What’s on

What’s On At The Reserve

Papercraft Workshop – 05/03/2024

Indulge your creativity and make some beautiful crepe irises ready for spring.

All equipment and materials provided.

Cost: £29.00 per person including refreshments.

Time: 10.30am – 13.30pm.

Venue: The Visitor Centre

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited. Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

Up At The Big House Heritage Walk – 16/03/2024

Did you know that our Millpond was re-designed in the past by the occupants of two ‘big houses’ to improve their view?

Learn on this walk guided by Richard Symonds where these houses were situated, and how the families who owned them shaped their surroundings over the years.

Friends of WLNR Members – FREE

Non-members – Adults £4.00, accompanied children £2.00

Time: 10.30 am – 12 noon

Venue: meet outside the Visitor Centre

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited

Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

 

Sound Bath – 20/03/2023

Discover a new way to look after your wellbeing and experience the calming sounds of a Sound Bath within the natural environment.

Therapeutic sound can have a wide range of health benefits and also help to boost the immune system by making you feel more grounded, balanced and connected with yourself.

Taking place in the Discovery Hub, no previous experience is necessary as all will be explained before you settle into a session where you can truly unwind.

Booking is essential as places are limited, please book using the link below. No bookings can be taken at the Visitor Centre.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sound-in-nature-sound-journey-sessions-at-warnham-local-nature-reserve-tickets-828314249217?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Calling Young Birders! – 24/03/2024 – PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGED NOW 24th

Improve your knowledge of the birds on this guided walk with Mya Bambrick.

Time: 10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Suitable for over 10s (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Participants free, accompanying adults pay normal admission fees.

Strictly limited places, so booking is essential, via Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

Easter Weekend

This will be a self-guided trail which will lead you around the Reserve searching for clues and exploring the nature around you. Please come dressed for the weather and in suitable footwear.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Session times available from 10.30 until 14.30.

£4 per child includes an Easter treat, payable on the day, card payments only.

Children can only be booked on one session per day

To book use the link below, we cannot take bookings at the Visitor Centre.

https://bookwhen.com/warnhamlnr

 

Sound Bath – 11/04/2024

Discover a new way to look after your wellbeing and experience the calming sounds of a Sound Bath within the natural environment.

Therapeutic sound can have a wide range of health benefits and also help to boost the immune system by making you feel more grounded, balanced and connected with yourself.

Taking place in the Discovery Hub, no previous experience is necessary as all will be explained before you settle into a session where you can truly unwind.

Booking is essential as places are limited, please book using the link below. No bookings can be taken at the Visitor Centre.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sound-in-nature-sound-journey-sessions-at-warnham-local-nature-reserve-tickets-828314249217?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Seasonal Walk 13/04/2024

A guided walk round the reserve with one of our volunteers to see some of its Spring flora and fauna on land and water.  Further details and booking instructions will be appearing here shortly.

 

Early Season Pond Dipping – 27/04/2024

Discover the world of amazing and unusual wildlife that lives under the water in our ponds. Further details and booking instructions will be appearing nearer the time.

 

Dawn Chorus – 05/05/2024

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. Further details and booking instructions will be appearing nearer the time.

Sound Bath – 09/05/2023

Discover a new way to look after your wellbeing and experience the calming sounds of a Sound Bath within the natural environment.

Therapeutic sound can have a wide range of health benefits and also help to boost the immune system by making you feel more grounded, balanced and connected with yourself.

Taking place in the Discovery Hub, no previous experience is necessary as all will be explained before you settle into a session where you can truly unwind.

Booking is essential as places are limited, please book using the link below. No bookings can be taken at the Visitor Centre.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sound-in-nature-sound-journey-sessions-at-warnham-local-nature-reserve-tickets-828314249217?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Bird Ringing – 26/05/2024

Our Head Warden Jake will be showing us the process of bird ringing and all that this involves. Further details and booking instructions will be appearing nearer the time.

 

Floral Art Workshop – 14/06/2024

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 try. Further details and booking instructions will be appearing nearer the time.

 

 

PAST EVENTS

Bird Box Building – 14/02/2024

Make and decorate a bird box ready for spring.

Workshop 1: 10.00 – 12.00 for children under 11.

Workshop 2: 13.00 – 15.00  for children 11 and over.

