Adult Events



Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th July 
10am – 4pm  
At Home Farm

Come along for a great day out at our Farm!
Live music, vintage tractors, have-a-go archery,
woodland crafts, bouncy castle and more!

Suitable for all ages, payment on entrance.
Cost: £4 per adult, £2 per child.
Friends: £3.50/£1.50 (with membership card)


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 20th: BIRD RINGING at 8 - 11am
For this session there will be the unique opportunity to see birds in the hand and we will bird watch from a fixed location with the guide. Please bring a chair and binoculars. 
WE SHOULD SEE: Lots of migrants including hirundines, pipits and warblers, as well as various raptors, waders and finches.

Sunday 18th: NORMANDY MARSH at 9 - 11 am
WE SHOULD SEE: Wildfowl, waders, peregrine and skylark.
Sunday 15th: ACRES DOWN at 9 - 11:30 am
WE SHOULD SEE: 5 species of winter thrush, goldcrests and some of the less common finches, as well as the autumn colours of the forest.
This walk includes some hills and the paths may be muddy- please wear waterproof footwear.

Sunday 13th: NEEDS ORE RESERVE (with hides) at 9 - 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.


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.

“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
22nd February, 7th March (Saturday), 15th March, 12th April, 10th May, 13th June (Saturday)
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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