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What's on?

Regular events at Goodnestone Park include Garden tours with Head Gardener, Paul Bagshaw, and various gardening events throughout the year. This year we have various Wedding Open Days and also Heritage Tours of the Mansion.
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Staff Making May 23

Staff Making

Saturday 9th March 2024
10.30 – 3.00

A fantastic opportunity to make your own hiking staff,
walking stick or foraging crook.
All materials provided : seasoned wood, tools, varnish and wax.
Learn how to correctly strip and shape the wood, with clear
bushcraft instruction on safe knife use.
You can even add your own personal carving!
Suitable for adults and children aged 8 and over

This event is run by Natural Pathways – for any enquiries please get in touch via the contact page on their website: https://www.natural-pathways.co.uk/contact-us.php

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Mothering Sunday Lunch

SOLD OUT

Sunday 10th March 2024

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Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea

SOLD OUT

Sunday 10th March 2024

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Easter Trail

28th March – 14th April 2024
during Cafe opening hours, Wednesday – Sunday

(excluding Wednesday 3rd April)
Free

Add some egg-citement to your garden visit and find the hidden eggs to solve a puzzle!

No booking required, please visit entrance desk on arrival for details.
Normal garden admission applies.

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Easter Afternoon Tea

Friday 29th, Saturday 30th, Sunday 31st March and Monday 1st April

Booking essential
01304 695098  olddairy@goodnestone.com

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Easter Sunday Lunch

31st March 2024
Bookings between 12 and 1.00pm

Booking essential
01304 695098  olddairy@goodnestone.com

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Wedding Open Day

Sunday 7th April 2024
10.00 – 15.00

Embark on your wedding journey with an exclusive glimpse into the romantic setting of Goodnestone Park.  Take a tour of the house, meet our bookings team and handpicked top-tier wedding professionals.

Family and wedding supporters are welcome to join you, and enjoy free access to the gardens.

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Tour with the Head Gardener

Saturday 13th April 2024
10.00am

An opportunity to join Paul on a comprehensive tour of the gardens.  Wildlife conservation, natural diversity and sustainable gardening are at the heart of Goodnestone’s ethos.  Discover how Paul and his team combine traditional gardening techniques with today’s environmentally sound approach.

Only 12 places available – booking essential.

 

Staff Making May 23

Staff Making

Sunday 14th April 2024
10.30 – 3.00

A fantastic opportunity to make your own hiking staff,
walking stick or foraging crook.
All materials provided : seasoned wood, tools, varnish and wax.
Learn how to correctly strip and shape the wood, with clear
bushcraft instruction on safe knife use.
You can even add your own personal carving!
Suitable for adults and children aged 8 and over

This event is run by Natural Pathways – for any enquiries please get in touch via the contact page on their website: https://www.natural-pathways.co.uk/contact-us.php

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Meditation and Mandala Workshop

Sunday 5th May 2024
12.00 – 4.00pm  £60

This workshop from Breathing Space Retreats offers you space to enjoy deep meditation and breathwork in nature, with the opportunity to create a beautiful mandala from petals and dyed rice.  We will focus on the beauty of nature and consider how it can support us in everyday life.

The afternoon will conclude with tea and cake in the Old Dairy Cafe.
The price includes all resources and refreshments.

To book your place or for any queries please email breathingspaceretreatskent@gmail.com

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Mindfulness In Nature

Saturday 27th April 2024
10.30am – 3.00pm
A day to sustain you, awaken the senses and restore the magic of your life.
Learn how to develop and expand your senses in Nature to have a deeper and richer experience of your relationship with yourself and your natural environment. Time to stop, listen, breath and feel our innate connection to the beautiful world around us.

This event is run by Natural Pathways – for any enquiries please get in touch via the contact page on their website: https://www.natural-pathways.co.uk/contact-us.php

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Tour with the Head Gardener

Saturday 18th May 2024
10.00am

An opportunity to join Paul on a comprehensive tour of the gardens.  Wildlife conservation, natural diversity and sustainable gardening are at the heart of Goodnestone’s ethos.  Discover how Paul and his team combine traditional gardening techniques with today’s environmentally sound approach.

Only 12 places available – booking essential.

 

 

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National Garden Scheme Day

Thursday 13th June 2024
Goodnestone Park Gardens are proud to continue their association with the National Garden Scheme which has raised over £70 million for nursing and health charities.
All garden admission money will be donated to this very worthy cause.
Booking not required

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Forage and Fire

Saturday 15th June
9.30 am – 3.30pm

Our out-door natural larder is full of exciting discoveries and experienced forager, we will take you on your own journey into the world of foraging. We will guide you on your own wild food adventure from forage and preparation to sampling the tasty Wild Dishes you have cooked together.

This event is run by Natural Pathways – for any enquiries please get in touch via the contact page on their website: https://www.natural-pathways.co.uk/contact-us.php

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Aroma Reflexology and Meditation Workshop

Sunday 21st July 2024
12.00 – 4.00pm  £60

Breathing Space Retreats are holding this special workshop in the gardens at Goodnestone.  An afternoon of deep relaxation and nature connection, with the opportunity to create your own bespoke aroma reflexology wax to take home.  Learn some simple hand reflexology techniques to support your health and wellbeing.

The afternoon will conclude with tea and cake in the Old Dairy Cafe.
The price includes all resources and refreshments.

To book your place or for any queries please email breathingspaceretreatskent@gmail.com

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Garden Tour with Head Gardener

Saturday 15th June 2024
10.00am

An opportunity to join Paul on a comprehensive tour of the gardens.  Wildlife conservation, natural diversity and sustainable gardening are at the hear of Goodnestone’s ethos.  Discover how Paul and his team combine traditional gardening techniques with today’s environmentally sound approach,

Only 12 places available – booking essential.

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Tour with Head Gardener

Saturday 13th July 2024
10.00am

An opportunity to join Paul on a comprehensive tour of the gardens.  Wildlife conservation, natural diversity and sustainable gardening are at the heart of Goodnestone’s ethos.  Discover how Paul and his team combine traditional gardening techniques with today’s environmentally sound approach.

Only 12 places available – booking essential.

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Five Children and It

Wednesday 7th August 2024

This is My Theatre return to Goodnestone to share E E Nesbit’s delightful story of the comic consequences of granting wishes to children.

This is an outdoor performance – please bring something to sit on.  Picnics welcome.
No dogs other than assistance dogs, thank you. 

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Treasure Island

Saturday 17th August 2024
3.00pm

DOT Productions are back with a sparkling new adaptation of a family favourite.

Tickets will be available on line.

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An Ideal Husband

Saturday 17th August 2024
7.30pm

Prepare for an evening of scandals and secrets in Oscar Wilde’s sparkling society comedy.

“We went to see DOT Productions at Goodnestone Park and I must say we had the best evening. Dot Productions is a terrific theatre company, very witty, can’t wait to see another production from them”

Tickets will be available online

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As You Like It

Monday 26th August 2024
7.00pm

We’re delighted to welcome back the Duke’s Theatre Company.
With witty words and comic characters this lively production of Shakespeare’s much loved play is a must-see this summer!

Booking will be available online

 

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National Garden Scheme

Thursday 12th September 2024
Goodnestone Park Gardens are proud to continue their association with the National Garden Scheme which has raised over £70 million for nursing and health charities.
All garden admission money will be donated to this very worthy cause.
Booking not required