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

Children's Indoor Trail

Sun 25 Aug 2019
11:00-15:30
Get set for a day of merry-making with our children’s indoor trail

Summer Nature Trail

Sun 25 Aug 2019
11:00-15:30
Follow our outdoor trail to explore nature this summer holiday and keep the little ones occupied.

Bridgeman Landscape Guided Walks

Mon 26 Aug 2019
11:30-15:30
Wander through Lodge Park’s unique landscape on this free and informative guided tour.

Make a Bug Hotel

Tue 27 Aug 2019
11:00-12:30
Make a cosy home for the creatures in your garden.

Dry Stone Walling Demonstration

Wed 28 Aug 2019
11:00-16:00
Find out how a dry stone wall is made.

Make your masque: a craft activity for children

Thu 29 Aug 2019
11:00-12:30
Design a masque inspired by the lavish celebrations of the early Stuart courts.