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Events at Avon Heath Country Park

Join in the fun at Avon Heath Country Park by taking part in our events.

Avon Heath Events
DateEventDescriptionTimeCost

Regular Fridays

Nordic Walking Taster Sessions

Did you know Nordic walking burns 20-40% more calories than walking alone and provides a work out for the whole body. Find out more at one of the regular taster sessions. Call Lucie on 07768 873156 or check their website for the next date at Avon Heath

 TBC  TBC
Friday 26 July

Wonders of the Night

An enchanting evening meander exploring the park and hopefully meeting some of the twilight visitors to Avon Heath. Join the rangers and others in a pursuit of nightjars, bats, moths, woodcock, roe deers, owls and more. All children should bring an adult. Bring your torch. Booking essential on 01425 478082.

8.30 – 10.30pm £3.50 adults, £2.50 children

Monday 29 July

Driftwood Land/Seascape

Workshop with artist, Caroline Parrott - use driftwood, sticks and natural finds from the park to create your own mini land/seascape, little lighthouses, animals, boats … lots of scope to use your imagination. Suitable for ages 5+.

11am-2pm £2.50

Tuesday 30 July

Discovery Tuesdays

Come and join the rangers in exploring some of the wildlife delights of Avon Heath. Unveil the moth trap, experience the Sand Lizards feeding time and explore the table of wildlife objects found on the park ….from skulls to skins. All children should bring an adult.

10am Moth Trap Unveiling

11-12.30pm Discovery Table
1pm Sand Lizard
Feeding

Free

Friday 2 August

Minibeast Hunt Become an intrepid explorer of the world of the mini-beasts. All children should bring an adult. Booking essential on 01425 478082.  11.30am- 12.30pm £3.50 per child

Monday 5 August

 Nature Bugs Join artist Caroline Parrott and use foraged finds from the park to create your very own fantastical bugs. Add leaves for wings, twigs for legs, see what you can find and let your imagination run wild! Suitable for ages 4+. All children must bring an adult.  11am – 2pm  £1.50

Tuesday 6 August

Discovery Tuesdays Come and join the rangers in exploring some of the wildlife delights of Avon Heath. Unveil the moth trap, experience the Sand Lizards feeding time and explore the table of wildlife objects found on the park ….from skulls to skins. All children should bring an adult. 10am Moth Trap Unveiling

11-12.30pm Discovery Table
1pm Sand Lizard 
Feeding
 Free

Thursday 8 August

 Archery

Join Wildway Bushcraft for this exciting opportunity to have a go at the ancient sport of archery. Suitable for young to old. All children must bring an adult. Booking advisable on 01425 478082.

Anytime between 11am and 3pm £2.50 for 5 arrows

Thursday 8 August

Petanque Taster Session

Come and join our enthusiast and have a go at this increasingly popular sport. A boule based game, suitable for young and old and highly sociable. It’s simple to learn but there are plenty of cunning tactics to keep you on your toes! All children must bring an adult. 11am - 12noon Free

Friday 9 August

Family Bat Walk

Explore the park in search of these delightful masters of the dusk sky with Dorset Bat Group. A batty activity, followed by the captivating walk. All children should bring an adult. Booking essential on 01425 478082.  7.30pm  

£3.50 adults, £2.50 children

Tuesday 13 August

Discovery Tuesdays Come and join the rangers in exploring some of the wildlife delights of Avon Heath. Unveil the moth trap, experience the Sand Lizards feeding time and explore the table of wildlife objects found on the park ….from skulls to skins. All children should bring an adult. 10am Moth Trap Unveiling

11-12.30pm Discovery Table
1pm Sand Lizard 
Feeding
 Free

Wednesday 14 August

Orienteering for Beginners

Maps, compasses and co-ordinates – feel lost already? Decipher the language of maps and directions through games and exercises, then put your new skills to the test. All children should bring an adult. Children must be 7yrs+. Booking essential on 01425 478082.

 11am – 12.30pm  £4

Thursday 15 August

Spear Making

Make a primitive fishing spear and learn more about ancient hunting techniques and survival with Wildway Bushcraft. Suitable for 6 up (with adults supervision). 
Booking essential on 01425 478082.

