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Kingston Lacy

A lavish family home re-imagined as a Venetian Palace in the rural Dorset countryside.

Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4EA

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Planning your visit

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Get ready for a Summer of Play 

Prepare for a whole festival of fun this summer, with dancing, puppetry, activities and adventures galore from 20 July. The Festival Field will be set up every day with picnic benches, storybooks, a bouncy fruits racetrack, a rainbow tickle tunnel and plenty of play equipment to entertain everyone from the littlest babies to the oldest great grandparents. Learn to write your name in hieroglyphs, blow some bubbles or make a flower windmill – there's something different happening each week throughout the school holidays. With storytelling, children's yoga and morning dance parties you'll want to spend the whole day here so round up friends and family for a summer sunshine play date to remember. Summer of Play is sponsored by Starling Bank.

Visitor with therapy dog from the group Caring Canines at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Visiting Kingston Lacy with your dog 

Enjoy nature and fresh air on woodland walks across the Kingston Lacy estate in Dorset, and find out all you need to know about visiting with your four-legged friend.

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Christmas at Kingston Lacy 

It's never too soon to start planning your merriest Christmas yet at Kingston Lacy (30 Nov-5 Jan), when the house will be transformed with glittering decorations and the Wish Makers will need your help to find escaped wishes in the garden. Book your tickets now to find Santa in his hidden storybook nook for a cosy Christmas tale, an early gift and a chance to take a photo with the man himself. Tickets are £15 (plus normal admission) to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Group visits to Kingston Lacy 

Groups of visitors are warmly welcomed by the National Trust at Kingston Lacy. Find out more about booking your tickets and the benefits you’ll get.

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Visit Kingston Lacy by bus for a free hot drink 

We're encouraging visitors to arrive at Kingston Lacy by bus. We're offering a free regular hot drink with every valid bus ticket until further notice.

A child in a winter coat and hat, who is using a wheelchair, looks at a winter activity trail in the parkland at Attingham

Accessibility at Kingston Lacy 

At Kingston Lacy, there is Blue Badge parking and mobility scooters for hire. There is an accessible toilet. The house is partly accessible, and a virtual tour is available. Garden paths are mainly gravel.

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