Upcoming events!

We are thrilled to announce the return of ‘Environmental Awareness and Community activity days! After a pandemic related absence we are in a position to once again run some of our always-popular activity events. We have a range of events lined up over the summer holidays, including Pond dipping at both the Gadespring Cressbeds and Old Barn, as well as Meadow Sweeping and Bug Hunts. All events are ticketed, and numbers are limited, so get your tickets quickly before they sell out! For further information, please contact [email protected].

Summer Ranger Ramble – Thursday 7th July, 2022 at 18:00

Join a Ranger for a walk around Bovingdon Brickworks, learn more about the management and look out for the wonders of summer


River walk – Saturday 16th July, 2022 at 10:00

Walk along the River Bulbourne and learn about this special chalk stream and it’s importance to the surrounding area.


Youth Rangers – Saturday 16th July, 2022 at 10:00

Youth Rangers is a drop off session aimed at 8 – 16 year old’s who have a passion for nature and want to learn more about the natural world. Each month the Youth Rangers will carry out different task to get a taste of the life of a Ranger. Each month’s activities will vary depending on the season and the current conservation needs of the Trust and will include surveying and conservation work.
This month we will be having a go at pond dipping, bug hunting and meadow sweeping so they can brush up on their ID skills.


Mini Rangers – Saturday 16th July, 2022 at 13:30

Come and join us to explore the ever changing world of nature. These sessions are designed to engage your children and inspire a life long love of nature whilst giving you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the natural world, should you wish. Each month will be designed around a different theme and will include a range of activities such as insect hunting, pond dipping, leaf matching and animal tracking.
This months Mini Rangers will be having a go at meadow sweeping and pond dipping.
Suitable for children aged 3 -7 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Family Ragwort Bash – Thursday 28th July, 2022 at 13:00

Bring the family along to help us manage our wildflower meadows by pulling out ragwort!


Meadow Sweeping at Old Barn Morning Session – Tuesday 2nd August, 2022 at 11:00

Come and search among our meadows and discover what lies within with this interactive meadow sweeping session.


Meadow Sweeping at Old Barn Afternoon Session – Tuesday 2nd August, 2022 at 13:00

Come and search among our meadows and discover what lies within with this interactive meadow sweeping session.


Wildflower Walk at Westbrook Hay – Wednesday 3rd August, 2022 at 18:00

Join our Deputy Estates Manager to explore the flora in one of the Trust’s calcareous chalkland meadows.


Pond dipping at Gadespring Cressbeds Morning Session – Thursday 4th August, 2022 at 11:00

Come and enjoy discovering what lies beneath the surface with this fun and interactive pond dipping session.


Pond dipping at Gadespring Cressbeds Afternoon Session – Thursday 4th August, 2022 at 13:00

Come and enjoy discovering what lies beneath the surface with this fun and interactive pond dipping session.


River Dipping at Gadespring Cressbeds Morning Session – Wednesday 10th August, 2022 at 13:00

Bring your wellies for some exploring in the river!


Pond dipping at Old Barn Morning Session – Friday 12th August, 2022 at 11:00

Come and enjoy discovering what lies beneath the surface with this interactive pond dipping session at the Old Barn.


Pond dipping at Old Barn Afternoon Session – Friday 12th August, 2022 at 13:00

Come and enjoy discovering what lies beneath the surface with this interactive pond dipping session at the Old Barn.


Pond dipping at Gadespring Cressbeds Morning Session – Tuesday 16th August, 2022 at 11:00

Come and enjoy discovering what lies beneath the surface with this fun and interactive pond dipping session.


Pond dipping at Gadespring Cressbeds Afternoon Session – Tuesday 16th August, 2022 at 13:00

Come and enjoy discovering what lies beneath the surface with this fun and interactive pond dipping session.


Meadow Sweeping at Old Barn Morning Session – Thursay 18th August, 2022 at 11:00

Come and search among our meadows and discover what lies within with this interactive meadow sweeping session.


Meadow Sweeping at Old Barn Afternoon Session – Thursay 18th August, 2022 at 13:00

Come and search among our meadows and discover what lies within with this interactive meadow sweeping session.


Bug Hunting in Hay Wood Morning Session – Thursay 24th August, 2022 at 11:00

Come and explore a range of habitats and see which insects live within.


Bug Hunting in Hay Wood Afternoon Session – Thursay 24th August, 2022 at 13:00

Come and explore a range of habitats and see which insects live within.


Pond dipping at Old Barn Morning Session – Friday 26th August, 2022 at 11:00

Come and enjoy discovering what lies beneath the surface with this interactive pond dipping session at the Old Barn.


Pond dipping at Old Barn Afternoon Session – Friday 26th August, 2022 at 13:00

Come and enjoy discovering what lies beneath the surface with this interactive pond dipping session at the Old Barn.