What's on! - Campton & Chicksands

What's on! - Campton & Chicksands

What’s on! Greensand Trust events July – September 2012 For more information and an updated list of our events please visit our website www.greensandt...

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What’s on! Greensand Trust events July – September 2012 For more information and an updated list of our events please visit our website www.greensandtrust.org Some of the events and activities may be charged for and some of the sites may have parking fees. All of the money raised through our events is reinvested into the work of the Greensand Trust conserving and enhancing our local landscape.

Search for the Emperor, Kings Wood, Heath & Reach Saturday 14th July, 10.30am – 1pm Come and discover the beautiful butterflies of Kings Wood (National Nature Reserve), home to at least 20 species of butterfly including the Purple Emperor. Booking is essential please email [email protected] £4 per adult and £2 per child, free to Greensand Trust Passport holders!

Leighton-Linslade Canal Festival, Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, Linslade Saturday 28th July, 11am – 5pm Visit the Greensand Trust stall to learn about our work and get involved in our craft activity!

Run Wild! Ampthill Park, Woburn Street, Ampthill Wednesday 1st August, 2pm - 4pm Roll your sleeves up and create art from natural materials. Get stuck into den building and play in the woods. This event is open to families with children of all ages (especially 6-13 year olds). We recommend that you wear old clothing and sturdy footwear. For further details please visit www.greensandtrust.org or contact [email protected] or phone 01525 234260

A stroll in Ampthill Park, Ampthill Great Park, Ampthill Sunday 12th August, 11am start Enjoy a walk with Senior Ranger Bob Holland around the historic landscape of Ampthill Great Park. Booking is essential please email [email protected] £4 per adult and £2 per child, free to Greensand Trust Passport holders!

For further information or to book onto any of our events please phone 01525 234260 or email [email protected]

Mon 13th Aug Tiddenfoot Waterside Park Tue 14th Aug Linslade Wood Wed 15th Aug Ampthill Park Thu 16th Aug Houghton Hall Park Fri 17th Aug Flitwick Wood Drop-in to the Bug Lab Tour between 1pm and 3pm at a site near you this summer, and join the Greensand Trust in discovering the marvelous minibeasts that live there. Help us record our findings and create a crafty creature to take home.

Summer Fayre, Rushmere Country Park, Linslade Road, Heath & Reach LU7 0EB Sunday 19th August, 11am – 4pm Join the Greensand Trust and have a family day out in Rushmere Country Park. There will be plenty for everyone to enjoy including doggie fun day activities, side show challenges and craft stalls. FREE ENTRY, normal car parking charges will apply (£2 per vehicle)

Nature Discovery Day: Wild in the Woods! Rushmere Country Park, Linslade Road, Heath & Reach Tuesday 21st August, 1pm - 3pm Join a Greensand Trust Nature Discovery Day at Rushmere and see what you discover! Learn how to track wild creatures, make a survival shelter and try some fantastic woodcrafts. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. £5 per child. To book your place please call 01525 378101

Nature Discovery Day: Fantastic Flyers! Rushmere Country Park, Linslade Road, Heath & Reach Wednesday 22nd August, 1pm - 3pm Join a Greensand Trust Nature Discovery Day at Rushmere and see what you discover! Find out about Rushmere's brilliant birds, play some fun games and make a kite from recycled materials. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. £5 per child. To book your place please call 01525 378101

Nature Discovery Day: Marvellous Minibeasts! Rushmere Country Park, Linslade Road, Heath & Reach Thursday 23rd August, 1pm - 3pm Join a Greensand Trust Nature Discovery Day at Rushmere and see what you discover! Hunt for creepy-crawlies in the meadow, make insect-inspired natural art and create a craft to take home. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. £5 per child. To book your place please call 01525 378101

For further information or to book onto any of our events please phone 01525 234260 or email [email protected]

A Wild Night Out! Rushmere Country Park, Linslade Road, Heath & Reach Friday 24th August, 7.30pm - 10.30pm Experience the dark side of the Park on an after-hours adventure. Discover the wonderful creatures that come out as the sun goes down on a night-time walk with the rangers. Finish the evening with hot chocolate and a bedtime story. Bring a torch! £7 per adult, £5 per child, £20 family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children). To book your place please call 01525 378101

Nature Discovery Day: Wet and Wild! Poplars Garden Centre, Toddington Tuesday 28th August, 10am - 12pm Join a Greensand Trust Nature Discovery Day at Wadelows Nature Reserve and see what you discover! Get ready for a close encounter with the creatures that live in the pond and create a dazzling dragonfly craft to take home. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. £5 per child. To book your place please call 01525 378101

Nature Discovery Day: What a Hoot! Poplars Garden Centre, Toddington Wednesday 29th August, 10am - 12pm Join a Greensand Trust Nature Discovery Day at Wadelows Nature Reserve and see what you discover! Wadelows is home to some awesome owls. Find out more about how they live, what they eat and create a craft to take home. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. £5 per child. To book your place please call 01525 378101

Nature Discovery Day: Marvellous Minibeasts! Poplars Garden Centre, Toddington Thursday 30th August, 10am - 12pm Join a Greensand Trust Nature Discovery Day at Wadelows Nature Reserve and see what you discover! Come for a close-up look at the creepy-crawlies that live in the meadow and make a creature craft to take home. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. £5 per child. To book your place please call 01525 378101

Guided walk around Bromham Saturday 29th September, 11am Enjoy a walk with Senior Ranger Bob Holland around a site managed by the Greensand Trust in Bromham. £4 per adult and £2 per child, free to Greensand Trust Passport holders! To book your place please email [email protected] or call 01525 234260

For further information or to book onto any of our events please phone 01525 234260 or email [email protected]

For all of our events children under 16 must be accompanied by and adult. All our guided walks have to be booked in advance. If you would like to be sent details (via email) of our events and other activities of the Greensand Trust please email [email protected] and request to be put on the highlights mailing list.

Passport 2012 is a series of walks held throughout the year. Look out for this symbol

in our events programme.

They will explore a range of habitats from woodlands to heathlands; discover wildlife, including birds, mammals and butterflies, and seasonal plants; and get to know your local area with expert leaders. A Greensand Trust passport costs £25 adult £12 child (under 16 years)

The Passport entitles holders to attend walks and make a saving on the cost of booking separately! Costs per walk if booked separately will be £4 per adult and £2 per child. Passport holders will still need to phone and confirm a place on walks, as places may be limited on certain walks and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. To purchase a Passport please contact [email protected] or phone 01525 234260.

So what are you waiting for? Purchase your Passport today and start walking!

For further information or to book onto any of our events please phone 01525 234260 or email [email protected]