We hope you find any queries you have answered here but if not, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Do you allow children?

Sadly we cannot allow children under 14, including babies at Sculpture by the Lakes. There is a lot of deep water fast flowing water, which makes the risk of accidents too great. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Can we bring our dog?

Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome to the Makers Yard and the Sculpture Park, apart from the Kitchen Garden and ornamental gardens.

Where can we stay in the area?

There are plenty of lovely places to stay in the area. See our list of recommended accommodations by clicking here.

Do I need a ticket to enter The Sculpture Park?

Yes, The Sculpture Park does require a ticket. We recommend pre-booking as we cannot guarantee there will be availability on the day. Tickets are £15 per person.
If you would like to buy a ticket please book here.

Do I need a ticket to visit The Makers Yard?

The Makers Yard is free to enter and you do not need to buy a ticket.

When are you open?

Our opening hours are 10am – 5pm.
Tuesday – Saturday

Is it suitable for wheelchairs?

The Sculpture Park is relatively flat with undulating areas but is uneven in some places. There are a few grassy paths so in dry weather wheelchairs can get all the way around but mobility scooters with small wheels may find these areas more difficult. Before visiting please consider the weather and how how this might effect the ground conditions. If you are bringing a mobility scooter please make sure the battery is fully charged on arrival. To rent a mobility scooter for the day you can visit www.rapidmobilityltd.com

We also have an all terrain light weight wheelchair available to hire daily. You can book our wheelchair here:


Do carers come free?

Registered carers may enter for free when accompanying in their care.

How long does it take to walk round?

We recommend taking at least an hour and a half to relax and enjoy the full experience. There are plenty of places to sit and ponder or have a picnic and many people like to make a day of it. You can walk round much quicker if you have limited time.

Do you have disabled facilities?

Yes, we have disabled parking close to The Kitchen and disabled toilets. Access to The Sculpture Park and The Makers Yard is wheelchair friendly.

What is the ground like?

The Sculpture Park is relatively flat with undulating areas. There are a few grassy paths which can get muddy in the wetter months. Before visiting please check the weather and how how this might effect the ground. If it’s raining and in winter, we’d reccomend bringing your wellies.

Do you take group bookings?

Yes, we take group bookings, please contact us to chat through your requirements.

How do I get to you?

Our address is: Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington Lakes, Dorchester, DT2 8QU. It is situated in the village of Pallington, one mile east of Tincleton on the Ilsington road between the A35 at Dorchester and the B3990 Waddock Drove. See the map here or download our pdf with directions.

Can I play music?

Sorry, we do not allow music to be played. Peace and tranquillity is a big part of the Sculpture by the Lakes experience and we want to ensure all our visitors are able to enjoy this. If you would like to listen to music please bring headphones.

Where can I park?

We have plenty of parking for cars on site.

Can I park my camper van?

We only have parking space for one camper van that is bigger than a VW Transporter per day. If you would like to pre book this slot please contact us.

Can I bring a BBQ?

Sorry but we do not allow BBQ’s at Sculpture by the Lakes.

Can I bring balloons?

We do not allow balloons at Sculpture by the Lakes or any of its hire venues as they are a risk to wildlife and the environment.