£10 per child (to be accompanied by an adult).

All materials and tools will be provided.

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited.

Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

New Year’s Day Walk – 01/01/2024

Indulged too much on New Year’s Eve? Why not blow away the cobwebs with a leisurely guided amble.

Meet outside the Visitor Centre at 10.30, should take about 2 hours, please come dressed for the cold and mud.

This is a FREE event, though any donations are always welcome and appreciated.

Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238.

Christmas Wreath Making – 06/12/2023 & 07/12/2023

We are holding 4 of our very popular wreath making workshops on Wednesday 6th December from 10.00 to 12.00, and from 13.00 to 15.00.

And again on Thursday 7th December from 10.00 to 12.00, and from 13.00 to 15.00

Please bring gardening gloves, scissors and/or secateurs and any spare greenery you may have.

The cost will £25.00 per person and includes refreshments.

Book at the Visitor Centre or by calling 01403 756238.

Places are very limited so don’t delay!

 

 

Christmas Holiday Activity – 21/12/2023

Come and join us on our Christmas Activity Day, there will be hour long sessions through out the day, starting at 10.15 and finishing with the 14.15 session.

The activities will include a short guided walk with one of our volunteers, don’t forget those wellies, then finishing with making a Christmas decoration to take home and hang on your tree or wherever you like. This activity session is aimed at primary school children.

Entry for children is FREE, normal adult admission charges will apply.

Places are limited so booking is essential, call on 01403 756238 or in person at the Visitor Centre.

Bird Box Building For Grown Ups – 29/11/2023

Now is the time to make your own home for the feathered friends that call your garden home.

Meet at the Visitor Centre at 10.00 and is expected to last about 2 hours.

£15 per person, all equipment and materials will be provided.

Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238.

 

Lavender Papercraft Workshop – 06/11/2023 CANCELLED

Do you feel creative, come and have a go at making a lovely arrangement of lavender flowers from Italian crepe paper.

All the necessary equipment and materials will be provided.

From 11.00 until 14.00.

Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm. No previous experience needed.

The cost will be £30 or £31.50 if glass vase is required, this includes refreshments.

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited,  please state at the time of booking if you would like the glass vase as well.

Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238.

Seasonal Walk – 21/10/2023

A guided walk round the reserve with one of our volunteers to see some of its Autumn flora and fauna on land and water.

Friends of WLNR Members – FREE  Non-members – £4.00

Time: 8.30 am – 10.30 am

Venue: Meet outside the Visitor Centre, Warnham LNR

Booking is essential, book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

 

Freaky FunDay – 26/10/2023

As Halloween approaches, why not join us for our ‘Freaky Funday’ on Thursday 26th October.

We have a fun packed day full of activities to enjoy;

  • Meet some of the spookier animals, reptiles and insects from Animazing.
    Be brave and find out more about a fascinating range of creatures including Giant Hissing Cockroaches, Large Stick insects, Tarantula, Snakes, Lizards and much more…
  • Head out onto the Reserve for our mini spooky trail.
  • Make and do with our curious crafts.

Feel free to come in fancy dress but don’t forget your wellies.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Parts of this event will take place outside, please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • This event is free for children, but standard adult admission fees to the Reserve do still apply. These are payable on arrival.

There are hourly bookable slots from 10.30, to book your place please use the link below. This event cannot be booked via the Visitor Centre.

https://bookwhen.com/warnhamlnr#focus=ev-smni-20231026103000

Bird Ringing – 29/10/2023 FULLY BOOKED

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

This event will incur a £4 charge to cover the costs of the equipment.

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

Places are Strictly limited, so booking is essential, you can do this via Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

Sound Immersion Experience – 05/10/2023

Discover a new way to look after your wellbeing and experience the calming sounds of a Sound Bath within the natural environment.

Therapeutic sound can have a wide range of health benefits and also help to boost the immune system by making you feel more grounded, balanced and connected with yourself.

Taking place in the Discovery Hub, no previous experience is necessary as all will be explained before you settle into a session where you can truly unwind.

Booking is essential as places are limited, please book using the link below. No bookings can be taken at the Reserve.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/704383087777

Bat Walk – 22/09/2023 FULLY BOOKED

Enjoy an evening walk around the Reserve with the Wardens, looking and listening to the many bats that call the Reserve home.

