Step into spring at Kingston Lacy

HALF-TERM activities at the National Trust’s Kingston Lacy, near Wimborne, from 10th to 18th February, include craft and wood-working sessions and discovering nature in the woodland.

Local paper cut artist Isobel Barber will be using flowers created by visitors to create a paper montage of spring in the Laundry. Visitors are invited to drop in to the Laundry anytime between 11am and 3pm to have a go at making a paper spring flower to add to the tableau.

On Tuesday 13th February the Kingston Lacy carpenters will be running their popular woodworking sessions, where visitors will be able to make a bird box in the Kitchen Garden.

There is lots to see around the beautiful Kingston Lacy park, including a spring themed family activity pack, which offers plenty of ways to discover nature in the woodland walk.

This time of year is also the best time to see the carpets of white snowdrops that extend over one and a half miles throughout the garden and woodland walk. This year there will be more than 35 varieties and 6 million flowers heralding the arrival of spring. Other highlights later on include the oriental hellebores in the Victorian Fernery, the camellias flowering in Nursery Wood and the winter flowering cherry blossom in the Japanese Garden.

For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy

Pictured: Drifts of snowdrops in the Kingston Lacy woods, and a child enjoying outdoors play © National Trust Images / John Millar