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 during most of the year, we operate an online booking system with pre-booked tickets only.         Entry: £10.00 per person.

PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER: During our Winter opening months; 1st October-30th March entry is reduced to £5.00 per person and we are open Monday-Saturday 11am – 5pm. Closed Sundays.  There is no need to book.  You can pay on arrival.  However we do advise you still check the Bookings page to check we are not closed due to private functions or maintenance work.

No concessions.  No children under 14.   No dogs.

Disabled access is limited in some areas of the Sculpture Park, but the paths are generally flat and grassed so it is possible to get around in a wheelchair or mobility scooter if care is taken.

Most visitors spend at least 2 hours with us, but we welcome you to spend all day.  We encourage you to take your time, relax and enjoy your visit.

We do not have catering facilities so you are encouraged 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




Booking in advance – except during our Winter Opening Times as above.  

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.

Sculpture by the Lakes

Pallington Lakes




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.”