Meet at the Visitor Centre at 19.00, the walk is expected to last about 2 hours.

Friends of WLNR Members – FREE.  Non-members – £4.00

Places are strictly limited, so booking is essential.

You can do this at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

Bird Ringing – 13/09/2023 A Members Only Event

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

This event will incur a £4 charge to cover the costs of the equipment.

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

Places are strictly limited, so booking is essential.

You can do this in person at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

Sound Immersion Experience – 07/09/2023

Discover a new way to look after your wellbeing and experience the calming sounds of a Sound Bath within the natural environment.

Therapeutic sound can have a wide range of health benefits and also help to boost the immune system by making you feel more grounded, balanced and connected with yourself.

Taking place in the Discovery Hub, no previous experience is necessary as all will be explained before you settle into a session where you can truly unwind.

Booking is essential as places are limited, please book using the link below. No bookings can be taken at the Reserve.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/704377089837

 

Calling Young Birders! – 05/08/2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

A guided walk around Warnham Local Nature Reserve with MYA BAMBRICK, a talented young birder and wildlife photographer.

Saturday 5th August Time: 10.30 am – 1.00 pm

This is aimed at young birders over 10 years old. There is no charge for participants. For the accompanying adults the normal entry charge is due unless they are Friends’ members.

Places are Strictly limited, so booking is essential, you can do this via Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

 

 

Holiday Pond Dipping – 19/08/2023

Timed slots will be available between 10:00 – 12:30 and 14.00 – 15:30

All nets and equipment will be provided, no experience necessary as there will be helpers to guide you.

Entrance is FREE for participants, all children must be accompanied. Normal admission to the Reserve applies for non Friends’ Members.

All Places must be booked and are limited to 8 persons for each session (adults and accompanied children)

Bookings can be made at the Visitor Centre or by calling 01403 756238.

PLEASE NOTE – This event will be dependant on there being sufficient water in the dipping ponds, please check before attending on the day

 

Summer Tree Id – 23/08/2023

Join one of our wardens on this guided walk at the reserve to learn what to look out for.

Time: 10 am – 12 noon

Friends of WLNR Members – FREE.  Non-members – £4.00

Bookings can be made at the Visitor Centre or by calling 01403 756238.

 

 

 

Dragons and Damsels – 18/07/2023

An insight to the world of these amazing insects with one of the Wardens.

Meet at the Visitor Centre at 08.00, expected to last about 2 hours.

Friends of WLNR Members  FREE,  Non-members £4.00.

Booking is essential as places are limited, book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

Holiday Pond Dipping – 26/07/2023

Timed slots will be available between 10:00 – 12:30 and 14.00 – 15:30

All nets and equipment will be provided, no experience necessary as there will be helpers to guide you.

Entrance is FREE for participants, all children must be accompanied. Normal admission to the Reserve applies for non Friends’ Members.

All Places must be booked and are limited to 8 persons for each session (adults and accompanied children)

Bookings can be made at the Visitor Centre or by calling 01403 756238.

PLEASE NOTE – This event will be dependant on there being sufficient water in the dipping ponds, please check before attending on the day

Seasonal Walk – 08/07/2023

A guided walk round the reserve with one of our volunteers to see some of its summer flora and fauna on land and water.

Friends of WLNR Members – FREE

Non-members – £4.00

Time: 8.30 am – 10.30 am

Venue: Meet outside the Visitor Centre, Warnham LNR

Booking is essential, book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

Floral Craft Workshop – 28/06/2023

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 try.

£29 per person, including all materials and refreshments.

Please bring your own secateurs, scissors and a box or crate in which to take your arrangement home.

Sessions: 10.00 am to 12 noon or 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited.

Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

Wildflower Identification Walk – 10/06/2023

Join one of our Wardens on a guided walk from 10.00 – 12.00 identifying the many wildflowers that call the Reserve home.

Friends of WLNR Members – FREE

Non-members – £4.00

Booking will be essential as places are strictly limited.

Book at the Visitor Centre or by calling 01403 756238.

The Joy of Nature, Evening Talk 14/06/2023

A presentation by Richard Sharman, Associate Member of The Royal Photographic Society and Surrey Photographic Association Judge.

This talk covers his approach to taking stunning wildlife images, all in locations in the South East of England.

