Apple day

Monday 24 October, 10:30am-3:30pm

Dorset apple expert David Godden will be in the Kitchen Garden with the Kingston Lacy gardeners ready to answer any apple related queries from growig to picking. There will be apple tastings and also a special apple printing craft activity for the children to enjoy. You can also bring along any homegrown apples to try your hand at apple pressing.

Traditional skills

Tuesday 25 October, 10:30am-3:30pm

Normally behind the scenes, the Kingston Lacy building team will be demonstrating some traditional country skills in the laundry courtyard.

Honey day

Thursday 27 October, 10:30am-3:30pm

To celebrate National Honey Week come the Kingston Lacy beekeepers will be in the Kitchen Garden to learn more about honey bees and beekeeping. Other fun includes, tasting samples of delicious Kingston Lacy honey, honey tea bread recipe cards, investigating a beehive and making your own beeswax candle.


Did you join in with the pumpkin planting this spring? You’ll be able to bring it your pumpkin all week and weigh it in the laundry to find out how much it has grown.

The largest pumpkin grown at Kingston Lacy this year will be on display in the laundry, but can you guess how much it weighs?