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Events and Activities

Dawn of the ducks

25 January 2020

RSPB Pulborough Brooks, Wiggonholt, Pulborough, West Sussex

Join us as the sun rises and the brooks come alive with the sights and sounds of the hundreds of waders, ducks, geese and swans that spend their winter here. It may be an early start but you’ll be rewarded well – once we’ve had our walk we’ll warm you up with a delicious cooked […]

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Besom Broom Making Workshop

26 January 2020

Chapel Common, Liss. Please note paths on the common are uneven and their are no toilets on site.

LIMITED SPACES, BOOKING ESSENTIAL Material Collection: Sunday 26th January, 10.00-15.00 Broom-Making: Sunday 30th August, 10.00-15.00 Event not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Join broom-maker Chris Letchford to learn how to forage for materials and make your very own besom broom from start to finish. Broom-making is just one of the many ways […]

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Birding for absolute beginners – garden birds

26 January 2020

RSPB Pulborough Brooks, Wiggonholt, Pulborough, West Sussex,

If you’re new to birdwatching, this is the session for you. We’ll take you through resources and equipment that will come in handy, give you plenty of hints and tips on how to enjoy watching birds and start working on your bird identification skills with a focus on our garden and common countryside birds. There […]

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Midhurst Meander

03 February 2020

Meet at Carron Lane Car Park. Grid reference SU 87768 21427.

A pleasant gentle wander through Midhust Common and adjacent land led by a National Park ranger. We will be walking through heathland and woodland habitats discussing what we see and hear. Not suitable for wheelchairs. No stiles or gates. Some uneven and maybe muddy ground. Mainly level walk with one or two short steep assents […]

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Heyshott Hike

05 February 2020

Heyshott Common car park SU 91211 19419

Join a National Park ranger to explore the countryside around Heyshott. Focusing on the heathland and its wildlife and history, these walks will vary in route but will stay under 5 miles. Suitable for trampers and off-road pushchairs or those that could be carried over obstacles, but not suitable for wheelchairs due to boggy, uneven […]

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Live Pianist at Bolney Wine Estate

07 February 2020

Bolney Wine Estate Foxhole Lane Bolney

Join us for an evening of harmonic music and delicious food. Enjoy dishes from our brand new Eighteen Acre Restaurant dinner menu, accompanied by a jazz set from pianist, Alan Helyer. Dishes from our menu are available to order at an additional cost. Tickets £6 per person. Bookings from 6pm with music starting from 7pm. […]

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Stargazing South Downs – Midhurst

08 February 2020

Midhurst Rother College, North Street, Midhurst

Help us celebrate 10 years of the South Downs National Park at this free family event. Activities include: Indoor planetarium shows Virtual Reality Experience of our dark night skies Giant ‘sky at night’ colouring wall Nocturnal wildlife Outdoor stargazing (if the conditions are right) And more to be announced closer to the time There will […]

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Storytelling for Children

08 February 2020

Gilbert White's House

To celebrate National Storytelling Week we will be hosting a storytelling session with DD Storyteller. Made up of two 1hr sessions (1pm and 2:30pm), it will include interactive traditional tales and an chance to make woodland animal masks. Tickets are £8 per child, which includes one free accompanying adult.

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Dark Skies Stargazing Evening

08 February 2020

The Observatory Science Centre, Wartling Road, Herstmonceux, East Sussex. If you are using satellite navigation, please do not use the post code, use Wartling Road instead.

Situated in the former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, The Observatory Science Centre offers a fantastic dark site for stargazing. Come and look through some of the country’s largest working historic telescopes on our fabulous Stargazing Evening (weather permitting). There will be a planetarium style talk in one of our domes if the weather […]

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Star Party at Brighton i360

09 February 2020

Brighton Seafront beside i360, Lower Kings Road, Brighton

Join us on Brighton Seafront (next to the i360) for an evening of stargazing with the opportunity to take part in a special Dark Skies pod flight on the i360 itself as well. Astronomers from the South Downs National Park Authority, Sussex University and Brighton Astro will be setting up their powerful telescopes on the seafront to […]

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