It includes an array of behavioural images of birds, animals, amphibians and insects, and is full of tips and ideas to give you a better chance of increasing your photographic success rate.

The talk also covers some key aspects of Camera Craft, including an understanding of Depth of Field achieving Sharpness and controlling light through the Exposure Triangle.

19.30 in the Visitor Centre WLNR, Friends’ members FREE, others £4.

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited.

Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

Creepy Crawly Quiz Trail – 25/06/2023 – CANCELLED

Follow the trail to learn about the insects and other creepy crawlies that live on the reserve and find some of the
answers to our quiz. You may know some already!
Booking and cost details will be available shortly.

Dawn Chorus – 07/05/2023 FULLY BOOKED

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 and a hot drink. No unaccompanied children.

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited.

Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

 

Heritage Walk – 22/04/2023 – Up At The Big House CANCELLED NOW

Did you know that our Millpond was re-designed in the past by the occupants of two ‘big houses’ to improve their view?

Learn on this walk guided by Richard Symonds where these houses were situated, and how the families who owned them shaped their surroundings over the years.

Friends of WLNR Members – FREE  Non-members – Adults £4.00, accompanied children £2.00
Time: 10.30 am – 12 noon

Venue: meet outside the Visitor Centre, Warnham LNR

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited

Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

Sadly we have had to cancel this event, we hope to  reschedule for later in the year. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Sound Immersion Experience – 27/04/2023 SOLD OUT

Discover a new way to look after your wellbeing and experience the calming sounds of a Sound Bath within the natural environment.

Therapeutic sound can have a wide range of health benefits and also help to boost the immune system by making you feel more grounded, balanced and connected with yourself.

Taking place in the Discovery Hub, no previous experience is necessary as all will be explained before you settle into a session where you can truly unwind.

Booking is essential as places are limited, please book using the link below. No bookings can be taken at the Reserve.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/574167228637

Paint Night – 28/04/2023

Join us for our first paint night and create your own personal masterpiece.

Paint along with local artist Raymond Warren, following his step-by-step
instructions to create this modern-art inspired flowery scene.

Taking place in the Discovery Hub, this session is suitable for everyone.

All materials and instruction are included in the price.

Date: Friday 28th April

Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm

Tickets: £29.00 per person (plus booking fee). Booking is essential as places are limited.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/horsham-paint-night-summer-feelings-tickets-574393104237

Early Season Pond Dipping – 29/04/2023

Discover the world of amazing and unusual wildlife that lives under the water in our ponds.

Sessions start at 10.30 and last for 45 minutes.

Cost: £3 per head. All equipment will be provided.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited

Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

 

Sound Immersion Experience – 29/03/2023 SOLD OUT

Discover a new way to look after your wellbeing and experience the calming sounds of a Sound Bath within the natural environment.

Therapeutic sound can have a wide range of health benefits and also help to boost the immune system by making you feel more grounded, balanced and connected with yourself.

Taking place in the Discovery Hub, no previous experience is necessary as all will be explained before you settle into a session where you can truly unwind.

Booking is essential as places are limited, please book using the link below. No bookings can be taken at the Reserve.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/574156767347

Easter Trail – 7 to 10/04/2023

This will be a self-guided trail which will lead you around the Reserve searching for clues and exploring the nature around you. Please come dressed for the weather and in suitable footwear.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Session times available from 11.00 until 15.00.

£3 per child includes an Easter treat, payable on the day, card payments only.

Children can only be booked on one session per day

To book use the link below

https://bookwhen.com/warnhamlnr

Needle Felting Workshop – 22/03/2023

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

The cost will be £29 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.

Sussex Writing Retreat Workshop – 24/03/2023

Friday 24th  March
9.45am – 3.00pm

Have you ever felt inspired to write, but not sure where to start?

Join the team behind Sussex Writing Retreats as they take you through a day of creative writing and insights into the publishing world. On this one day writing workshop, use the peace and tranquillity of the Reserve as inspiration.

The session fee includes a day of writing tutorials, a 15 minute 1-2-1 with Daisy or Lisa plus tea and coffee, and entrance to the Reserve.

This workshop will run from 9.45am until 3.00pm.

£99.00 per person (payable on booking) Booking is essential as places are strictly limited.

