THe Local area

Activities & Experiences

If you’re looking to make your stay with us at Lorton House all the more memorable, then below are just a few experiences in the local area that your family or group may want to give a try. If you scroll right to the bottom, you’ll see you could even have your very own murder mystery at Lorton House.

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Furleigh Estate

Wine Tour & TAsting

A wine tasting experience is a great partner to any stay at Lorton House. When you visit the Furleigh Estate they’ll show you around the vineyard and winery, before tasting all their still and sparkling wines at the end. Remember, that if you’re staying with us, you’ll also get up to 20% off the wine you decide to take home with you. 

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Tulip & Cactus

Floristry Workshops

Fancy a slightly different activity during your stay with us? Why not try one of the simply awesome florist workshops from the talented people at Tulip & Cactus Floral Design. With a range of workshops available throughout the year, get in touch with them and find out what’s on offer at the moment. 

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Xtreme Falconry

Falconry Experiences

If you’ve never tried or experienced it before, Falconry is something you should definitely give a go! With experience sessions available every day apart from Christmas and New Year, a VIP family session includes getting up close with Hawks, Falcons, and Owls for an hour and a half. Groups are suggested at 6 / 7 people. 

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Insight Activities

Axe Throwing / Archery

When you started planning your trip to Dorset, I bet you never saw yourself indulging in axe throwing did you? That’s just one of the fun activities you could enjoy when you visit Insight Activities, which is nestled in a rustic woodland. Archery and bushcraft can also be on your agenda here. 

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The Big Shoot

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay pigeon shooting is one of those experiences that you might think is really hard, but in reality, is great fun for everyone in your party. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are with a shotgun, they welcome shooters of all levels. It’s also an accessible site that is suitable for wheelchairs too. 

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Dorset Alpaca Walks

Alpaca Walking

When you think of mindfulness, you should think of walking an alpaca through the beautiful Dorset countryside. That’s exactly what is on offer with the aptly named Dorset Alpaca Walking. With walks taking around one and a half to two hours, there’ll definitely be plenty of selfies and photo opportunities too. 

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Red Herring Games

Murder Mystery

There’s been a murder at Lorton House! And you may well be the only ones that can solve one of the most infamous whodunnits’s in Dorset history! All joking aside, if you fancy a murder mystery within the confines of Lorton House, then Red Herring Games can make it happen for you. Just great fun for everyone staying.