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.
The Kingcombe Centre: Chocolate Making Workshop
Create your own colourful chocolates, each with a delicious filling, on this chocolate artistry workshop. Ideal as a Christmas gift.…
The Kingcombe Centre: 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…
The Kingcombe Centre: Natural Herbal Products Workshop
Learn how to make your own herbal bathroom products on this hands-on course with Dee Dade.
The Kingcombe Centre: 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.
The Kingcombe Centre: 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 build a bug mansion
Build your own bug mansion and attract a multitude of creepy crawlies to your garden.
How to compost your waste
Instead of sending your green waste to landfill, create your own compost.
How to go peat free in your garden
Our gardens have an important role in the fight against climate change. Help preserve vital peatland by going peat free in your garden…
How to make a hedge for wildlife
Hedges provide important shelter and protection for wildlife, particularly nesting birds and hibernating insects.
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 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…