What's on

  • Back to Basics Drawing Course
    28th January 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Back to Basics Drawing Course
    25th February 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Back to Basics Drawing Course
    24th March 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Back to Basics Drawing Course with Catherine Matthews A 3 part Back to Basics Drawing course. Designed to build confidence and skills in drawing. We will look at all of the Formal elements, and work on techniques for drawing accurate shape, tonal value, texture, and detail. £18 per session or £50 for all 3 sessions (more…)


  • Learn to Needle Felt - Lovebirds
    4th February 2020
    10:15 am - 1:00 pm

Curious about needle felting but not sure if it is for you? Why not come along and meet Loubilou whilst she works. You will be able to watch the process live and discuss upcoming courses and also ask any questions about needle felting projects that you may be working on. A great opportunity to meet (more…)


  • Tails of the River Bank
    8th February 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - Investigating food chains and predators.
  • Save Our Seas
    14th March 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - Brushing up on bird identification.
  • Easter Dip
    18th April 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - Uncovering the world of underground animals
  • Sprin Ramble
    9th May 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - Finding out about nesting birds
  • Draw a Daisy
    13th June 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - Searching for butterflies and dragonflies
  • It's a Small World
    12th September 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - Pond dipping
  • A Buzzy Social Life
    11th July 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - Pond dipping

The Stanwick Lakes Wildlife Explorers is an RSPB group lead by volunteers, which provides the perfect location to observe wildlife, make friends and take part in all sorts of practical activities. From bark rubbing to hunting for mini-beasts, its perfect for children aged 5+. Meetings this year will involve time spent outdoors and there’s always the (more…)


  • Mixed Media Workshop with Catherine Matthews
    10th February 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Mixed Media Workshop   Monday 10th February 2020 Mixed Media Workshop with Catherine Matthews 10.30am – 1.00pm Refining bold painted start points and layering a range of media and materials. Ideal for sketchbook work, but also works for stand- alone work. These relaxed and informative workshops take place on Mondays, between 10.30am & 1pm and (more…)


  • Knit and Crochet Drop In
    13th February 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Knit and Crochet Drop In
    12th March 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Knit and Crochet Drop In
    14th May 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Knit and Crochet Drop In
    11th June 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Knit and Crochet Drop In
    9th July 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Knit and Crochet Drop In
    10th September 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Knit and Crochet Drop In
    8th October 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Knit and Crochet Drop In
    12th November 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Knit and Crochet Drop In
    10th December 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Knit and Crochet Drop-in 10.30am – 1.00pm   Drop in to the Stanwick Lakes visitor centre cafe to knit or crochet with this friendly bunch. Bring your own crocheting or knitting and enjoy cake and coffee as you chat with like minded crafters. Or use your skills for good and take part in one of (more…)


  • Bird Trail
    17th February 2020 - 23rd February 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Bird Trail – Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd February 2020 10.00am – 04.00pm  Take part in our birdy trail at Stanwick Lakes. Follow the clues around our site to win a prize!   Drop in event, no booking required Cost £2.00 per trail.  Standard Car Parking Charges will apply      (more…)


  • Feathered Friends
    19th February 2020 - 20th February 2020
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Feathered Friends Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th February 2020 11.00am – 4.00pm Make your own bird box or feeder to take home to your garden. Meet real birds of prey thanks to owls to behold.  Bird Boxes – £4.50 Bird Feeders – £1.50 or  Make Both for £5.00   All other crafts £1.00 per child (more…)


  • Happily Hooked Crochet Club
    24th February 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Happily Hooked Crochet Club
    16th March 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Happily Hooked Crochet Club
    20th April 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Happily Hooked Crochet Club
    18th May 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Happily Hooked Crochet Club
    15th June 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Happily Hooked Crochet Club
    6th July 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Happily Hooked Crochet Club
    21st September 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Happily Hooked Crochet Club
    19th October 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Happily Hooked Crochet Club
    16th November 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Happily Hooked Crochet Club
    7th December 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Happily Hooked Crochet Club is a friendly group who meet monthly and like crochet to be fun. Pauline designs crochet projects tailored to the members and created to expand their crochet knowledge and skills. The Happily Hooked Crochet Club meets at Stanwick Lakes, usually on the third Monday of the month between 10.30am and (more…)


