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Simple Steps to Reduce your Carbon Footprint
This will be a fun, challenging informative and very active day for ages 10 and upwards. Through a series of demonstrations, hands-on activities, puzzles and videos we will be asking and answering questions like   What is climate change? What is a carbon footprint? How is climate change affecting the New Forest? Is there anything...
Woodland Foraging Walk
Join foraging and bushcraft expert Joe Peartree at the Treehouse Study Centre for an autumn walk around Hartford Woods. We will spend the morning walking through the woodland and meadow on the hunt for wild edible plants, nuts, and mushrooms, as well as discussing medicinal purposes and other uses of the flora found there. Joe will...
Chefs' Night
Fundraising event in aid of the Countryside Education Trust With Sam Fraser, BBC presenter and guest chefs World class chefs from New Forest restaurants share tips and anecdotes and team up to compete against each other and the clock. Bid for your dinner as each course is auctioned! With nibbles during the interval, a pop-up...
Eagle Owls: Make a Witches Broom
Use traditional green woodworking tools to create your own witches broom to take home, all made from materials cut from our woodland! This is a really satisfying activity that will require the children and their parents/carers to work together. The majority of the session will take place outside; we suggest welly boots, waterproof coats and...
Apple Day
Free entry and parking Apple pressing Juice tasting and juice for sale Apple themed games and crafts Story telling   Please note that this event will be taking place in the orchard. Access to the orchard is via a steep slope and it may be muddy under foot. Please bring wellies if you can!
Autumn Bushcraft
It is time for the harvest and the great change in the woods. This course covers making jerky and preserving meat and fruits, building a smoker and using ‘smudge fires’, knife craft and green wood working, animal tracks and sign identification, as well as a seasonal forage for wild foods, mushrooms and medicines. Please come...
Halloween Cupcakes
Come join us for our half term cupcake decorating workshop. We’ll provide everything you need to create a range of wacky Halloween designs and a personalised gift box to take home and impress your family and friends. There’s also a prize for the best fancy dress costume. Please note that children must be accompanied by...
Climate Change and a Hopeful Future
An evening talk by Barry Cullimore, Project Officer for the Fort Climate Centre. Hosted by the Countryside Education trust.
Bird Watching Walk - Hatchet Pond
We hope to see migrant winter thrushes, finches and some birds of prey.
Bird watching Walk - Needs Ore Nature Reserve
Lots of opportunity to see birds of prey, geese and waders.

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