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 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.


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 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

At the Treehouse:
Wed 9th and Thurs 10th September – What's in a pond?
Wed 7th and Thurs 8th October – Bye Bye Birds
Wed 4th and Thurs 5th November – Getting Ready for Winter
Wed 2nd and Thurs 3rd December – Festive Fun

Cost: £6.00 per parent & child (plus £3.00 for additional child/adult)
Friends of the Trust: £5.00/£2.50.  
Booking and payment in advance, telephone 01590 612401 to book. 



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

Sessions usually run 10.00am – 12.30pm unless stated otherwise.

At the Farm:
Fri 17th April – Get Going in the Garden
Wed 27th May – Minibeasts/Garden Bug Hunt
At Warren Shore Beach (meet at the Farm):
Sunday 20th September – Beach Clean: 2:00 - 4:30pm

At the Treehouse:
Friday 30th October – Nature Explorer
Sunday 13th December – Festive Fun

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, telephone 01590 612401 to book.

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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
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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