Nature talk and tea

Afternoon tea at Lodge Park

Throughout 2018 Lodge Park will be holding a series of nature talks as including afternoon tea, with a variety of specialists. A chance to hear from some well-known experts, chat to them over afternoon tea and ask questions. 

The Sherborne Park Estate was home to BBC Springwatch 2017 and 2018, and we will be continuing to focus on nature and the wildlife of the Cotswolds. 


The nature talk and tea series

Following on from this will be wildlife specialists including hedgehogs, bees, and raptors. 

Wednesday 10 October 

Join Dr. Pat Morris, President of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society for a ‘hog’ filled afternoon. Small, round, brown and famously covered in spines, the hedgehog is one of the most familiar of Britain’s wild mammals. In the last 10 years hedgehog numbers have fallen by 30% and there are now thought to be fewer than one million left in the UK. They are disappearing from our countryside as fast as tigers are worldwide.

After the talk a delicious traditional afternoon tea including a selection of sandwiches, savoury pastries, cakes, and scones will be served by the fire on vintage china, accompanied by tea and coffee. 

Events in 2019

We're currently working on the nature talks events programme for 2019, and will be able to confirm some of the dates soon. 

Next year we'll have a variety of different days, and times, but all with excellent speakers featuring topics such as bats, bees, birds and more.

Where to find us

Lodge Park, Aldsworth, near Cheltenham, GL54 3PP

Upcoming events

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Fri 19 Oct 2018
Discover the great outdoors around Lodge Park with this fun scavenger hunt for the whole family!

Halloween trail

Fri 19 Oct 2018
Search the spooky landscape around Lodge Park for creepy Halloween creatures

Make a bird feeder

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Garden birds get hungry in the autumn, help keep them fed by making a bird feeder.

Major Pipework wind ensemble at Lodge Park

Sun 21 Oct 2018
The Great Room will be filled with music for the afternoon

Sherborne Park Ranger Walks

Fri 26 Oct 2018
Our rangers will take you off the normal footpaths to see some of Sherborne Park's wildlife.