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Upcoming Events

Monday 18 June 2018 - Friday 22 June 2018

Summer Plants in Watercolour cChristina Hart Davies 150 x 150

Paint the abundant flowers and plants of the summer meadows, hedgerows and gardens on this stimulating friendly workshop with Christina Hart-Davies. For those with some experience. 


Friday 22 June 2018 - Sunday 24 June 2018

Illustrated Travellers Sketchbook cHugh Dunford Wood 150 x 150

Learn how to master the art of keeping a sketchbook when you are out and about, or away from home, inspired by the stunning summer landscape of Kingcombe.  With Hugh Dunford Wood.  


Wednesday 27 June 2018 - Friday 29 June 2018


Learn the skills for identifying flowers and grasses in the ancient pastures, meadows and woodlands of Kingcombe Meadows, with Leif Bersweden. 


Sunday 1 July 2018 - Monday 30 July 2018

cRoger-Dell-Seddon-300x300As part of our Art in the Barn regular exhibitions, The Kingcombe Centre is proud to host ‘A Natural Celebration’, a rich and varied exhibition exploring two and three-dimensional art forms from Southern Contemporaries, the exhibiting name for Bournemouth Arts Club. 

From Sun 1 – Mon 30 July their work will be on display and for sale at the Centre. Admission is between 10am and 4pm.

Free entry and parking. This venue is wheelchair friendly.

Refreshments available from the Kingcombe Tearoom.



Friday 6 July 2018 - Sunday 8 July 2018


Develop your skills in close-up and macro photography, focussing on the abundant summer insects and plants of Kingcombe, with John Bebbington, FRPS. 


Monday 9 July 2018 - Friday 13 July 2018

Dorset-butterflies-and-moths--Debbie-Billensumm - CopyDiscover the diversity of summer butterflies and moths acorss Dorset's famed landscape of chalk downlands, pastures, woodland and coast, with expert David Brown. 


Friday 13 July 2018


Discover the huge diversity of species at Kingcombe during high summer using light traps, with expert David Brown.  Followed by a delicious home-cooked brunch. 


Monday 16 July 2018 - Friday 20 July 2018

Wild Days cWild Days 150 x 150

Wildlife survey, practical conservation, fine food and great company on this five-day holiday, with partners Wild Days Conservation. 



Friday 20 July 2018


Find out how to create a wildflower meadow or restore your species-rich grassland using local seed and low-impact techniques. Led by DWT's Nick Grey.


Saturday 21 July 2018


Learn the traditional and wonderful skill of using a scythe on this practical course. Led by Chris Riley.




Why not book a B&B and stay for our Hog Roast and Barn Dance in the evening?