Things to do
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Get involved with great activities around Dorset or in your back garden. You can discover more with our ideas below or visit our friends the Dorset Local Nature Partnership for wellbeing activities here.
More things to do
Come along to any of our wildlife events, and learn more about the amazing wildlife around you.
Chocolate Making Workshop
Create your own colourful chocolates, each with a delicious filling, on this chocolate artistry workshop. Ideal as a Christmas gift.…
Needle Felted Festive Robins
Create your own festive robin from sustainable coloured fleece, to decorate your home with or to give as a gift. Taught by Carla Taylor…
Natural Herbal Products Workshop
Learn how to make your own herbal bathroom products on this hands-on course with Dee Dade.
Drawing Winter Fruits, Nuts and Berries in Graphite Pencil
Explore the wonderful variety of seasonal fruits and nuts in this one-day botanical drawing workshop. Led by Penny Brown.
Autumn Astronomy Workshop
Discover the star-strewn dark skies of west Dorset and learn about constellations and deep space. Taught by Stephen Tonkin.
Getting Back to Nature Seasonal Rambles: Kingcombe Meadows
Join us for a traditional nature ramble at Kingcombe Meadows, followed by lunch at the Kingcombe Centre.
Ways you can help wildlife
How to cut out palm oil – not trees
Palm Oil is a cheap, efficient form of vegetable oil, but a lot of species-rich tropical habitat is being destroyed to make way for it…
How to create a mini pond
Even a small pond can be home to an interesting range of wildlife, including damsel and dragonflies, frogs and newts.
How to have an eco-Christmas
Whether you celebrate a big family Christmas, or you just give out a few cards to your friends and neighbours to wish them a happy time…
How to use less plastic
Plastic waste and its damaging effect on our seas and natural world has been big news recently. Here's what you can you do about it…
How to build a bat box
Build your own bat box and give a bat a safe place to roost.
How to provide bushes for nesting birds
In the spring, birds choose the best locations to build nests, so why not offer them a safe place to settle?