To book, please visit Sussex Writing Retreats

 

Seasonal Walk – 25/03/2023

See the spring flora and fauna of the Reserve on this guided walk with one of our volunteers.

Friends of WLNR Members – FREE

Non-members – £4.00

Time: 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Venue: Meet outside the Visitor Centre, Warnham LNR

Please come prepared for cold and wet weather. Booking is essential as places are strictly limited.

Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

Sound Immersion Experience – 23/02/2023  SOLD OUT

Discover a new way to look after your wellbeing and experience the calming sounds of a Sound Bath within the natural environment.

Therapeutic sound can have a wide range of health benefits and also help to boost the immune system by making you feel more grounded, balanced and connected with yourself.

Taking place in the Discovery Hub, no previous experience is necessary as all will be explained before you settle into a session where you can truly unwind.

Booking is essential as places are limited, please book using the link below. No bookings can be taken at the Reserve.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/soundbath-by-the-lake-warnham-local-nature-reserve-tickets-516471428947

This event is now sold out, but if you would like to join the waiting list or register for future Sound Bath events, please email parks@horsham.gov.uk

Winter Tree Identification Walk – 22/02/2023

It can be quite easy to identify trees by the shape of their leaves, but other skills may be needed at this time of year!

Join one of our wardens on this guided walk at the reserve to learn what to look out for.

Time: 10 am – 12 noon

Friends of WLNR Members – FREE.  Non-members – £4.00

Booking will be essential as places are strictly limited.

Please book at the Visitor Centre in person or call 01403 756238.

Half Term Bug Box Making – 14 & 16/02/2023

At a loose end at half term, why not bring the little ones along and make a home for the bugs in your garden?

The Warden led sessions with be run from 10.00 – 11.00, 12.00 – 1.00 and 2.00 – 3.00.

£10 per session to cover the cost of the materials etc. This is aimed at children aged 8 and over.

Booking will be essential as places are strictly limited, and children must be accompanied by a guardian/parent.

Please book at the Visitor Centre in person or call 01403 756238.

 

New Year’s Day Walk – 01/01/2023

Shake off the cobwebs, start the new year out in the fresh air.

Explore the Reserve and its winter wildlife on a leisurely guided walk.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Start time: 10:30 am

Venue: Meet outside the Visitor Centre, WLNR

There is no charge for this event, but donations would be very welcome.

Places are limited so please book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

Christmas Come and Make – 20/12/2022

Come along and make a treat for the birds and a decoration for the Christmas Tree.

Sessions will be held at 10.00, 11.00 & 12.00. These activities are aimed at primary school aged children.

£3 per child, booking is essential, and children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Please book at the Visitor Centre in person or call 01403 756238

Christmas Wreath Workshops – 08/12/2022 & 09/12/2022

We are holding 3 of our very popular wreath making workshops on Thursday 8th December from 10.00 to 12.00, from 1.00 to 3.00 and on Friday 9th December from 10.00 to 12.00.

The cost will be £20 and includes refreshments. Please bring gardening gloves, scissors and/or secateurs and any spare greenery you may have.

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited. Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238.

 

 

Christmas Craft Workshop 09/12/2022 Afternoon

Come and have a go at making these lovely poinsettias from Italian crepe paper.

All equipment and materials will be provided.

Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm. No previous experience needed.

The cost will be £20 and includes refreshments.

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited. Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238.

 

What’s for Dinner? – 01/12/2022

A hands-on session exploring an owl’s diet by dissecting its pellets.

All equipment needed will be supplied.

Cost: Friends of WLNR members FREE, others £4

Time: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Venue: The Visitor Centre, Warnham LNR

Booking is essential as places are limited. Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

 

 

Christmas Come and Make – 03/12/2022

Come along and make a treat for the birds and a decoration for the Christmas Tree.

Sessions will be held at 10.00, 11.00 & 12.00. These activities are aimed at primary school aged children.

£3 per child, booking is essential, and children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Please book at the Visitor Centre in person or call 01403 756238

Seasonal Guided Walk – 19/11/22

As autumn turns to winter join one of our volunteers to explore the reserve on this
guided walk.

Friends of WLNR Members – FREE

Non-members – £4.00

Time: 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Venue: Meet outside the Visitor Centre, Warnham LNR

Please come prepared for cold and wet weather. Booking is essential as places are strictly limited. Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

Family Pond Dipping – 24/10/2022

Discover the world of amazing and unusual wildlife that lives under the water in our ponds.

