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Events and Activities

Introductory Volunteer Meeting

25 June 2018

Join a new volunteer heritage project creating dynamic stories to inspire people of all ages in the social history of the South Down’s heathlands.  If you are interested in being involved in researching, writing, storytelling, illustrating and working as a team to create a children’s book and leaflets about our unique heathlands, please contact heathlands@southdowns.gov.uk. […]

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Open Gardens at St Mary’s House and Gardens

29 June 2018 to 30 May 2018

St Mary’s House and Gardens are opening their 5 acres of glorious gardens for the National garden Scheme on 29th and 30th June from 2 p.m. Light refreshments are available

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Hairy not scary! Meet the cattle (Woolbeding)

30 June 2018

LIMITED SPACES BOOKING ONLY Join the National Trust who would like to introduce you to their cattle. They are welcoming everyone, including dogs to find out just what role these magnificent creatures play in helping the heaths. Natalie Light our dog behaviourist will be on hand to help with doggie introductions and show you how […]

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The Nostalgia Show

30 June 2018 to 01 July 2018

Vintage Showtime! A new event is coming to Stansted Park this summer, bringing with it whimsical charm and British eccentricity. Experience a magical step back in time, view an incredible selection of classic cars, shop vintage style, dine on British street food and dance the day away all in one glorious setting. There’ll be a […]

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Gate Hurdle Making at The Sustainability Centre

30 June 2018

Learn traditional wood carving techniques to make your own sweet chestnut gate hurdle on this one day course in the Hampshire South Downs. Using a shavehorse and other traditional hand tools including drawknife, twybil, brace, side axe and hammer, you will learn to create your own hurdles, which you will take home with you.

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Newhaven Castle Hill LNR

01 July 2018

Explore the clifftop reserve around Newhaven Fort and enjoy the views of Channel and river, Downland and beach

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Wildflower Wednesdays

04 July 2018 to 25 July 2018

July 4, 11, 18 & 25 Wildflower Wednesdays Join our wetland herbalist Sheila Stenning for a gentle stroll down paved pathways to enjoy meadow views of summer wildflowers and herbs. Sheila introduces the traditional medicinal, dietary and domestic uses of wetland plants while you see them at their seasonal best. After the walk to make […]

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BBQuiz and Fizz

06 July 2018

Join us for a fun filled and relaxed BBQ, Quiz and fizz at The Eighteen Acre We will be doing topical rounds such as movies, guess that face, general knowledge and many more. Ticket price includes: Quiz entry (teams maximum 6 people). A glass of Bolney Bubbly. BBQ food, including a dessert. The winning team […]

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Reptile Ramble (Adults Only!)

07 July 2018

A short walk that will take visitors ‘off trail’ to some of the best spots looking for the four species of reptile living on the heathland of Pulborough Brooks. We’ll be looking at these creatures close up and finding out how their habitat is managed and how they live. At the end of the walk […]

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Heathlands Superheroes Safari

07 July 2018

There are some remarkable creatures living on the heathland and on this family event we’ll be getting up close and personal with some of these amazing creatures, and discover their superpowers. And after the safari you’ll have a chance to meet and even hold some of these very special amphibians and reptiles. This event is […]

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