Family Events


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 18th: KEYHAVEN at 9 - 11am
WE SHOULD SEE: Wildfowl, waders and birds of prey.
Sunday 8th: HATCHET POND at 9 - 11 am
WE SHOULD SEE: Heathland and woodland birds, including birds of prey, woodpeckers and goldcrests.
This walk is hilly and wet- please wear waterprof footwear.
Sunday 22nd: DOCK LANE AND MOONHILLS at 9 - 11 am
WE SHOULD SEE: Bird song, woodland and farmland birds, as well as wildfowl and waders on the river.
This walk is wet- please wear waterprof footwear.

Sunday 19th: THE SALTERNS AND NORMANDY MARSH at 9 - 11am
WE SHOULD SEE: Wildfowl, waders and summer migrants.

Sunday 10th: DAWN CHORUS at PIG BUSH at 6am
WE SHOULD SEE: Bird song and summer migrants displaying.

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.


LITTLE OWLS Parent & Toddlers Club

Come and have fun exploring nature for 2-4 year olds with adults 

Choose from two sessions: 10.00am – 12.00 noon or 1.00 – 3.00pm

At the Treehouse:
Wed 7th and Thurs 8th January – What's the Weather like Today?
Wed 11th and Thurs 12th February – Animal Tracks and Signs
Wed 4th and Thurs 5th March – Signs of Spring

At the Farm:
Wed 1st and Thurs 2nd April – Seed Sowing and Farm Fun
Wed 13th and Thurs 14th May – Farm and Garden
Wed 10th and Thurs 11th June – Flowers and Colours in the Garden
Wed 1st and Thurs 2nd July – Teddy Bears Picnic

Cost: £6.00 per parent & child (plus £3.00 for additional child/adult)
Friends of the Trust: £5.00/£2.50.  
Advance booking and payment only.



Fun, discovery activities for 4 – 6 year olds with adults

At the Treehouse:
Friday 20th February – Ponds, Amphibians and Streams: 10.00am – 12.30pm

At the Farm:
Friday 17th April – Get Going in the Garden 10.00am – 12.30pm
Cost: £6.50 per adult & child (plus £3.50 for additional child/adult)
Friends of the Trust: £5.50/£3.00.
Booking and payment in advance. 

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If you want something different – outdoor and eco-friendly, we have two great venues: The magical Treehouse Study Centre and Out of Town Centre Farm at Beaulieu with a range of fun activities.

Themes include Survival for 7 year olds + and Campfire Experience for 10 year olds+, a range of exciting themes for 4 – 10 year olds including Robin Hood, Pirates, Fairies & Elves, Dinosaurs, Bugs and Animals based at the Treehouse Study Centre all year round and farm parties in spring and summer at the Out of Town Centre.

For more information and to discuss your party requirements please contact
Angela Guscott-Levy, Tel. 07749 339940    Email:

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 Paul Manning Falconer of Amews Falconry at the Out of Town Centre, Beaulieu.  Paul is a fully accredited LANTRA falconry assessor, has practiced 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
 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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