Plan Your Visit
We don’t want to crowd or rush our visitors so we limit the number of entries per day, giving our guests the space and time to fully absorb and appreciate the sculptures and the experience. For this reason we operate an online booking system with pre-booked tickets only.
Entry: £10.00 per person. (1st October-31st March – Winter opening £5 per person.)
No concessions. No children under 14. No dogs.
We are open from 11.00am to 5.00pm and most visitors spend at least 2 hours with us, but we welcome you to spend all day.
We do not have catering facilities but you are welcome to bring a picnic, or if you would like to eat out, we have recommended a few local pubs, restaurants and hotels on our LINKS page. We do have toilet facilities with disabled access on site.
We also now have the beautiful River Keeper’s Hut available for hire. The booking fee is £50 payable in advance, in addition to your entry to the sculpture park. The hut can accommodate four adults and has a table and chairs for your picnic lunch. For sunny days, we have a bench and low table outside, but in case the weather is chilly, there is a small wood-burning stove inside to keep you cosy and warm. For more information or to book the River Keeper’s Hut please contact us on 07720 637 808 or email email@example.com.
We encourage you to take your time, relax and enjoy your visit.
Booking in advance is essential – so please click here to make a booking. We do not issue tickets to visit the Sculpture Park, but ask you to please print out your Paypal receipt and bring it with you as proof of purchase.
Please note that the Bookings Calendar only opens a couple of months ahead, but we are open all year round.
Private Hire & Group Bookings
Sculpture by the Lakes is available for private hire for the day (11am-5pm) or evening (6-9pm) for a flat fee of £750.00 (up to 100 people). Registered charities private hire day or evening £400 (up to 100 people). All private hire includes exclusive use of the Sculpture Park.
For larger groups or further information please contact us on 07720 637 808 to discuss your requirements.
Group bookings over 30 people (day visit) £8.00 per head.
Sculpture Guide. Download a sculpture guide here, print it, and bring it with you.
Visitor Guidelines. We do ask that all visitors read and abide by our guidelines; they are necessary to avoid damage to the sculptures and the landscape as well as keeping your visit safe and enjoyable. Click here to view the guidelines.
Map & Directions. Sculpture by the Lakes is located at Pallington Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8QU. Pallington is about half a mile east of Tincleton, once you go under the power lines we are the second house on the right with a tall beech hedge and security gates. Outside the entrance there is a wooden plinth with metal type saying Pallington Lakes. From the other direction we are 0.8 of a mile from the crossroads.
Click here to download a map.
iPhone App. Please download our iPhone App guide to Sculpture by the Lakes from the App Store, here.
“The whole experience was uplifting and so rewarding. It is hard to absorb all the beauty in one visit.”