  • Lino Printmaking Cathy Matthews
    27th February 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lino Printmaking Workshop Lino printmaking. With focus on exploring mark-making for texture. These relaxed and informative workshops with artist Catherine Matthews take place between 10.30am – 1.00pm. All materials are included in the fee and these workshops are suitable for all abilities. Price £25 per person Book with Catherine by ringing 07931 103204 or email (more…)


  • Stanwick Stitchers
    28th February 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Stanwick Stitchers
    20th March 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Stanwick Stitchers
    24th April 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Stanwick Stitchers
    15th May 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Stanwick Stitchers
    19th June 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Stanwick Stitchers
    17th July 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Stanwick Stitchers
    18th September 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Stanwick Stitchers
    16th October 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Stanwick Stitchers
    20th November 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Stanwick Stitchers
    18th December 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Stanwick Stitchers   Join the Stanwick Stitchers  to stitch and chat over coffee and cake. The group welcomes experienced stitchers who’d like to share ideas and have some company and beginners who’d like some help, hints and tips. The group usually meet at 10.30am – 1.00pm on the 3rd Friday of the month.   A (more…)


  • Patchwork and Quilting Sit and Sew
    28th February 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Patchwork and Quilting Sit and Sew
    27th March 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Patchwork and Quilting Sit and Sew
    24th April 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Patchwork and Quilting Sit and Sew
    22nd May 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Patchwork and Quilting Sit and Sew
    26th June 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Patchwork and Quilting Sit and Sew
    17th July 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Patchwork and Quilting Sit and Sew
    25th September 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Patchwork and Quilting Sit and Sew
    23rd October 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Patchwork and Quilting Sit and Sew
    27th November 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Patchwork and Quilting Sit and Sew
    18th December 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Patchwork and Quilting Sit and Sew   Drop-in to sit and sew in the Stanwick Lakes Cafe. Enjoy the company of fellow patchworkers and quilters, whatever your skill level. Hosted by Sue Whitby, member of the Quilters Guild. All welcome. The group usually meet at 10.30am on the 4th Friday of every month (if this (more…)


  • Learn to Needle Felt - Cotton Reel Bunnies
    3rd March 2020
    10:15 am - 1:00 pm

Learn to Needle Felt – Cotton Reel Bunnies  Tuesday 03rd March 2020 10.15am – 1.00pm Come and join Loubilou who will take you through the process of creating a tiny rabbit, seated on a vintage cotton reel. An ideal “healthy” Easter gift. All materials required will be provided. Suitable for both beginners and those that (more…)


  • Fired Imagination - Glass Fused Spring Flower Scene
    5th March 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Glass Fused Spring Flower Scene Workshop with Fired Imagination Thursday 5th March 2020 10.30am – 1.00pm Join me in the beautiful setting of Stanwick Lakes to learn how to make a fused glass spring flower scene. During the workshop you will learn a variety of techniques to make your fused glass scene. All equipment & (more…)


  • Family Bird Walk - Sunday 8th March 2020
    8th March 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join local RSPB volunteers for a bird walk to learn about the resident and migrant birds found in and around Stanwick Lakes. Meet outside the Rangers Cabin at 10am. If you own binoculars please bring them, if not there may be some available to use thanks to the RSPB volunteers. Tickets cost £2.50 for adults, £1.50 for (more…)

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Family Bird Walk Sunday 2nd June 2019 - Adult Ticket £2.50 (GBP)   Expired
Family Bird Walk Sunday 2nd June 2019 - Child Ticket £1.50 (GBP)   Expired
Family Bird Walk Sunday 8th September 2019 - Adult Ticket £2.50 (GBP)   Expired
Family Bird Walk Sunday 8th September 2019 - Child Ticket £1.50 (GBP)   Expired
FREE boxing day Walk - Adult Ticket £0.00 (GBP)   Expired
FREE boxing day Walk - Child Ticket £0.00 (GBP)   Expired
Family Bird Walk Sunday 8th March 2020- Adult Ticket £2.50 (GBP)   Expired
Family Bird Walk Sunday 8th March 2020- Child Ticket £1.50 (GBP)   Expired

