|A Dorset country Christmas comes to the idyllic Kingcombe Valley next month. The Kingcombe Christmas Fayre will be a chance to step into Christmas past, with local food, hand made gifts, mulled wine and mince pies, in the unspoilt setting of Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre.
The Kingcombe Centre lies within the beautiful Kingcombe Meadows reserve, where nature and man have lived in harmony for generations, and it is now a place to encounter a unique landscape and taste the very best of homemade food that is locally sourced and organic whenever possible. Christmas crafts and wildlife gifts will include exclusive Dorset Wildlife Trust Christmas cards, handmade products from rare breed sheep as well as woodcraft, local organic meat, honey, preserves and a host of Christmas delicacies. Photographer Tony Bates will be signing copies of the new book ‘Dorset, A Naturalist’s County’, published to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dorset Wildlife Trust.
Christmas the old fashioned way
Nick Tomlinson, DWT’s Kingcombe Centre Manager, said: “Kingcombe is the place to step back from the everyday rush and enjoy the spirit of Christmas the old fashioned way. Get those special gifts and stocking fillers while you enjoy the sounds and tastes of rural Dorset, surrounded by nature. Come and see what’s so special about Kingcombe for yourself!”
The Kingcombe Centre Christmas Fayre is on Sunday 4th December from 11am to 4pm at Lower Kingcombe, near Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ. Free entry, refreshments available all day. Visitor Centre and Conservatory Café open daily until 22nd December (closed January), nature reserve open at all times and full programme of day or residential courses can be found at the Kingcombe Centre website. For more information, ring 01300 320684.
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For more information please contact Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre on 01300 320684.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.
Fox in snow at Kingcombe - Paul Comer