What’s on

What’s On At The Reserve

Needle Felting Workshop – 07/06/2022

Are you feeling creative? This is your chance to learn a new skill and make something different.

The cost will be £20 per person, payable on booking. All materials and refreshments are included. This workshop will run from 10.00 until 13.00.

Places are limited and booking is essential, book your slot now at the Visitor Centre and by  calling 01403 756238.

Insect Week 2022 – 25/06/2022

Details to follow on the planned activities for the Saturday.

Summer Floral Art Workshop – 30/06/2022

Do you fancy creating a colourful, unique, floral arrangement using seasonal flowers and plant material, why not head down to the Reserve and have a go.

There will be two sessions, one in the morning from 10.00 – 12.00 and one in the afternoon 13.00 – 15.00. Cost will be £25 and this includes all materials, a hot drink and a cookie.

Places are limited and booking is essential, book your slot now at the Visitor Centre and by  calling 01403 756238.

 

PAST EVENTS

Bird Ringing – 07/05/2022  – Please note change of date – FULLY BOOKED UP

Our Head Warden Jake will be showing us the process of bird ringing and all that this involves.

Places are very limited on this so don’t delay , this event will incur a £4 charge to cover the costs of the equipment. To book your space please call in at the Visitors Centre or call 01403 756238.

Meet up at the Visitors Centre at 06.00, this will last approximately two hours.

Dawn Chorus – 02/05/2022

A unique opportunity to experience the magical sounds of the Dawn Chorus on the Reserve.

Be prepared though for a very early start, but will be very much worth it.

Meet up at the Visitors Centre at 04.45, walk will last approximately an hour and a half.

The cost of this is £10 and includes a bacon roll/sausage sandwich.

To book your space please call in at the Visitors Centre or call 01403 756238.

Easter Trail – 15 -18/04/2022

This will be a self-guided trail, please come dressed for the weather and in suitable footwear.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Only one Easter Gift per child

Children can only be booked on one session per day

To book your space please use the link below, payment of £3.00 per child will be required on arrival at the Reserve.

Bookable slots start from 11.00 am each day and each half hour thereafter up to 3.00pm over the Easter Weekend.

https://bookwhen.com/horshamdistrictcouncil

Zoom Talk on Wildlife of Finland – 12/04/2022

Join our Warden Jake for an illustrated talk about the range of wildlife that can be found in Northern Finland and Norway.

Please note this will be held on Zoom.

This event will be free for Friends members, for non members there will be a £4 charge. To book your space please call in at the Visitors Centre or call 01403 756238.

Heritage Walk Around The Reserve – 26/03/2022

Join our historian on a guided walk as he explains about the extraction and smelting of iron ore on the site in the 17th century, and about some of the people associated with it.

Meet outside at the Visitor Centre at 10.30, the walk will last about and hour and a half.

This event is free to our members, non-members £4 adults, £2 children.

Places are limited and booking is essential, book your slot now at the Visitor Centre and by  calling 01403 756238.

Needle Felting Workshop -22/03/2022 Date changed

Are you feeling creative? This is your chance to learn a new skill and make something different.

The cost will be £20 per person, payable on booking. All materials and refreshments are included. This workshop will run from 10.00 until 13.00.

Places are limited and booking is essential, book your slot now at the Visitor Centre and by  calling 01403 756238.

Spring Floral Craft Workshop 14/03/2022

Do you fancy creating a colourful, unique, floral arrangement using seasonal flowers and plant material, why not head down to the Reserve and have a go.

There will be two sessions, one in the morning from 10.00 – 12.00 and one in the afternoon 13.00 – 15.00. Cost will be £20 and this includes all materials, a hot drink and a cookie.

Places are limited and booking is essential, book your slot now at the Visitor Centre and by  calling 01403 756238.

Seasonal Guided Walk – 05/03/2022

Fancy seeing the Reserve from the eyes of a Warden, if so, why not join one of our Wardens on a seasonal walk.

Meet outside the Visitor Centre on Saturday 5th March at 08.30, walk will last approximately 2 hours.

Places are limited and booking is essential, free to members, non-members £4.

Book now in person at the Visitors Centre or by telephone on 01403 756238

Half Term Build a Bird Box – 22nd & 24th February 2022

Why not join our warden team to make your own bird box. Build and decorate your very own box for your garden!

Ages 6 years and over: £10 per session (no charge for accompanying adults) Sessions: 10.00am to 11.00am, 11.30am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited, and children must be accompanied by a guardian/parent.
Don’t delay book your slots now at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

South Africa Western Cape Wanderings -17/02/2022

On Thursday 17th February 2022 from 19.30 to 21.15 we will be hosting a zoom talk with Neil Henry on wildflowers and smaller less well known animals encountered on his travels to South Africa.

This event will be free for Friends members, for non members there will be a £4 charge. To book your space please call in at the Visitors Centre or call 01403 756238.

A Zoom talk on the wildlife on Shetland

On Tuesday 11th January 2022 from 19.30 to 21.00 we will be hosting a Zoom call with Matt Eade on the wildlife that can be found on the rugged northern Shetland Isles.

This event will be free for Friends members, for non members there will be a £4 charge. To book your space please call in at the Visitors Centre or call 01403 756238.

 

Christmas Wreath Making

We are very pleased to announce that we will be hosting our wreath making days again this year.  These will be held on the following days:

Wednesday 1st December 2021- This is for Friends Members Only

Thursday 2nd December 2021 – Open to everyone

Friday 3rd December 2021 – Open to everyone

There will be two sessions each day, one in the morning from 10.00 – 12.00 and one in the afternoon from 13.00 – 15.00. Please bring your own gloves and secateurs and additional greenery you may wish to use or donate for others to use.

The cost is £15 per person and includes a hot drink and a mince pie.

Places are very limited and must be booked and paid for in advance at Herons Rest Café or by calling the Reserve on 01403 756238.

Half Term Activities -25th – 29th October 2021

We’re delighted to confirm that the new Discovery Hub and Shelley Wildlife Garden will open on Monday 25 October 2021, just in time to host an exciting variety of free fun activities for school children over the half-term holidays.

Inside the Discovery Hub, you’ll find:
                 Information about the industrial, natural and social heritage of our nature reserve
                 Interactive displays to educate and inform
                 Details of recent sightings on the Reserve and what to look out for during your visit
                 Ample space to accommodate lectures, events and group visits.
Some of the planned free activities are:
                Pond dipping
                Mask making
                Guided walks
                Halloween trail
Find out more about the hub and details of all our half term activities please visit: https://bit.ly/2YtnrKB

 

Bat Walk – Friday 17th September 2021

We are pleased to be hosting a free Bat Walk for our adult Members only on Friday 17th September 2021 starting at 19.00. Places are very limited so please either call the Reserve on 01403 756238 or call in at Herons Rest Café to book your slot(s).

Members Bat Walk