Family Events

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS -  Suitable for all the family.  
Sat 6th Dec    2.00 pm – 4.00 pm  at the Treehouse Study Centre
Lantern trail and storytelling – make your own lantern to take home and discover the decorated Christmas Tree hidden in the woods.

No unaccompanied children
Cost: £10.00 per adult and child - £4.00 per additional person. Friends of the Trust: £8.00/£3.00. 



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 9 - 11.30 am
WE SHOULD SEE: Raptors, wildfowl and autumn migrants such as waders, wheatears, hirundines, pipits and finches.
Sunday 16th: NORMANDY MARSH at 9 - 11 am
WE SHOULD SEE: Wildfowl, waders, peregrine and skylark.
Sunday 14th: NEEDS ORE RESERVE at 9 - 11 am
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.


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
Wed 1st October and Thurs 2nd October – Home Sweet Home
Wed 12th and Thurs 13th November – Autumn Leaves and Colour
Wed 3rd and Thurs 4th December – Festive Fun
All sessions at the Treehouse Study Centre
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

Friday 31st October – Getting Ready for Winter:   10.00am – 12.30pm
Sunday 7th December – Christmas Crafts   10.00 am – 12.30 pm
All sessions at the Treehouse Study Centre.
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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