11am-3pm  TBC

Thursday 22 August

Petanque Taster Session

Come and join our enthusiast and have a go at this increasingly popular sport. A boule based game, suitable for young and old and highly sociable. It’s simple to learn but there are plenty of cunning tactics to keep you on your toes! All children must bring an adult.

11am - 12noon

Free

Friday 16 August

Driftwood Hangers

Create your own hanging sculpture with artist Caroline Parrott, using driftwood plus branches collected from the park, and decorated with found and upcycled objects. All children should bring an adult.

 11am- 2pm

£2.50

Tuesday 20 August

Discovery Tuesdays Come and join the rangers in exploring some of the wildlife delights of Avon Heath. Unveil the moth trap, experience the Sand Lizards feeding time and explore the table of wildlife objects found on the park ….from skulls to skins. All children should bring an adult. 10am Moth Trap Unveiling

11-12.30pm Discovery Table
1pm Sand Lizard 
Feeding
 Free

Thursday 22 August

Bushcraft Survival

Discover more bushcraft activities to help you survive the outdoors if left to your own devices, with Wildway Bushcraft. All children should bring an adult. Booking essential on 01425 478082.

Anytime between 11am and 3pm  TBC

Thursday 22 August

Petanque Taster Session

Come and join our enthusiast and have a go at this increasingly popular sport. A boule based game, suitable for young and old and highly sociable. It’s simple to learn but there are plenty of cunning tactics to keep you on your toes! All children must bring an adult.

11am - 12noon Free

Friday 23 August

Den Building

From log cabins to leafy shelters – let your imagination run wild and get stuck in. Children must be 6+years. All children should bring an adult. Booking essential on 01425 478082.

11.30am – 12.30pm  £4.50

Friday 23 August

Neolithic Huts

Create a miniature Neolithic hut from canes and leather with John from Forest Arts. Learn about this fascinating time in the history of mankind, take your hut home and let your imagination run as wild as the era itself! All children should bring an adult. Suitable for 5 yrs + Booking essential on 01425 478082.

Anytime between 1.30-3.30pm (book a slot)  £6

Sunday 25 August 

Sheep Shearing 

Come and meet our grazier and watch the sheep being sheared. Find out more about grazing animals and their behaviour. Dependant on dry weather.

 12.30pm onwards Free

Tuesday 27 August

Discovery Tuesdays Come and join the rangers in exploring some of the wildlife delights of Avon Heath. Unveil the moth trap, experience the Sand Lizards feeding time and explore the table of wildlife objects found on the park ….from skulls to skins. All children should bring an adult.  10am Moth Trap Unveiling

11-12.30pm Discovery Table
1pm Sand Lizard 
Feeding
Free

Friday 30 August

Minibeast Hunt

Become an intrepid explorer of the world of the mini-beasts. All children should bring an adult. Booking essential on 01425 478082.

11.30am- 12.30pm £3.50 per child

Monday 9 September

Petanque Taster Session

Come and join our enthusiast and have a go at this increasingly popular sport. A boule based game, suitable for young and old and highly sociable. It’s simple to learn but there are plenty of cunning tactics to keep you on your toes! All children must bring an adult.

11am - 12noon Free

Sunday 15 September

Volunteering at Avon Heath

Put on your work boots and join Avon Heath’s volunteers and rangers clearing pine, to conserve the heathland and its unique inhabitants. Finish off with refreshments by the fire. All children must bring an adult. For more details contact 01425 478082.

10.30am – 2.30pm (ish)   Free

Monday 16 September

Petanque Taster Session

Come and join our enthusiast and have a go at this increasingly popular sport. A boule based game, suitable for young and old and highly sociable. It’s simple to learn but there are plenty of cunning tactics to keep you on your toes! All children must bring an adult.

11am - 12noon Free

Tuesday 24 September

Sensory Memory Walk

Join the rangers for a gentle walk exploring Avon Heath’s autumn treasures through the senses. Smell the fruits of autumn, see the varied fungi, maybe even taste the berries. All welcome including those with dementia and their carers. Including Free hot drink. Booking essential on 01425 478082.

11am-12.30pm  £3.50

Sunday 13 October

Volunteering at Avon Heath

Put on your work boots and join Avon Heath’s volunteers and rangers clearing pine, to conserve the heathland and its unique inhabitants. Finish off with refreshments by the fire. All children must bring an adult. For more details contact 01425 478082.

10.30am – 2.30pm (approx.) Free

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