Archive for August 2011

Bedfordshire, Sandy – The Lodge Golden Summer Minibeast safari

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Price: Adults free. Children 4.00. RSPB Wildlife Explorers 3.00.Booking essentialCome and help the RSPB celebrate our 50 years at The Lodge. Kids love finding creepy crawlies. They will have a great time discovering some of the fascinating minibeasts that live on the reserve. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.Bedfordshire, Sandyhttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-269591Bedfordshire, Sandy



Cambridgeshire, Fen Drayton Lakes – Deadly Dozen Bug Hunt

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Price: RSPB Wildlife Explorers 1, other children 2, accompanying adults free. FREE childrens places available on production of a Cambridgeshire Guided Busway ticket and voucher from the busway press.Booking essentialThe RSPB are running a series of summer bug-hunting expeditions for families to discover our top 12 predatory mini beasts. Each expedition will end with explorers choosing their favourites. Children must be accompanied.Cambridgeshire, Fen Drayton Lakeshttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-275996Cambridgeshire, Fen Drayton Lakes



Newmarket, Suffolk – The Cambridgeshire Meeting

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

National Equestrian EventNewmarket, Suffolkhttp://www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk/Newmarket, Suffolk



Norfolk – Norwich Wine Festival

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Throughout September, bars and restaurants across the Norwich area will be showcasing delicious wines for you to enjoy. Whether you are a connoisseur or would just like to try something different – the Norwich Wine Festival is about enjoying good wine in the Citys most wine-savvy venues.Norfolkhttp://www.visitnorfolk.co.ukNorfolk



The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset – Smuggling Tour – Weymouth

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Smuggling Tour of the Old Harbour Area. Visiting many harbourside Inns and alleyways to tell smuggling and pirate tales from the past 600 years 5 per adult, 2 per child (Under 16yrs – under 4 yrs free) ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT Tickets available from Weymouth Tourist Information Center, Pavilion Theatre Call 01305 785747 (Booking advisable) For further information call 07771 824495 SUBJECT TO WEATHERThe Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorsethttp://www.pikeandshot.comThe Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset



The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset – Smuggling Tour – Weymouth

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Smuggling Tour of the Old Harbour Area. Visiting many harbourside Inns and alleyways to tell smuggling and pirate tales from the past 600 years 5 per adult, 2 per child (Under 16yrs – under 4 yrs free) ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT Tickets available from Weymouth Tourist Information Center, Pavilion Theatre Call 01305 785747 (Booking advisable) For further information call 07771 824495 SUBJECT TO WEATHERThe Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorsethttp://www.pikeandshot.comThe Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset



The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset – Smuggling Tour – Weymouth

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Smuggling Tour of the Old Harbour Area. Visiting many harbourside Inns and alleyways to tell smuggling and pirate tales from the past 600 years 5 per adult, 2 per child (Under 16yrs – under 4 yrs free) ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT Tickets available from Weymouth Tourist Information Center, Pavilion Theatre Call 01305 785747 (Booking advisable) For further information call 07771 824495 SUBJECT TO WEATHERThe Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorsethttp://www.pikeandshot.comThe Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset



Essex – Go, go Garden…! at Wat Tyler Country Park

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Mini sports day.Price: 3 per child per sessionBooking essentialJoin our education team as they get creative with nature. Go on have fun and get hands on in the great outdoors.Essexhttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-248546Essex



Norfolk – 3rd Annual Holt Beer Festival

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Fundraising Beer Festival in aid of Holt Round Table and Holt Community Centre.18 Local Real Ales and a selection of Ciders.Wine and soft drinks also available.BBQ and Entertainment both evenings.Norfolkhttp://www.visitnorfolk.co.ukNorfolk



Cemaes Bay, Wales – Anglesey Beer Festival 2011 (Festival)

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Anglesey Beer Festival, an event that lets you sample the delights of our countrys favourite traditional drinks.Come to Anglesey and see what the beer festival has to offer – its your perfect chance to escape to the countryside, sit back, relax and be merry! Cemaes Bay, Waleshttp://www.angleseybeerfestival.com/Cemaes Bay, Wales



Dartmoor, Devon – BHS TREC Championships of Great Britain

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

National Equestrian EventDartmoor, Devonhttp://www.bhs.org.uk/Dartmoor, Devon



Glastonbury, Somerset – Gardening Show, The Foyal Bath and West Showground

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

The National Gardening Show is an ideal day out for gardening fans – the event showcases the finest in Autumn gardening, with lots of features that are unique to the show, advice from experts, and help on how to grow your own plants and vegetables. Whether you?re an experienced or beginner, you will enjoy the event, as will food lovers and people hoping to learn new crafts and discover hidden talents!Glastonbury, Somersethttp://www.bathandwest.com/national-gardening/95/Glastonbury, Somerset



High West Street, Weymouth, Dorset – Haunted Harbour Tour

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Haunted Harbour Tour of Old Weymouth – Come and discover the long forgotten haunts of history around the famous Old Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Harbour. Many of the harbour side Inns have reputed haunted happenings and sightings. High West Street, Weymouth, Dorsethttp://www.pikeandshot.comHigh West Street, Weymouth, Dorset



Doncaster, Yorkshire – St Leger Festival

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

National Equestrian EventDoncaster, Yorkshirehttp://www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk/Doncaster, Yorkshire



