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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 orcheck their website for the next date at Avon Heath

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Sunday 10 November 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 – 4pm (approx.) FREE
Saturday 7 December Reindeer Making Create a fantastic festive wooden reindeer. Booking essential on 01425 478082. Event also running on Sunday. Half hour slots between 11am and 3pm £8
Saturday 7 December Reindeer Run Put on your best antlers and complete the 5km charity run raising funds for Bournemouth Hospital Charity. Festive fun for all the family with a children’s Jingle Bell trail and meet Santa’s Elf for your prize. Call Bournemouth Hospital Charity on 01202 704060 for info. TBC  
Sunday 8 December Christmas Conservation Event Pine trees are invasive to the heath. Help the rangers clear them and take a small “Christmas Pine” home to decorate. Plenty of festive cheer, mince pies and hot drinks round the bonfire to keep you merry. Booking essential on 01425 478082. Bookings being taken from October. 10.30am - 4pm (time slots throughout the day) £6 per family group 
Sunday 8 December Reindeer Making Create a fantastic festive wooden reindeer. Booking essential on 01425 478082. Event also running on Saturday. Half hour slots between 11am and 3pm £8
Tuesday 10 December Wreath Making

Enjoy this absorbing workshop creating your own glorious Christmas wreath to decorate your home.  Tuition from professional florists the Two Flower Girls, plus materials and light refreshments.  For more information contact twoflowergirls@hotmail.com. Booking essential on 01425 478082.

9.45am - 12 noon OR 12.45 - 3pm £35
Saturday 14 - Tuesday 31 December Christmas Treasure Trail

Take a festive adventure across the heath and see how the park’s wildlife celebrate the season! 

anytime between 11am and 3pm £3 per trailsheet
Saturday 21 December Christmas Pop up Pottery

Make & Paint workshops using air dry clay. 1.5 hour sessions.
11am - Christmas tree lantern
2pm - Snowman lantern 
Please bring a box to take your creations home. Booking essential on 01425 478082.

11am - 12.30pm and 2 - 3.30pm £8
Sunday 5 January 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 – 4pm (approx.) FREE
Friday 31 January Wonders of the Night Sky Explore the magical mysteries of the night sky with Steve Tonkin of Fordingbridge Astronomers. Steve is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. Children should be 6+yrs. No pets. Meet at South Park car park, Boundary Lane BH24 2SF 7 - 9pm £3.50 adult, £2.50 child
Sunday 2 February 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 – 4pm (approx.) FREE
Monday 17 February Pop up Pottery

Make and paint a pinch pot animal.  Workshop using air dry clay. Please bring a box to take creations home. Booking essential on 01425 478082.

11am - 12.30pm and 2 - 3.30pm £8
Wednesday 19 February Birdbox Building

Springwatch has shown us the magic you can bring to your garden by putting up a nestbox.  Why not construct your own in this fun and constructive workshop? All children should bring an adult. Booking essential on 01425 478082.

time slots between 11am and 1pm £8.50 per birdbox
Friday 21 February Tree Climbing Experience A thrilling and fun adventure, scaling one of the park’s trees using ropes and karabinors with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company. 6yrs+. All children should bring an adult. Book through www.bigtreeclimbing.co.uk 10am-3.45pm (half hour slots throughout the day) £10
Sunday 1 March 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 – 4pm (approx.) FREE
 

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