Events

Shrewsbury – FitKid Shrewsbury Holiday Club

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

3-8yr olds. Fun and games to get kids active. Free healthy snack and free craft activity. Bookings in advance – call Karina on 08445 606432 or email. Payable on the day. 10am – 12pm. 5 per child.Shrewsburywww.fitkid.co.ukShrewsbury



Norfolk, Titchwell Marsh nature reserve – Pond dipping for children

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Price: Adult 3 Child free. (1 discount for RSPB members)Booking essentialJoin us at the pond for a spot of pond dipping. Leeches, water boatmen, nymphs, larvae and maybe even a stickleback or two await your child?s net! All equipment provided.You can book by calling 01485 210779. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as space around the pond is limited. Children MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult.Norfolk, Titchwell Marsh nature reservehttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-273428Norfolk, Titchwell Marsh nature reserve



West Yorkshire, Fairburn Ings – Birdwatching for Beginners

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Price: 3 non-members, 2 RSPB members, children half priceBooking essentialIf you or your mini nature lovers are interested in getting the insiders guide to spotting wildlife then this is the perfect intro for you. If you have your own binoculars bring them along or they have a selection available to borrow.West Yorkshire, Fairburn Ingshttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-286041West Yorkshire, Fairburn Ings



Hertfordshire – Red Kites at Knebworth

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Price: Standard admission charge for Knebworth House applies but RSPB viewpoint free.Come and see the RSPB in the adventure playground at Knebworth House for the chance to see soaring red kites! Learn about these fantastic birds that are nesting nearby. Find out too about other birdsof prey and take part in family activities.Hertfordshirehttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-285946Hertfordshire



Norfolk – Festival 2011 Hand in Hand

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Norfolkhttp://www.visitnorfolk.co.ukNorfolk



Baddesley Clinton, West Midlands – Wild Child Family Fun Day

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Get out and about this August with storytelling, wildlife workshops and crafts. Normal admission charges apply, plus 2 per child. Booking is not required for this event. For more information please call 01564 783294.Baddesley Clinton, West Midlandshttp://www.nationaltrust.org.ukBaddesley Clinton, West Midlands



Beaumaris, Wales – Archaeology Tour (Guided Walk)

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Explore Angleseys rich archaeology in the company of expert guides, take in the beauty of the islands countryside and seascapes and enjoy good food and hospitality. Weekend breaks/holiday packages. More fieldtrips than guided tours for all those interested in the Celtic past. Beaumaris, Waleshttp://www.ancientfootprints.co.uk/Beaumaris, Wales



Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

The Midlands top Folk Festival! Headliners for 2011 include The Imagined Village, The Cecil Sharpe Project, Bellowhead, Oysterband, Show of Hands, Kepa Junkera Band, Cara Dillon and 17 Hippies.Shrewsburywww.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.ukShrewsbury



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

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Nature walk & journey stick.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



Shrewsbury – Concert in the Round

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Music for Recorder and Piano presented by Baroquenroll. 12.40 ? 1.20pm. Free.Shrewsburywww.stchadschurchshrewsbury.comShrewsbury



Orkney – The Loons Hide Surgery Session

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Price: FreeJoin the RSPB Warden in the Loons Hide whatever the weather to see Wildfowl and waders. You may also see singing sedge warblers, reed buntings and hear the odd scream from the elusive water rail. Hunting hen harrier and short-eared owls are a possibility and the target species is the black-tailed godwit. The warden will be available to show you birds, help with identification, answer your questions and point you in the direction of other good bird-watching areas on Orkney.Orkneyhttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-276822Orkney



Dorset, Weymouth – Go batty at RSPB Radipole Lake nature reserve

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Price: RSPB members 2, non-members 5.Booking essentialAll welcome! You?ll have the chance to see and hear up to six species of bat – from Britain?s largest bat, the Noctule bat to the smallest, the Pipestrelle bat.Dorset, Weymouthhttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-280357Dorset, Weymouth



Suffolk, Brandon – Moth night

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Come and join local enthusiast Lee Gregory to discover the marvellous moths of the reserve. The evening will begin with an introductory talk, followed by a visit to each moth trap to see a wide range of insects of all shapes and sizes. Please bring a torch and insect repellent.Suffolk, Brandonhttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-262959Suffolk, Brandon



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



Horsham, West Sussex – Rudgwick Steam & Country Show

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

The 25th Rudgwick Steam & Country Show will once again bring together a wonderful array of the great British past and present with stunning exhibits, animals and displays of all kinds from all over the country. With the sights and sounds of the beautifully restored vehicles and exhibits of the past pondering around the site. Learn and see how things were done in the past with our numerous demonstrations and displays over this spectacular 44 acre site. See and stroke the heavy horses and take [...]



