March 2024 at Stourton

Protect your loved ones as they play with our premium play chip

Play bark loose playgroundDid you know that we sell wood chippings specifically for play areas? It’s perfect for laying underneath your swing sets in the garden or for larger commercial outdoor play areas.

There are no additives or waste products used in the production process – simply pure roundwood logs grown and sourced from our own woodlands. The chip is than graded, screened and tested to be fully compliant with British Safety Standard Ref BSEN 1177.

To place your order and to work out how much chip you need for your chosen area (the depth you lay is very important!) please visit our website.


Leaflets to share

We recently attended an event organised by ELDC in Woodhall Spa where many local businesses shared their leaflets and we heard presentations from Visit Lincolnshire, Destination Lincolnshire and the Arts Council who are all working hard to promote & encourage visitors to Lincolnshire. It was lovely to meet other local businesses and share what’s going on here this year.

If you’d like to spread the word and have a supply of our leaflets to share with your guests / visitors please get in touch & we will happily send you some!


Activity Day, Lincs Wolds Outdoor Festival  – 12th May 2024

Our first event this year is on 12th May and is the Activity Day as part of the Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival being held at Stourton Woods.

Find out about Beekeeping, Gliding, maybe have a go at a taster session of Seated Yoga.  There’s also Archery, Knife, Axe throwing and Crossbow, Sound Bath, Bushcraft, Foraging, Football, Tennis, Walking Netball, Woodland Activities, Storytelling Walks, guided rambles and much more… There will be something for everyone here with many activities provided free of charge, subsidised or at highly reduced cost to ensure maximum participation!

There is no entry fee just £5 per car for parking for and you can enjoy the whole day here.

We are running our famous farm safaris on the day. We recommend you book in advance as these are very popular. You can do this by clicking here.

Venison – 10% discount on selected products!

Venison Haunch JointWith inflation still rising, albeit more slowly, we have held our venison prices from 2023 into 2024.  If you’re looking for an alternative joint for the family a haunch joint is a great option – you might even find it cheaper per kg than English lamb!  Plus with our 10% discount on selection packs still on this month whilst stocks last – it’s a great opportunity to fill up your freezer and enjoy some lovingly reared healthy venison.

To place your order please call us at the office (Mon-thurs 9-4) on 01507 578236.


Estate News

With the wedding and events season just around the corner we are praying for some dry weather so the estate trails are not so waterlogged & muddy – we soon need to start mowing them!  We are also having a proper spring clean of the safari tent both inside and out as well as cleaning and treating benches, putting up the festoon lights and getting everything that was safely stored away over the winter out again.  Our first wedding is taking place here on Saturday 4th May. We don’t want to give too much away but we can’t wait to share some images from this couple’s celebration with you.

portico at entranceWhen you next visit Stourton Woods you will notice some changes – we finally have a new entranceway welcoming you into the arboretum which we’re rather pleased with.  The wood clad shipping containers which serve as an impromptu office on open days now have a portico roof giving shelter as well as leading you into our woodland venue.

When you visit, you might also see evidence of timber operations in Lodge wood that are set to take place shortly.  This is the last part of our 10 year woodland management plan to restore the parkland.  As you might expect, nothing is wasted here – the timber will soon be chipped for landscaping products and to fire our kiln to produce kiln dried logs this summer ready for the log season starting in the Autumn.


Deer Diary

Dotty inspecting the new portico having slipped the new gates!

roundhouse with gatesJust as we take delivery and finish installation of all the very smart gates around the roundhouse, the deer are ready to be released! Typical! Dotty does keep managing to evade the gates though….hopefully the young ones aren’t learning too much from her!

The calves will move from the roundhouse into the lush green grass in the deer enclosures in early April, all being well.  Before then we will busy copper treating the hinds before calving begins in May.  The copper bolus ensures the hinds have all of the valuable nutrients they need as they calve and then feed their young, as well as ensuring the calves are healthy and strong at birth.


We look forwards to sharing our April news with you next month and then being able to open up for the summer season!


Antony & Helen

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