Adult Events

at the Treehouse Study Centre, Beaulieu - To raise funds for the Trust
Tuesday 28th October 2014
10.00am – 3.00pm
Enjoy a fun-filled day of woodland activities for all ages.  Hands on experiences, face painting, apple pressing, vintage tractor and engine exhibits with New Forest Vintage Tractor and Engine Club, falconry, step back in time with storytelling at our Cob Cottage, deer trails, have-a-go pond dipping, woodland craft demonstrations, try your hand at pole lathing ... and much more!  BBQ with local produce and refreshments.

Come along and see for yourself - we would love to share the unique CET experience
Suitable for buggies and pushchairs.  Dogs welcome on leads.
Cost: £3.00 adult, £2.00 child. Friends of the Trust: £2.50/£1.50

No need to book - just turn up! Free car parking in Hides Field at National Motor Museum. Follow signs marked Treehouse Open Day.  

ADVENTURE  ARCHERY - Field archery in an enclosed woodland setting
Thursday 30th October   1.00 pm – 3.00 pm . At the Treehouse Study Centre. 

Move around the course, shooting at a variety of targets from different distances and elevations. No experience necessary as instruction will be given. 

Suitable for adults and children aged 12+ yrs
Cost: £25.00 per person. Friends: £20.00 


FUNDRAISING EVENT  to raise funds for the Countryside Education Trust
CHRISTMAS FAIR at Palace House  the 38th year of the Fair
Friday 14th November  10 am – 2.30 pm
The perfect chance to pick up all those unusual Christmas presents and stocking fillers in the beautiful surroundings of Palace House.  A great variety of stalls and opportunity to rest a while and recharge your batteries in the Palace House Café, serving coffee, hot mince pies or lunch with a glass of wine.   Fabulous prizes in the Grand Draw including a Christmas Turkey, fresh from the CET farm. 

Sorry, NO pushchairs or buggies. 
Cost: £3 per person
Free car parking at Beaulieu Church meadow.  

Guided walks giving you the unique opportunity to birdwatch on quiet areas of private land in the company of professional, knowledgeable guide, Graham Giddens.
Each walk will be approx. 3 miles (5km) and run for approximately 2 hours sometimes on uneven terrain. Please wear dark colours. Paths may be muddy and wet, so wear walking boots or wellies with a good grip.
Sunday 12th: Park Shore at 9am-11.30am
WE SHOULD SEE: Raptors, wildfowl and autumn migrants such as waders, wheatears,hirundies, pipits and finches.

Sunday 16th: Normandy Marsh at 9am-11am
WE SHOULD SEE: Wildfowl, waders, peregrine and skylark.

Sunday 14th: Needs Ore Reserve at 9am-11am
WE SHOULD SEE: Raptors, wildfowl, waders and a good range of smaller birds.

Cost: £12.00 per walk per person. Friends of the Trust: £10.00. 
Numbers are limited on each walk so book early. Full details will be sent upon booking.

Saturday 25th October    10.00 am – 4.00 pm
At the Treehouse Study Centre

Field day on the Beaulieu Estate with local fungi expert Phil Budd, Chairman of the Southampton Natural History Society.  Fungi foray and identification, display of collected and named specimens plus a look at the importance of fungi in the natural world. 

Suitable for beginners and the more experienced.  
Cost: £25.00 per person. Friends of the Trust: £20.00. 
Includes morning and afternoon refreshments – limited places so book early.


With Jamie Corrie
Saturday 25th October    9.30 am – 6.00 pm
At the Treehouse Study Centre

The aim of this course is for everyone to learn about and get practical experience in how to utilise all the parts of a deer carcass. Leave with fresh venison you have butchered yourself.

The course will cover:
• Discussions on the issues surrounding deer numbers and reasons for culling
• Skinning and preparation of the hide for tanning
• Butchering Masterclass
• Cooking and preserving the meat
• Antlers for tools and toys
• Sinew for string
• Sit down taster meal at the end of the day

Cost: £120 per person. Friends of the Trust: £110. (maximum 8 people) 
Advance booking and payment only.

With Jamie Corrie 
31st October – 3rd November 2014    9.30 am – 5.30 pm daily (camping will be available).
At the Treehouse Study Centre

The aim is for everyone to make a primitive flat bow from a single piece of wood and shoot it with their hand crafted arrows. During the course you will have the chance to shoot on our field archery range where full tuition will be given from qualified instructors.

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Cost: £300 for 4 days (includes all materials, food and camping)

Starting Wednesday 4th February 2015 with Angela Gales, Qualified Beekeeper and Secretary of New Forest Beekeeping Association

Everything you need to get you started in beekeeping!
6  Wednesday evening sessions 7.30 – 9.30 pm at the Out of Town Centre, Beaulieu
Includes:  Practical Workshop Session on Saturday 14th March and Apiary visit Spring/early Summer (date to be confirmed)

Cost:  £70.00 per person. Friends of the Trust £65.00.  
Advance booking and payment only.


ALL ACTIVITIES with the exception of the Woodland Open Day, need to be booked and paid for in advance: Tel. 01590 612401 (sign up for free e-news)
The Countryside Education Trust is based at: Out of Town Centre, Palace Lane, Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7YG   Payment by credit/debit card or cheque (payable to CET).


with Falconer Paul Manning at the Out of Town Centre, Beaulieu

Paul is a fully accredited LANTRA falconry assessor, has practised falconry for over 20 years and is chairman of the Wessex Falconry & Hampshire Hawking Club.

Birds of Prey - Falconry Photography Day
Sunday 12th October   10.00 am -  4.00 pm
The day starts with a short introduction to falconry, followed by an opportunity to photograph birds of prey in flight, working and posed in their natural habitat.  Working closely with Falcons, Hawks and Owls including Amber the European Eagle Owl.
Cost: £50.00 per person. Friends of the Trust: £45.00 
Includes refreshments (Please bring your own packed lunch) 

“Introduction to Falconry” - A Falconry experience
During this half day session you will gain a basic understanding of birds of prey, their training and care whilst providing a hands-on experience holding and flying falconry birds.
Sundays         10.00am – 1.30pm
 28th September, 11th October (Saturday), 16th November, 7th December, 10th January
Cost: £50.00 per person. Friends of the Trust: £45.00.  
Additional dates available on request.

Additional courses are available on request. Why not buy a falconry session as a Birthday or Special gift?   Gift Vouchers available.
IMPORTANT for all falconry bookings and enquiries, please contact Paul or Mandy Manning: Tel. 01794 368487 or email:


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