A Dorset country Christmas comes to Kingcombe next month, with Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Christmas Food and Craft Fayre. The Fayre will feature local food and hand made gifts in the idyllic setting of Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre.
Tucked away in the village of Lower Kingcombe, the Centre specialises in bringing people closer to their natural environment, encouraging rural crafts and promoting locally grown food.
Kingcombe preserves, Christmas cakes, local meats and mulled wine will be on offer, as well as live demonstrations with winter foraged foods by John Wright of TV’s River Cottage. Crafts will include some of the wide range of work produced at the Centre’s courses and Dorset Wildlife Trust’s exclusive Christmas cards and wildlife gifts will also be on sale.
Victoria Vincent, Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre Education Officer, said: “We have sourced the best of west Dorset produce, including smoked meats and cheeses and local ales and ciders. We will also be showcasing some of the finest arts and crafts, including willow sculptures, homemade soaps, candles and jewellery. Come and join us for all your Christmas foods, unique presents or just to enjoy a roast pork and apple bap or a tipple of mulled wine!”
Owned and run by Dorset Wildlife Trust, the Kingcombe Centre is one of Dorset’s premier environmental education establishments, with accommodation in wildlife-themed rooms. Its café serves freshly produced and locally sourced food, including its own range of cakes, flapjacks and preserves, surrounded by its own kitchen garden and the outstanding wildlife of Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve.
The Kingcombe Centre Christmas Food and Craft Fayre is on Saturday 8th December from 10 am to 4pm at Lower Kingcombe, near Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ. Free entry, refreshments available all day.
The Conservatory Café is also open at weekends until 16th December (closed January) and a special Christmas menu by Masterchef winner Mat Follas is now available for group bookings for lunch or dinner. For more information, ring 01300 320684 or click here.
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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.