Harvest and hibernation: Half term at Kingston Lacy
Join us for a fortnight of fun this October half term. Celebrate the harvest and all the beautiful autumn colour with hands-on activities each day.
Autumn craft tent
19 October – 3 November, 11am - 4pm
Pop into the bell tent on the copper beech field to have a go at some autumn themed crafts. There’ll be a changing array of crafts throughout the week, including leaf creations, beeswax candle making and colouring.
Visit the Woodland Hideaway
19 October – 3 November, 10am - 4pm
Venture along the Woodland Walk to discover the Woodland Hideaway. Have a go at some nature themed activities, including creating a wild poem, traditional fence building, making a fairy den or just snuggling up in the bell tent with a book.
Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 October, hourly sessions from 1pm – 6pm
Join environmental storyteller Martin Maudsley on a storytelling walk through the Kingston Lacy woods. Walk lasts 45 minutes – one hour. Tickets for this walk cost £5 per child and can be booked on our what's on page.
Thursday 24 and Thursday 31 October, 11am – 3pm
Decorate a terracotta plant pot, and plant it with your choice of mixed, spring flowering bulbs including daffodils and tulips. £3.50 per pot, limited numbers available, booking not required.
Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 October, 11am - 11.45am
Grab your wellingtons and walking boots and join the Kingston Lacy rangers on a wild walk through woods filled with autumnal colour. Get closer to nature, learn more about trees and discover what the local wildlife is up to. This event is free (normal admission applies for non-members) and booking is not required.
50 things to do before you’re 11¾
There are heaps of activities on the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' list to keep you busy this half term. Some of our favourites for the autumn season include making a wild den in the Woodland Play Area, creating some wild art with fallen leaves or going on a scavenger hunt. Head to the Shepherd’s Hut to find out more and collect your 50 things pack.