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Summer of Play 

Enjoy playful family days out at Kingston Lacy this summer.

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25 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
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09:30 to 16:00
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Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides: every Thursday at 10am 

Would you like to take up cycling again, have lost confidence, or would just like to ride with other people using traffic-free trails or quiet country lanes? These rides are led by trained volunteers from Dorset Council's Health and Activity...

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25 Jul to 19 Dec 2024
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10:00 to 11:00
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Formal Garden Tours 

Come along to one of our volunteer-led Formal Garden tours to discover the history, horticulture and highlights of the season.

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25 Jul to 20 Oct 2024
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11:30 to 12:30
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Summer of Play: Storytelling 

Join us for outdoor storytelling sessions this summer and discover new stories every week, inspired by nature, local history, and even Ancient Egypt.

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25 Jul to 29 Aug 2024
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13:30 to 14:00
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Outdoor theatre: Hamlet 

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men invite you to join them this summer, in their 20th year, for Hamlet. Pack a picnic and a chair or blanket, and come along to a magical evening of entertainment.

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25 Jul 2024
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19:00 to 22:00
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Henrietta's house and garden tour 

Discover how Henrietta Bankes, an influential member of the family, made her mark at Kingston Lacy in the house and garden and feel like one of her guests. Book a place on a guided tour running on selected days in July and August.

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30 Jul to 27 Aug 2024
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09:40 to 11:00
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Nordic wellness walk: every Tuesday at 10am 

Would you like to try a gentle Nordic walk in the beautiful surroundings of Kingston Lacy? Dorset Council run weekly walks every Tuesday at 10am that last an hour. A Nordic Wellness Walk may incorporate mobility exercises to help with...

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30 Jul to 17 Dec 2024
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10:00 to 11:00
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Nordic walking workout: every Tuesday at 10am 

Would you like to try Nordic walking in the beautiful surroundings of Kingston Lacy? Dorset Council run weekly walks every Tuesday at 10am that last an hour. These one-hour walks are designed to help you improve your fitness levels and get...

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30 Jul to 17 Dec 2024
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10:00 to 11:00
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Summer of Play: morning dance parties 

Dance joyfully with us in our summer festival field and get energised for your day of adventure! There'll be plenty of toe-tapping, smile-inducing tunes and our dance leader, Charlotte, will take you though all the moves.

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30 Jul to 27 Aug 2024
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10:30 to 11:15
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Summer of Play: Bubble play 

Drop into our bubble play sessions between 10am and 3pm and have fun blowing, chasing and dancing with bubbles.

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31 Jul 2024
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10:00 to 15:00
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Silent Space 

Every Wednesday, enjoy the tranquillity of the Kingston Lacy garden in a dedicated silent space. Take time to relax, turn off your phone, rest quietly and connect to the nature around you.

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31 Jul to 23 Oct 2024
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14:00 to 17:00
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Summer of Play: Boss Morris Family workshop 

Discover a modern take on the traditional Morris folk dance. The innovative, all-female Boss Morris troupe, seen performing at the Brit Awards in 2023, bring their progressive dance to Kingston Lacy.

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3 Aug 2024
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14:30 to 15:30
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Summer of Play: Bugs and Bats with the Rangers 

Do you want to know about the creatures living at Kingston Lacy? Meet our Rangers and see the insects from the local area and find out about the nocturnal animals they help look after too.

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5 Aug 2024
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10:00 to 15:00
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Pre-schooler Yoga with their grown-ups 

Take a deep breath and spend some quality time together for a special morning yoga session for pre-schoolers and their grown-ups in the beautiful surroundings of Kingston Lacy.

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6 Aug to 20 Aug 2024
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10:00 to 10:45
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Summer of Play: Under 5s Bug Hunt 

Join our rangers on an adventure to discover the insects and bugs hiding in the trees and long grass by the Summer of Play Festival field

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6 Aug 2024
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10:00 to 11:00
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Pamphill and Stour guided walk 

A scenic walk through Pamphill and Cowgrove and along the River Stour, including a visit to Kingston Forge. Distance: 3 miles, Time: approx. 2 hours

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6 Aug 2024
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10:00 to 12:30
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Children's yoga (5 - 11 years old) 

Part of Kingston Lacy's Summer of Play, children will love these outdoor yoga sessions.

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6 Aug to 20 Aug 2024
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11:00 to 11:45
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Summer of Play: Nature sensory games 

How well could you move around using senses other than sight? Find out what life might be like for some of the animals who live at Kingston Lacy.

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7 Aug 2024
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10:00 to 10:40
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Kitchen Garden tour 

Meet a volunteer garden guide in the Kitchen Garden to discover the history of homegrown produce and experimental planting schemes.

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7 Aug to 2 Oct 2024
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11:00 to 12:00
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Summer of Play: Build a home for nature 

Build a home for nature with our Rangers. Learn about lizard and insect habitats. Once you've helped make them a home, you'll get to meet the creatures who will be living there.

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8 Aug 2024
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11:00 to 12:30
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Meditation & Tea: a wellbeing experience 

Join tea merchant Michelle Comins & meditation teacher Camille Elizabeth for a unique tea & wellbeing experience in the gardens of Kingston Lacy before normal opening.