Bressingham, Norfolk – Jaguar Drivers Club Rally

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Event organised by Jaguar Area 29 SuffolkThis is an externally organised Car Rally event.We are expecting around 60 carsBressingham, Norfolkhttp://www.jaguardriver.co.uk/html/Bressingham, Norfolk



Birmingham, Sandwell Valley – Holiday Wildlife Club

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Price: WEX members – 12; Non- members – 14Booking essentialLots of activities ? art and crafts, bird watching, pond dipping games and other outdoor activities.12 – 14 year oldsBirmingham, Sandwell Valleyhttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-285578Birmingham, Sandwell Valley



Essex – Go, go Garden…! at Wat Tyler Country Park

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Mini sports day.Price: 3 per child per sessionBooking essentialJoin our education team as they get creative with nature. Go on have fun and get hands on in the great outdoors.Essexhttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-248546Essex



Bressingham, Norfolk – The Bressingham Gardens – Plants and Gardeners Weekend

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

einstating the Garden event started in 1978The 17 acre Bressingham Gardens, which include the world famous Alan Bloom Dell Garden and Adrian Blooms Foggy Bottom Garden, are reinstating a special September gardeners weekend, a tradition going back to the first in 1978, 31 years ago.Plants and Gardener?s Weekend – September 3rd and 4th 2011Most gardens are well past their best by this time of year, but the gardens at Bressingham are still at their peak.A good time to visit, enjoy late flowering perennials and ornamental  [...]



Addington, Buckinghamshire – British Show Horse National Championships

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

National Equestrian EventAddington, Buckinghamshirehttp://www.britishshowhorse.org/Addington, Buckinghamshire



Norfolk – Norfolk Food Festival

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Highlights of the annual festival which is becoming larger every year include: A Moveable Feast when more than 600 diners will enjoy a three course dinner at three different restaurants across the city of Norwich; a major food debate at the John Innes Centre to tackle the key issues for farming, food production and for the retail customer; the Norfolk Food Awards which single out the success stories of the countys food producers; the Annual Battle of the Bangers when the countys leading butchers compete  [...]



Merseyside – Liverbird Watching & Nature Discovery Cruises

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Mersey Ferries, National Museums Liverpool and the RSPB have joined forces to once again host the hugely popular Liverbird Discovery Cruises on the River Mersey and out into the bay. The cruises are perfect for all the family and to those whom are both new and experienced watchers. Previous sightings have included long-tailed skuas, peregrine falcons, osprey and Atlantic grey seals. The RSPB will provide a running commentary and experts will be on hand to answer your questions. Picking up at Seacombe 11.00am, Liverpool Cruise  [...]



Birmingham – Tours of J.W. Evans Silver Factory

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

English Heritage stepped in to rescue J. W. Evans Silver Factory in 2008 and following the completion of a series of repairs, the site will open to the public in summer 2011 on a pre-booked guided-tour basis only. Time: 10.30, 12 and 2.30 (tours last an hour and a half)Established in 1881, J. W. Evans is one of the most complete surviving historic factories in Birminghams Jewellery Quarter. To walk into the factory today is to enter a lost industrial world.Behind the frontage of four  [...]



Norfolk, Titchwell Marsh nature reserve – Marvellous moths

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Join this FREE event outside the visitor centre to examine some of the fantastic moths that have been caught in the moth trap the previous evening. The event lasts around 60 minutes. Just turn up, booking is not essential.Norfolk, Titchwell Marsh nature reservehttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-273412Norfolk, Titchwell Marsh nature reserve



Scorton, nr Richmond, North Yorkshire – North Yorkshire Vintage Machinery Society Vintage Working Weekend and Rally

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

North Yorkshire Vintage Machinery Society Vintage Working Weekend and RallyScorton, nr Richmond, North Yorkshirehttp://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/nyvmsScorton, nr Richmond, North Yorkshire



Norfolk – Norfolk Arts, Crafts and Design Festival

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

This years arts, crafts & design show, held in the exhibition hall of the Norfolk Showground will showcase some Britains best artisan and craft manufacturers in the UK. .Norfolkhttp://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/things-to-do-norfolkNorfolk



Cleveland – Seals at Greatham Creek

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Price: Free for everyoneLet them introduce you to the adorable seals at Greatham Creek – theyll be frolicking in the water or sunbathing on the mud.Rhian and her team of volunteers will be at the seal viewpoint to show you all the seals antics from Wednesday to Sunday every week until the end of October.Clevelandhttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-286207Cleveland



East Riding of Yorkshire – Wader Wednesdays – Spotlight on variety

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Price: 3 adult. Free to RSPB members.Come and see the wonderful colours and shapes of the birds that love mud – the waders. Guides will be on hand on these Wednesdays (fortnightly from 27th July to 21st Sept) to help you work out this tricky group of birds. Each Wednesday they will focus on a different feature of these birds that love mud. Join them at anytime throughout the dayEast Riding of Yorkshirehttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-267839East Riding of Yorkshire



Eltham Palace, London – Medieval Tours

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Join an expert guide to tour the remains of the Royal Medieval Palace at Eltham. You will explore the ruins in the grounds and the guide will examine the history of the Palace from 1066 through to the Restoration. The tour will finish in Edward IVs Great Hall.Tours last approx. 1 hour. Time: 11.30am and 2pmTours are regularly over subscribed so we strongly recommend advance booking of the tour. Please call the site on 0208 294 2548 to book a place on the tour. Payment  [...]