Children pond dipping at Lorton Meadows by Katharine Davies

Children pond dipping at Lorton Meadows by Katharine Davies 

Pond Dipping at Lorton Meadows

Join us to have a go at pond dipping at Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve and discover the amazing underwater world of "Pond Life".

Event details

Meeting point

Car park


10:30am - 12:30pm
A static map of Pond Dipping at Lorton Meadows

About the event

Find out about diving beetles, newts, nymphs, frogs and toads. Then spend time in our outside classroom having fun with arts and crafts. 


Phone number

01305 206191


Children £5, must be accompanied by an adult.

Additional booking information

Places are limited. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Please call 01305 206191.


At this very difficult time, we want to reassure you that we are doing all we can to protect your health, our visitors and our colleagues. This is always our top priority and will continue to be so.

What you can expect from us:

*All activities are currently only taking place outside.

*Booking is essential, as there are limited spaces.

*Bookings can only be made up to, and including, the day before an event. We are unable to take any bookings on the day.

*When you arrive, you will be greeted by a member of our team outside.

*There will be a health and safety talk at the beginning of the activity which will cover the event and current covid-19 safety information.

*Face coverings are not required outside but may be worn if preferred.

*There are one-way systems in place inside the centre.

*There are handwashing facilities in the public toilets, and we recommend that you bring your own hand sanitiser (at least 60% alcohol) for regular use.

*If we provide equipment, it will be cleaned down before and after use with virucidal spray.

*Any bookings are based on current government advice and may be subject to change.

What we ask of you:

*If you, a member of your family or group has any covid-19 symptoms including a cough, cold, temperature or have experienced an unexplained loss or change in sense of taste or smell please ensure they stay home and follow the government guidelines on self-isolation.

*Please arrive 10-15 minutes early, so that you can pay, and we can book you in.

*On the day, one member of your group will need to sign in using the NHS test and trace app.

*Only one person from a family or group comes inside the centre to pay before the activity starts. We can only accept card payments.

*Please wear face coverings inside the centre.

*Please be mindful of others space.

*Children must be accompanied at all times.

*As spaces are limited, if you are booked onto an event, please inform us as soon as possible if you are not able to attend so that we can offer your place to somebody else. This helps us invest more in local wildlife conservation.

*Participants are advised not to touch their face, eyes, and mouth during the activity.

*Wash your hands after the event and especially before eating.

*Please take any litter back with you to recycle or dispose of it in a bin.

Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe!

Know before you go


No dogs permitted

What to bring

Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather.

Parking information

Car park at Conservation Centre, Lorton Lane, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 5QH"



Contact us

Chesil Beach Centre
Contact number: 01305 206191