Days out in the countryside
We offer a huge range of open air, adventurous and educational events for families, adults and young people. These activities start from different parts of the country park, so please check your booking confirmation carefully. You'll also need to bring change for the pay and display car parks. Generally on these activities, children will need to be accompanied by an adult.
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Family Open Air Cinema - Mamma Mia
Bring a picnic blanket, sit back and enjoy the film in the backdrop of the country park. Doors open an hour before the film for those who wish to picnic or purchase Greek Snack Platters or cool off with a Greek Mojitos or Santori Sunrise.
Premium Family Open Air Cinema - Mamma Mia
Doors open an hour before the film for you to enjoy you Greek Snack Platter (included) and cool off with a Greek Mojitos or Santori Sunrise. Once the sun has set, relax back in your deck chair or giant bean bag (included), to watch the film and munch your popcorn (also included).
Family Open Air Cinema - Pirates of the Caribbean
Bring a picnic blanket, sit back and enjoy the swashbuckling film in the backdrop of the country park. Doors open an hour before the film for those who wish to picnic or purchase Caribbean Platters or cool off with a Rum Punch. Ticket includes a bag of popcorn!
Premium Family Open Air Cinema - Pirates of the Caribbean
Enjoy the sunset with a Caribbean Snack Platter (included), washed down with a tumbler of pirates rum or a fruity mocktail. Once we are in darkness, take to you deck chair or bean bag (included), sit back and enjoy the swashbuckling film in the backdrop of the country park. A bag of popcorn is also included in your ticket price.
Enjoy the lake as the sun sets and the nocturnal wildlife comes out. Keep your eyes peeled for bats and shooting stars as you canoe with our instructors by the light of the fading sun and glowing moon. You will be paddling in our stable canoes. This is a very relaxing and special evening for adults and children alike. Ages 4+
Bat Walk and Talk
Learn about the UK's native bats and how to detect them, then head off around the park to put your new skills into practice. Suitable for ages 12+
Hands-on learning about these wonderful life forms, led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable specialist.
Spooky Night Paddle
There is a rumour that Black Swan Lake is haunted - do you dare to find out? Take part in fun and games set by the ghosts and ghouls of Dinton Activity Centre on this night-time guided paddle. Keep an ear out for things that go boo in the night! You will be six to a boat, in our very stable kata-kanus. This is a special evening for adults and children alike. Ages 4+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Mince Pie Regatta
Dig out your thermals and take to the water for the final session of the year, either to race against your friends or to simply explore the lake in winter. Warm up afterwards with hot punch, mulled wine and some festive nibbles.
See the lake come to life on our morning Springwatch paddles. Spot ducklings and goslings as you explore the lake in our stable canoes, led by one of our instructors. You will be two or three to a boat and everyone will have their own paddle, so a bit of team work is required to steer, but we’ll make sure you get the hang of it! Warm up afterwards with a hot drink and homemade cake at the centre. This is a special morning for both adults and children alike. Ages 4+
Pond Dipping Discovery
The lakes of Dinton Pastures are teeming with life. Join our Pond Dipping Discovery session to see the smallest inhabitants of the Country Park up close. Sessions are run over 4 months so you can see how the spawn and larvae grow in to amphibians and bugs. Ages 4+
Take a journey through the meadows and woodlands of Dinton Pastures with the rangers and discover the park's smallest inhabitants in their natural habitats. Ages 4+