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10 Aug 2024
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08:30 to 10:00
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Kingston Lacy social walks 

Discover the ever changing Kingston Lacy woodlands and countryside and have the opportunity to meet new people on these gentle strolls, ranging from 3-4 miles (around 1.5 hours). Please note: new start time of 10am for 2024.

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12 Aug to 12 Dec 2024
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10:00 to 11:30
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Summer of Play: Make a finger puppet monster 

Are they furry or fearsome? Make a marvellous monster finger puppet and let your imagination run wild! Afterwards, try it out on our puppet theatre stage.

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14 Aug 2024
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10:00 to 15:00
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Kids woodland film workshop with Kids Camera Action 

Film, direct and star in a mini-movie set in the woodlands. An action-packed filmmaking workshop for 8 - 14 yrs with a team of professional film makers.

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21 Aug 2024
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10:00 to 12:30
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Summer of Play: Make a flower windmill 

Be inspired by the amazing colours in the garden and make your own blooming marvellous flower windmill.

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21 Aug 2024
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10:00 to 15:00
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Summer of Play: Rainbow mask making 

Get ready to put on a performance in your very own rainbow mask. Scratch a rainbow design into the surface and create a new character. Who will you be?

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28 Aug 2024
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10:00 to 15:00
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Funky Little Beach Choir 

Kick back and relax as Bournemouth-based Funky Little Beach Choir bring their dynamic, energy-fuelled harmonies to Kingston Lacy.

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28 Aug 2024
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12:30 to 13:00
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Outdoor theatre: Doctor Dolittle 

Illyria is back! This summer, the award-winning company presents Doctor Dolittle, a timeless classic for the whole family. Pack a picnic and a chair or blanket, and come along to a magical evening of entertainment.

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29 Aug 2024
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19:00 to 21:00
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Apple pruning workshop 

Join us for apple pruning in the Kitchen Garden. Learn a new skill or simply finesse a hobby. Spend the morning learning the techniques and get into practice in the Kitchen Garden apple orchard.

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5 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 13:00
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White Mill, Shapwick and the Droves guided walk 

Take time to walk and discover the beautiful countryside surrounding the River Stour and the historic village of Shapwick. Distance: 5 miles, time approx. 3.5 hours

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5 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 13:30
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Nordic walking taster sessions (free) 

Come and meet the instructor and get a chance to see if Nordic walking is for you. Have a go using the poles and ask questions.

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10 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 10:45
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Get into Nordic Walking Courses 

Learn the techniques of Nordic walking and how it can benefit you physically. The session is an hour and a half. Please bring clothes suitable for the conditions. It is £12 per person and poles are provided. Once you have completed your Get into...

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17 Sep to 26 Nov 2024
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11:30 to 13:00
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Nordic explorer walks 

Adventure walks are an opportunity to go further and explore areas and paths outside of the estate. They last a couple of hours and are generally between 8 and 11km ( 5 – 6.5 miles) in length. A chance for established Nordic walkers to increase...

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19 Sep 2024
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10:30 to 12:30
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Japanese Tea Garden experience 

Enjoy an exclusive tour of the Japanese Tea Garden with Kingston Lacy's head gardener, before sitting down to enjoy tasters of Japanese tea in this peaceful spot.

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21 Sep 2024
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11:00 to 12:00
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Tractor and Trailer rides 

We are so excited for our tractor and trailer rides to return. We have them for limited days this year, so make a note of the dates. Tickets on sale now, booking is essential.

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25 Sep to 28 Sep 2024
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11:00 to 11:45
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Japanese Garden Tours 

Meet a volunteer garden guide in the Japanese Garden to discover an English interpretation of Japanese horticulture. Tours run on the last Wednesday of the month in March, April, May, September and October

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25 Sep to 30 Oct 2024
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11:00 to 12:00
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Apple picking in the Kitchen Garden 

Crunch your way into autumn and visit the Kitchen Garden to help us pick some apples and find out more about the orchards.

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26 Sep 2024
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11:30 to 15:00
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Holt Forest guided walk 

A walk through the medieval woodland of Holt Forest to discover a range of veteran trees. Distance: 4.5 miles. Time: approx. 3 hours

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1 Oct 2024
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10:00 to 13:00
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Apple pressing in the Kitchen Garden 

Slurp your way into autumn at Kingston Lacy. Visit the Kitchen Garden to see our apple press in action and taste apple juice made with apples from Kingston Lacy's orchards.

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21 Oct to 28 Oct 2024
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11:30 to 15:00
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Introduction to Wood Engraving 

Design a unique print, a perfect gift for yourself or someone special. Robin Mackenzie will lead this workshop, perfect for beginners or those looking to build on their existing skills.

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9 Nov 2024
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10:30 to 16:00
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A Christmas Wish at Kingston Lacy 

What do you wish for at Christmas? Discover the magic of Christmas wishes this festive season at Kingston Lacy.

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30 Nov 2024 to 5 Jan 2025
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09:30 to 16:00
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Storytelling with Santa 

This festive season, join us on an adventure 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! Pre-book your tickets here. Normal property entry charges apply.

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30 Nov to 23 Dec 2024
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10:00 to 11:00
+ 59 other dates or times