Lodge Park open every day in August

Visitors enjoying the grounds at Lodge Park

For the first time Lodge Park will be open every day in August, with plenty to see and do.

From Thursday 1 August to Monday 2 September Lodge Park will be open every day, 11am - 4pm. 

During the month there will be plenty of different activities to have a go at. Outside you'll be able to take part in the scavenger hunt to find signs of nature and wildlife, or try your hand at building a bug hotel.

You could also join a guided walk of Conygree Farm. 

Den building
Den building
Den building

Our resident survival expert will be teaching you how to build a den. 

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in the seventeenth century? On Saturday 3 to Monday 5 August Lodge Park will be taken over by the Household who will help you find out. They'll be bringing games and technology for you to try out. 

Lady Margaret, part of the Household, at Lodge Park
Lady Margaret, part of the Household at Lodge Park
Lady Margaret, part of the Household, at Lodge Park

Throughout the month Senior House Steward, Sara, will also be on hard to demonstrate conservation techniques and answer questions. You can also help us take measurements of UV and light to help us monitor the collection. 

What's on when?

Every day there will be a nature trail around the outside of Lodge Park, as well as a trail indoors to discover everything you need for a 17th century party. Activities are free unless stated otherwise below. 

Thursday 1: Wild flower seed bomb making, £2 per child

Friday 2: Conservation in Action with Senior House Steward Sara, and guided walks of the Bridgeman landscape

Saturday 3 - Monday 5: The Household living history group help you discover the games of the 17th century

Tuesday 6: Wild flower seed bomb making, with Ranger Elle, £2 per child

Wednesday 7: A guided walk over to Conygree Farm to see rare breed sheep and pigs

Friday 9: Conservation in Action with Senior House Steward Sara, and guided walks of the Bridgeman landscape

Monday 12: Survival skills, learn how to build a den, and discover wild foods, £3 per activity or £5 for both

Tuesday 13: Survival skills, learn how to build a den, and start a campfire, £3 per activity or £5 for both

Wednesday 14: Dry stone walling demonstration

Thursday 15: Have a go at making a mask, £2 per child

Friday 16: Conservation in Action with Senior House Steward Sara, and guided walks of the Bridgeman landscape

Saturday 17: Get to know a tree

Wednesday 21: A guided walk over to Conygree Farm to see rare breed sheep and pigs

Thursday 22: Making a bug hotel 

Friday 23: Conservation in Action with Senior House Steward Sara

Tuesday 27: Making a bug hotel, with Ranger Ellie

Wednesday 28: Dry stone walling demonstration

Thursday 29:  Have a go at making a mask, £2 per child

Friday 30: Conservation in Action with Senior House Steward Sara, and guided walks of the Bridgeman landscape

Saturday 31: Guided walks of the Bridgeman landscape

Upcoming events

Bridgeman Landscape Guided Walks

Sun 16 Feb 2020
11:30-15:30
Wander through Lodge Park’s unique landscape on this free and informative guided tour.

Sherborne Park Ranger walks

Fri 13 Mar 2020
10:00-12:00
Our rangers will take you off the normal footpaths to see some of Sherborne Park's wildlife.

Planting pots

Sat 14 Mar 2020
11:30-13:00
Plant seed pots to grow through the spring and bring colour to gardens and windowsills.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 10 Apr 2020
11:00-16:00
Hunt for spring clues along our Easter trail and claim your Cadbury prize once you've found them all

Spring art

Sat 02 May 2020
11:30-15:00
Be inspired by nature to make your own artistic masterpiece.

Bug hunting

Sat 30 May 2020
11:30-15:00
Discover the small creatures that live in and around the grounds of Lodge Park.