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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 Apr to 19 Dec 2024
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10:00 to 11:00
+ 34 other dates or times
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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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29 Apr to 27 Oct 2024
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11:00 to 12:00
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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 Apr 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 Apr to 17 Dec 2024
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10:00 to 11:00
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Estate Walk: Bluebells 

A delightful walk in bluebell season, visiting Pamphill Green, Little Pamphill, Bear Wood and All Fools Lane. During this walk you will be joined by a National Trust ranger. Distance: 5 miles. Time: approx. 3.5 hours

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30 Apr 2024
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10:00 to 13:30
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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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1 May to 2 Oct 2024
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11:00 to 12:00
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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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1 May to 23 Oct 2024
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14:00 to 17:00
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Moth Surveying: Kingston Lacy woodland 

Discover, identify and record: book a ticket now to join a ranger for a morning of moth surveying on 2 May in the Kingston Lacy woodland.

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2 May 2024
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09:00 to 11:30
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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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7 May to 10 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 10:45
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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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7 May to 12 Dec 2024
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10:00 to 11:30
+ 7 other dates or times
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Dawn chorus walk 

An early morning walk lead by a Ranger around Badbury Rings to hear the wealth of birds welcoming in the morning. Distance – 2.5 miles

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8 May 2024
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05:30 to 07:30
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Estate Walk: Holt Heath 

Discover the fascinating history and nature of Holt Heath, and be joined part-way round by a National Trust Ranger to hear about some of the ongoing conservation work. Distance: 5 miles. Time: approx. 3 hours

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10 May 2024
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10:00 to 13:00
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Smartphone photography workshop: Beautiful bluebells and landscapes 

Learn how to get the most out of your smartphone camera and capture unforgettable seasonal scenes across the wider Kingston Lacy Estate.

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11 May 2024
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13:00 to 15:00
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Discover Kingston Lacy’s farm animals 

Join the Kingston Lacy Farm Manager for a walk around Kingston Lacy to meet the cows, sheep and pigs and learn about their role in conserving this special place. This will include an exclusive visit to Home Farm, not usually open to the public.

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14 May 2024
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10:00 to 12:00
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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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14 May to 26 Nov 2024
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11:30 to 13:00
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Small mammal surveys in Kingston Lacy woodland 

Discover, identify and record: book a ticket now to join a ranger for a morning of small mammal surveying on the 16th May in the Kingston Lacy woodland.

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16 May 2024
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09:00 to 11:30
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The buzz-tastic bee balancing blundershow 

You've heard of a flea circus, but have you heard of a bee circus? Come along to the Kitchen Garden on Saturday 18 May for a buzz-tastic bee balancing family friendly musical show. You'll want to bee there!

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18 May 2024
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11:30 to 12:20
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Moth Surveying: Holt Heath 

Discover, identify and record: book your ticket to join a ranger for a morning of moth surveying on 23 May on the wider Kingston Lacy estate at Holt Heath.

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23 May 2024
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09:00 to 11:30
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Bug hunting at Badbury Rings 

Explore the Rings to see what bugs you can find. Will you net a grasshopper, a cricket or even a wasp spider? Saturdays in half term, 25 May and 1 June. Pick up a bug sweep net and get hunting.

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25 May to 1 Jun 2024
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11:00 to 13:00
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May Half term: blooming beautiful paper crafts 

Family half term crafts. Join us in May half term for paper flower garlands and crowns.

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27 May to 31 May 2024
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11:00 to 15:00
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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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29 May to 30 Oct 2024
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11:00 to 12:00
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Plant history: South Terrace planting workshop 

Play your part and add to the history of Kingston Lacy's planting schemes. Spend the morning with one of our Senior Gardeners to discover the history of the South terrace and help plant the Summer bedding.

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6 Jun 2024
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09:45 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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12 Jun to 28 Sep 2024
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11:00 to 11:45
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Fruit training 101 

Want to find out how to train your fruit trees to get the best harvest? Join one of our Senior Gardeners for a talk on how we train our peaches, melons, grapes and tomatoes in the Kitchen Garden.

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14 Jun 2024
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10:30 to 11:30
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Willow Weaving Workshop 

Come along and make a attractive willow bird feeder making a great addition to your garden or thoughtful handmade gifts. Book your place for workshops on Tuesday 18 June.

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18 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 12:00
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Outdoor theatre: As You Like It 

'…look into happiness through another man’s eyes!' Join the Duke's Theatre Company for this production of one of Shakespeare’s most famous and quotable comedies.

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26 Jun 2024
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19:00 to 22:00
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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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12 Jul 2024
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19:00 to 22:00
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Summer of Play 

Enjoy playful family days out at Kingston Lacy this summer.

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20 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
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09:30 to 16:00
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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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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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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