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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

Exploring the garden in May at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Planning your visit

Three children and an adult looking at an Easter activity trail in the sunshine at Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire

Easter at Kingston Lacy 

Put a spring in your step this Easter, by joining us in the Easter festival field. You'll find lots of playful activities, from Pin the tail on the bunny to an Egg and spoon obstacle course, that will challenge and amuse every generation. And practice makes perfect, so go back and enjoy your favourite activity again and again before collecting your chocolate egg. 29 March-14 April. 10am-3pm. Normal admission plus £3 per trail. Please note, the weather has not been kind recently and the field is grass; we recommend stout footwear and suitable clothes.

White Cherry Plum tree blossom at Packwood House, Warwickshire

Festival of Blossom at Kingston Lacy 

Blossom's fleeting visit is part of its charm – you have to be quick to catch it. It is also unpredictable; an early spring or a late frost can make a big difference to when the blossom is at its magical peak. We expect peak flowering from the end of March but throughout the season, we hope to turn the spotlight on the different beautiful blossoms both in the garden and around the Kingston Lacy estate to help you see it at its best. Look out for a specially curated playlist to download and a touring Blossom 'vending machine', and don't forget to capture and share your pictures with #BlossomWatch using our smart phone photography posts.

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.

Two children playing in the garden in spring at Coleton Fishacre, South Devon

Family-friendly things to do at Kingston Lacy 

Discover all the things to do on a family day out at Kingston Lacy.

A group of people being shown around a garden. The tour guide is pointing left and people are looking that way.

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.

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire


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