Kent, Dungeness – Family event – wildlife safari

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Price: RSPB Wildlife Explorer members 1.50, non-members 3, accompanying adults free.Booking essentialJoin an RSPB expert guide on a two-hour adventure looking at the amazing variety of birds, butterflies, bugs and underwater creatures that live at Dungeness. Kent, Dungenesshttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-251197Kent, Dungeness



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



Kent, Dungeness – Family event – pond-dipping

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Price: RSPB Wildlife Explorer members 1.50, non-members 3, accompanying adults free.Booking essentialBeetles, dragonfly nymphs and lots of other amazing creatures may be found as we explore the underwater wildlife of Dungeness.Kent, Dungenesshttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-251199Kent, Dungeness



Dumfries, Southwick – Family Fun Fridays

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Hands-on activity, Dumfries and GallowayTreasure trails, beach art competition, face painting and more. Have fun with nature at RSPB Mersehead reserveDumfries, Southwickhttp://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-269742Dumfries, Southwick



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

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Nature walk & journey stick.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



Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire – Medieval Life

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Soak up the atmosphere of medieval life at Old Sarum with traditional crafts, pastimes and demonstrations in our encampment – or learn some traditional dance moves as our musicians entertain you. Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshirehttp://www.english-heritage.org.ukOld Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire



Scarborough Castle, Scarborough – Swashbuckling Pirates & Time Travellers Go?Pirate Academy

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Join a duo of fighting Pirates at Scarborough Castle. See the Pirates go head to head in a clash of cutlasses and meet the real lady Pirate, Mary Read too. Plus plenty of hands on activities for children throughout the day. Scarborough Castle, Scarboroughhttp://www.english-heritage.org.ukScarborough Castle, Scarborough



Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire – Gruesome Weekend & Time Travellers Go?.Gruesome

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Discover the head chopping antics of King Henry VIII with light hearted performances of, ?Top of the Chops!?. Take on a gruesome trail around the abbey, Plus Time Traveller activities each day. Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshirehttp://www.english-heritage.org.ukWhitby Abbey, North Yorkshire



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 [...]



Peveril Castle, Castleton, Derbyshire – A Grand Medieval Quest

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Do you have what it takes to protect the castle from battling barons and save us from invasion? Climb to the castle keep and look out for clues, then visit the Medieval Knight to hear tales of revolt. Complete the quest to earn a special reward. Peveril Castle, Castleton, Derbyshirehttp://www.english-heritage.org.ukPeveril Castle, Castleton, Derbyshire



The Pencil, Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland – Largs Viking Festival & The Battle of Largs

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

In 1263 this was the last Viking invasion of mainland Britain. The Largs Viking Festival opens with a parade, builds an authentic Viking village and ends with Party at the Pencil, which recreates the battle. Battle re-enactment at 7.30pm.The Pencil, Largs, Ayrshire, Scotlandhttp://www.largsvikingfestival.com/The Pencil, Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland



Dover Castle, Dover – Time Travellers Go… Seafaring Anchors aweigh!

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Set sail on a nautical adventure as you learn the ropes of seafaring, 1800s style. Prepare for naval battle, enjoy plenty of hands-on activties and find out about life on the open seas in days gone by. Dover Castle, Doverhttp://www.english-heritage.org.ukDover Castle, Dover



Wrest Park, Bedfordshire – Wrest Park Craft & Design Festival

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Traditional classic skills & contemporary design-led crafts at one major event. Indulge yourself – or buy that special gift. Browse & buy from a selection of glass, jewellery, art, leather, ceramics, wood, textiles, metal and more. Wrest Park, Bedfordshirehttp://www.english-heritage.org.ukWrest Park, Bedfordshire