Events at Avon Heath Country Park

Sheep Shearing Sunday

Sunday 23 and 30 June 2024 - subject to dry weather
Three sheep, including two adults and one lamb, standing together on a lush green field. The adult sheep have thick wool coats.

Come and meet our local grazier Richard and enjoy a sheep shearing demonstration. Whilst learning more about grazing animals and their behaviour.

The event is free from 1pm on the Green (next to the play area).

Creatures of the Night

Friday 28 June 2024 at 8:45pm
Kids playing in the bouncy castle.
As darkness falls across the heath, the creatures of the night begin to stir. Come and discover the mysterious animals of the dark as we take a walk together through the heathland, looking out for bats, nightjar and glow worms. Family friendly event.

£7 per adult and £5 per child.

To book, call us on 01425 478082

The World's Biggest Bouncy Castle Big Day Out!

Weds 31 July and Thurs 1 August 2024
Kids playing in the bouncy castle.
Join us for a bouncing fun time as we host the World's Biggest Bouncy Castle! Book your slot for a full hour of non-stop bouncing. Suitable for ages 5-12 years. Under 5s and SEN dedicated slots also available.

Bat discovery

Friday 16 August 2024 at 7:30pm
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A chance to discover more about the bats that live at Avon Heath. Find out about the fascinating lives of these nocturnal creatures and the methods we use to study them. Includes a demonstration of mist netting and a walk across the heath to detect bats as they forage in the night. Family friendly event.

£7 per adult and £5 per child

To book, call us on 01425 478082

Health Walks

Every Tuesday at 2pm
A frosty morning on the heath, the heather is covered by a layer of ice, with tall conifers in the background.
Our Health Walks are on Tuesdays from 2pm to 3pm, leaving from the Visitor Centre. Led by our team of friendly volunteers they are a chance to walk with a group and perhaps make some new friends.

Special offer for any new Health Walker - get free parking for your first three weeks. And of course, the walks are also free.

You must register for the walk and complete our health questionnaire before you attend. We recommend arriving a few minutes before to check in with the walk leader. Find out more about Dorset Health Walks.

Avon Heath Outdoors

Various dates throughout the year
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Avon Heath Outdoors are expert instructors in all kinds of outdoor adventures! They will be offering a wide range of activities and workshops throughout the year at Avon Heath, from archery and axe throwing to climbing and caving. Suitable for children and adults alike.

For further details visit their website or follow them on Facebook for their latest upcoming events.

Come along and learn a new skill whilst having fun! 

Contact us

Avon Heath Country Park

Name: Avon Heath Country Park
Email: avonheath@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01425 478082
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