Communicating the South Downs

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Events and Activities

Family Archaeology Workshop, Chichester

20 February 2017 to 20 February 2017

Discover the archaeology on your doorstep with South Downs National Park Authority and Sussex School of Archaeology – no previous knowledge required. A session for adults and accompanied children aged five plus. The session will include an introduction to archaeology, handling genuine artefacts and learning identification skills. Click here and scroll down for directions and a […]

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Wild child – begin birdwatching (for children aged 5 to 10)

21 February 2017 to 21 February 2017

Leave your parents at home (or in the cafe) and discover how to find and identify birds more easily and put your new skills to the test through a mixture of activities and games!

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CANCELLED: Iping Common Stargazing Party

21 February 2017 to 21 February 2017

We are very sad to have to cancel our stargazing event at Iping Common, West Sussex. We’ve been watching the forecast closely over the past few days and unfortunately it now looks like the cloud will not lift enough for us to show you any stars. We want you to have the best stargazing experience […]

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National Trust Moonlight Mosey – Slindon Estate

21 February 2017 to 21 February 2017

Join the Rangers on an evening walk discovering the twilight wildlife and creatures at Slindon. Includes hot chocolate and biscuits. There are two start times to cater for all ages, 6:30pm or 7:30pm. Dress warmly as the estate can be chilly at night.

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Wild families – Wild in the Woods, RSPB Pulborough Brooks

22 February 2017 to 22 February 2017

Join us on a woodland adventure. We’ll be looking for mini-beasties, playing games, making dens and trying out some wild arts and crafts!

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Be an Antarctic Explorer

22 February 2017 to 22 February 2017

Wednesday 22nd February 11am-1pm (5-9years) & 2pm-4pm (10years+) at The Gilbert White Field Studies Centre, £6. Have a go at being an Explorer! Go behind the scenes to find out about the equipment you would need to take, bake your own bannock bread and make a souvenir just like Captain Scott.

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Slindon College Star Gazing Party

22 February 2017 to 22 February 2017

Join us to explore the night sky with our powerful telescopes and local astronomy experts. Please check the website before travelling as this event will be weather dependant.

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Penguin Ecology & Biology

23 February 2017 to 23 February 2017

In this talk Phil Tranthan from British Antarctic Survey explores how new technology has helped reveal different elements of penguin behaviour and ecology, much of this previously unknown. Satellite remote sensing has now provided revised information about the breeding, distribution and population sizes of various different penguin species, so that we now know – for […]

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Old Winchester Hill Stargazing Party

23 February 2017 to 23 February 2017

Join us to look to explore the night sky  with our powerful telescopes and local astronomy experts. This event will be weather dependant. Please check the website before travelling.

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Night Sky over Bordon

24 February 2017 to 24 February 2017

Dark Skies Dan will be setting up his telescope in the field next to The Phoenix Theatre, Bordon and discovering the wonders of the night sky. There will be two sessions with limited numbers: 7-8pm and 8-9pm. Suitable for all ages. This event will be weather dependant. Please check the website before travelling.

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