Dorset County Council’s Durlston Country Park will be holding a day of free events on Friday the 12 April between 11am and 3pm, to celebrate the ‘Durlston Pleasure Grounds’ Project.
Visitors of all ages will have the chance to meet Heavy Horses Fleur and Celine and find out how they are lending a ‘helping hoof’ to woodland management work, try woodland crafts, take a gentle stroll to find out about the past, present and future of Durlston’s historic landscape, and volunteer with a ‘mini work party’.
Visitors will also be able to find out how to get involved with the ‘Everyone Needs a Shed!’ project and how a new lift-share scheme will help people without access to transport get to the Park.
Over the next 3 years, the project will enhance Durlston’s Grade II-listed Victorian landscape for nature, history and the local community, supported by a £900,200 National Lottery grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.
Ali Tuckey, Project Leader said “The day will be a great opportunity to meet the project team and our dedicated volunteers who have worked so hard to bring this project to life, so come along, get your hands dirty, and celebrate with us!”
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