  • RSPB Family Bird Walk - Sunday 8th March
    8th March 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • RSPB Baby Bird Walk - Saturday 16th May
    16th May 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • RSPB Family Bird Walk - Sunday 7th June
    7th June 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • RSPB Family Bird Walk - Sunday 20th September
    20th September 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • FREE RSPB Family Bird Walk - Boxing Day
    26th December 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Local the RSPB for a walk around Stanwick Lakes to learn about it’s resident and migrant birds. If you own binoculars, please feel free to bring them, if not the RSPB will bring spares! Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for the weather, approximately 4k walk, wheelchair accessible. Car parking charges apply. (more…)

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Adult Ticket - Family Bird Walk - Sunday 8th March £2.50 (GBP)  
Child Ticket - Family Bird Walk - Sunday 8th March £1.50 (GBP)  
Adult Ticket - Baby Bird Walk - Saturday 16th May £2.50 (GBP)  
Child Ticket - Baby Bird Walk - Saturday 16th May £1.50 (GBP)  
Adult Ticket - Family Bird Walk - Sunday 7th June £2.50 (GBP)  
Child Ticket - Family Bird Walk - Sunday 7th June £1.50 (GBP)  
Adult Ticket - Family Bird Walk - Sunday 20th September £2.50 (GBP)  
Child Ticket - Family Bird Walk - Sunday 20th September £1.50 (GBP)  
Adult Ticket - FREE RSPB Family Bird Walk - Boxing Day £0.00 (GBP)  
Child Ticket - FREE RSPB Family Bird Walk - Boxing Day £0.00 (GBP)  

  • Mixed Media - Painting without Brushes
    9th March 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Mixed Media Workshop Monday 9th March 2020 Mixed Media Workshop with Catherine Matthews Painting without brushes! Using mainly acrylics, messy and fun. Please wear old clothes! These relaxed and informative workshops take place on Mondays, between 10.30am & 1pm and focus on observational drawing skills, techniques for drawing accurate shape, adding detail, texture and colour. (more…)


  • Pottery Coil Pots with Brenda Potter week 1
    19th March 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Pottery Coil Pots with Brenda Potter week 2
    23rd April 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Pottery Coil Pots with Brenda Potter   Thursday 19th March 2020 and 23rd April 2020 10.30am – 13.00pm Learn a new pottery skill – coils! In the first session, Brenda will show you how to make coils and use them to create a character, then return the following month to paint your work. £12.00 (includes (more…)


  • Gelli Plate Printmaking Workshop
    19th March 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Gelli Plate Printmaking    Print and Sculpt Workshop with Catherine Matthews Gelli plate printmaking. Exploring colour and texture with this mono printing technique These relaxed and informative printing and sculpting workshops take place on Thursdays between 10.30am & 1pm. Materials are provided for the workshops, which are suitable for all abilities. £25.   All materials are (more…)


  • Embellished Mixed Media
    26th March 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Embellished Mixed Media
    2nd April 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Embellished Mixed Media
    26th November 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Embellished Mixed Media
    3rd December 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Embellished Mixed Media with Catherine Matthews & Pauline Procter   Embellished Mixed Media Floral Painting with Catherine Matthews & Pauline Procter. Learn collage and paint techniques using papers and fabric with Catherine, then embellish with stitch, buttons and beads with Pauline Procter. The workshop fee is £40, which covers both workshops and it is suitable (more…)


  • Easter Egg Trail
    10th April 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Easter Egg Trail
    11th April 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Easter Egg Trail
    12th April 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Easter Egg Trail
    13th April 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Take part in our Easter Egg Trail at Stanwick Lakes. Follow the clues around the Solstice Lake to win a prize! Pick up your clue sheet from the Visitor Centre and return to collect your prize Approx 2k walk accessible on foot, also suitable for buggies and wheelchair users.  Easter Egg Trail is £2.00 per (more…)


  • Oil Painting with Catherine Matthews
    21st April 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Oil Painting with Catherine Matthews
    19th May 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Oil Painting with Catherine Matthews
    16th June 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Oil Painting Course with Catherine Matthews   Oil painting course with Catherine Matthews 3 part oil painting course. Designed to build confidence and skills in colour theory and oil painting. 21st, April, 19th May, 16th June 2020. These relaxed and informative workshops take place between 10.30am & 1pm and are suitable for all abilities. £60 (more…)