Sessions last for 45 minutes and start at: 11.00, 12.00, 14.00 and 15.00.

Free entry for children. Standard admission fees apply for accompanying adults.

Booking is essential, via: www.bookwhen.com/warnhamlnr

 

South African Easter Cape Wanderings – 26/10/2022

Explore South Africa’s Eastern Cape with Neil Henry, as he introduces scenery and

wildlife from Camdeboo and Mountain Zebra National Parks in this illustrated talk.

Time: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, with a short break for refreshments.

Venue: The Visitor Centre, Warnham Local Nature Reserve. Booking is essential as places are limited.

Friends Members FREE, non-members £4

Please book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238

 

New Halloween Trail – 28/10/22

As it’s coming up to that spooky time of the year, we will be running a new chilling Halloween trail around the Reserve on Friday 28th October.

Fancy dress is optional, but it would be great to see those taking part in Halloween outfits. Don’t forget those wellies as it could be wet.

There will be hourly bookable slots from 10.00 until 15.00, booking is essential https://bookwhen.com/warnhamlnr

Each child will receive a themed gift on completion of the trail.

Entrance is FREE for children, but normal admission charges will apply for accompanying adults.

 

Mysteries of the Millpond – 08/10/2022 CANCELLED NOW

Our Millpond is more than just a big, muddy puddle! Find out how the iron industry and local people have
shaped its history since the 17th century on this guided walk with Richard Symonds.

Friends of WLNR Members – FREE

Non-members – Adults £4.00, Children £2.00

Time: 10.30 am – 12 noon

Venue: meet outside the Visitor Centre, Warnham LNR

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited.

Book at the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238.

 

Autumn Floral Craft – 06/10/2022

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 try.

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.

 

Bat Walk – 23/09/2022 NOW FULLY BOOKED

We are pleased to be hosting a guided Bat Walk on Friday 23rd September 2022 starting at 19.00, this is expected to last a couple of hours.

For our Members entry is free, for non members cost is £4.oo. 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).

 

Needle Felting Workshop – 20/09/2022 – NOW POSTPONED

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

The cost will be £30 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.

 

Bird Ringing – 03/09/2022 NOW FULLY BOOKED

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.

Family Pond Dipping – 31/08/2022 – CANCELLED

Sadly due to the lack of water in the dipping ponds we have had to make the decision that this event is unable to proceed.

All Places must be booked and are limited to 8 persons for each session (adults and accompanied children)

Timed slots will be allocated between 11:00 – 12:45 and 14:00 – 15:45

Bookings can be made from the link below:

https://bookwhen.com/warnhamlnr

All nets and equipment will be provided. Normal admission to the Reserve applies.

This event will be dependant on there being sufficient water in the dipping ponds, please check before attending on the day.

 

Calling Horsham’s Young Birders – 18/08/2022

A guided walk at Warnham Local Nature Reserve with MYA BAMBRICK, the passionate young wildlife
photographer and birder.

Time: 10 am – 11.30 am

AGES: 8 TO 12 YEARS
£3 per child with accompanying adults free.

Very limited places, so booking is essential.

PAYMENT ON BOOKING via Visitor Centre or call
01403 756238

Family Pond Dipping – 27/07/2022

All Places must be booked and are limited to 8 persons for each session (adults and accompanied children)

Timed slots will be allocated between 11:00 – 12:45 and 14:00 – 15:45

Bookings can be made from the link below:

https://bookwhen.com/warnhamlnr

All nets and equipment will be provided. Normal admission to the Reserve applies.

This event will be dependant on there being sufficient water in the dipping ponds, please check before attending on the day

 

 

Seasonal Guided Walk – 09/07/2022

Meet outside the Visitor Centre on Saturday 9th July at 08.30  the 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

 

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.

 

Creepy Crawly Quiz and Trail – 25/06/2022

Follow the trail to learn about the insects and other creepy
crawlies that live on the reserve and find some of the
answers to our quiz. You may know some already!
Collect a small prize for taking part.

Various times throughout the day between 11:00 and 14:30
£3 per child payable on arrival at the Reserve
Booking is essential and can be completed through
the HDC webpage for Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Horsham District Council – Booking by Bookwhen

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.

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