  • Glass Fused Tealight Holder Workshop
    28th April 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

  Glass Fused Tealight Holder Workshop with Fired Imagination Tuesday 28th April 2020 10.30am – 13.00pm Join Anne from Fired Imagination in the beautiful setting of Stanwick Lakes to learn how to make a fused glass tealight holder. During this workshop you will be shown a range of techniques & get to experience a wide variety (more…)


  • Dawn Chorus Walk
    3rd May 2020
    6:00 am - 8:30 am

Join local RSPB volunteers on international Dawn Chorus Day for an early morning bird walk to experience the morning chorus of birds and learn to identify the key songsters. After you walk, enjoy a breakfast roll in the Cafe Solar. £6 per person, includes breakfast sandwich and parking. Booking Essential – Free car parking for (more…)

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Dawn Chorus Walk £6.00 (GBP)  

  • Learn to Needle Felt - Spring Bee
    5th May 2020
    10:15 am - 1:00 pm

Learn To Needle Felt – Spring Bee Tuesday 5th May 2020 Come and join Loubilou who will take you through the process of creating a bumblebee on a spring, mounted on a vintage cotton reel. All materials required will be provided. Suitable for both beginners and those that have felted before. PRICE £25 per person. (more…)


  • Mixed Media Workshop with Catherine Matthews
    11th May 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Mixed Media Workshop with Catherine Matthews Monday 11th May 2020 10.30am – 1.00pm Charcoal and ink birds. Explore this unusual combination of media to create colourful studies of beautiful creatures. These relaxed and informative workshops focus on observational drawing skills, techniques for drawing accurate shape, adding detail, texture and colour. All materials are provided and (more…)


  • Button Art Workshop
    12th May 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Button Art Workshop
    1st October 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Button Art Workshops at Stanwick Lakes with Pauline Procter. Make a beautiful keepsake using buttons. Picture frame and buttons included but feel free to bring your own special buttons to personalise your work of art. 10.30- 1.00 pm Price £22.00 Book your place with Pauline Procter on 01933 229817   Normal Stanwick Lakes car parking (more…)


  • Make your own buttons
    9th June 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Crocheted Jars
    14th July 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Crofusion
    22nd September 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Make your own Buttons, Crocheted Jars & Crofusion with Pauline Procter Learn new skills to create Dorset buttons and embroidered buttons which can be used to make jewellery or to match a project. £20. Book with Pauline on 01933 229817 This workshop is part of a series of workshops led by Pauline at Stanwick Lakes, (more…)


  • Dichoric Glass Jewellery Workshop with Fired Imagination
    30th June 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Dichoric Glass Jewellery Workshop with Fired Imagination Tuesday 30th June 2020 10.30am – 13.00pm Join Anne from Fired Imagination in the beautiful setting of Stanwick Lakes for this fun & informative workshop of how to make fused glass jewellery. In this workshop you will get to work with beautiful dichroic glass & learn how to (more…)


  • Mixed Media - Collage & Paint
    13th July 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Mixed Media Workshop Monday 13th July 2020 10.30am – 13.00pm Mixed media collage and paint. Expressive colours. Layering and manipulating materials to create textures and atmosphere. These relaxed and informative workshops focus on observational drawing skills, techniques for drawing accurate shape, adding detail, texture and colour. All materials are provided and the workshops are suitable (more…)


  • 3 Fused Glass Christmas Stars Workshop with Fired Imagination
    24th September 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

3 Fused Glass Christmas Stars Workshop  With Fired Imagination   Thursday 24th September 2020 10.30am – 13.00pm Join Anne from Fired Imagination for this fun & creative session, designing & creating 3 gorgeous fused glass Christmas stars. Lovely to hang on your tree or give as gifts. All equipment and materials will be provided and (more…)


  • 3 Fused Glass Christmas Trees- Fired Imagination
    5th November 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

3 Fused Glass Christmas Tree Decorations With Fired Imagination Tuesday 5th November 2020  10.30am – 13.00pm Join Anne for this fun festive workshop, making 3 fused glass xmas tree decorations. Perfect to either hang on your tree or give as gifts. No previous experience necessary. All materials & equipment provided After the workshop your work (more…)