Events on 8th April 2019

Dawn Chorus Walk

Arundel Wetland Centre

Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex

8th April 2019, 05:45 - 09:30

Be an early bird and enjoy the morning music as the reserve comes awake. Our WWT expert will help you ID the many spring species, its a unique way to experience the reserve.
Doors 5.45, walk at 6 am £12 pp – does not include admission to the grounds after 9.30am

Zog Trail

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Kent

1st January 2019 - 5th January 2020

Head out on an exciting forest journey at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest with Zog and his friends!

Follow the trail through the woods to find familiar characters from the story, collect stars as you learn like Zog did at dragon school, and complete interesting challenges along the way.
This family day out is even better with one of our Zog activity packs. Inside you'll find a special lens which reveals hidden pictures along the trail, a booklet with fun activities, and a Zog mask to help make your day picture perfect.
Pick up your activity pack for £3 from the visitor centre.

Don't forget to share your family snaps from the trail on our Facebook page @Bedgeburypinetum or on Instagram @lovebedgebury with #ZogTrail!

Lambing Time

Coombes Farm Experience

Church farm, Coombes, Lancing, Sussex

16th March 2019 - 23rd April 2019

Open 9.30am - 4pm.
Set in the South Downs, see over 1,000 lambs and 80 calves being born.

The Art of Trees outdoor exhibition

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Kent

1st April 2019 - 20th March 2020

The Art of Trees outdoor exhibition showcases the Bedgebury National Pinetum tree collection.

Using new and unique artworks from the Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society, the exhibition highlights the beauty and diversity of the Bedgebury's plants.

What better way to celebrate 100 years of forestry than with an art exhibition of specially created, botanically accurate drawings and paintings set against the backdrop of the National Pinetum's stunning tree collection. Eleven members of the Florilegium Society have produced over 100 drawings and paintings based on the annual life cycle of both coniferous and broadleaved specimen trees in the pinetum for the exhibition. The works depict popular native trees such as the oak (Quercus robur) as well as significant trees in conservation terms. One example growing successfully at Bedgebury is the Franklin tree (Franklinia alatamaha), which is classed as “extinct in the wild” by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and hasn’t been seen in its native USA since 1803.

Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society are a group of highly skilled artists who volunteer their time to capture all stages of the life cycle of the Bedgebury tree collection. This unique outdoor exhibition has been created by the Florilegium with support from the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum, Forestry England, and professional scanners and designers.

The composite images created from the artworks are displayed on weather-proof boards situated amongst the trees at Bedgebury. The frames have been made specifically for the exhibition out of wood milled from Bedgebury’s trees. The wooden frames include cuts from a noble cypress raised at the Alice Holt Research Station and planted at Bedgebury in 1981 plus Lawson cypress (x Cupressocyparis notabilis), larch (Larix decidua), cedar (Cryptomeria) and Sicilian fir (Abies nebrodensis).

Pick up a Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum magazine from the Visitor Centre on arrival at Bedgebury to enjoy the exhibition and read the stories behind the exhibition. Or download a copy to find out more before you visit.

Have you already visited the exhibition?
Please take a few minutes to let us know your feedback by completing our survey on forestryengland.uk/bedgebury/events/the-art-of-trees

The Art of Trees outdoor exhibition

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Kent

1st April 2019 - 29th March 2020

The Art of Trees outdoor exhibition showcases Bedgebury’s tree collection. Using new and unique artworks from the Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society, the free exhibition highlights the beauty and diversity of the pinetum's plants.
In this, the Forestry Commission's centenary year, what better way to celebrate than with an art exhibition of specially created, botanically accurate drawings and paintings set against the backdrop of the National Pinetum's stunning tree collection. Over 100 detailed studies of the National Pinetum's trees, both conifers and broadleaves are on display.

Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society is a group of highly skilled artists who volunteer their time to capture all stages of the life cycle of the Bedgebury tree collection. This unique outdoor exhibition has been created in partnership with the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum. The composite images created from the artworks are displayed on weather-proof boards framed with Bedgebury timber and are spread out amongst the trees.

A catalogue about the exhibition is available at the visitor centre (suggested donation £1). To find out more visit forestryengland.uk/bedgebury/events/the-art-of-trees

Big Forest Find

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Kent

1st April 2019 - 31st October 2019

The Forestry Commission is inviting people to join the biggest ever survey of England’s forest wildlife as part of its centenary celebrations. The Big Forest Find is taking place in the nation’s forests, as volunteers and visitors embark on a journey of discovery through England’s wooded landscapes. From birds and butterflies to insects and plant life on the forest floor, the information recorded will paint a better picture of England’s forest biodiversity. Forestry England is encouraging people from all walks of life, seasoned naturalists to budding wildlife enthusiasts, to take part and record forest wildlife through the seasons using the free app iNaturalist.

To find out how to take part visit forestryengland.uk/bedgebury/big-forest-find

The Big Forest Find is part of the Forestry Commission centenary in 2019 and the Year of Green Action - a year-long drive to help people to connect with, protect and enhance nature.

Lego challenge at Arundel Museum

Arundel Museum

Mill Road, Arundel

6th April 2019 - 12th April 2019

Over the week we want to build a castle and a city!
£5 per child including a drink and a biscuit. Parents/Guardians to accompany children.
Limited places please book in advance.
Saturday April 6th - 2 pm -3.30 pm
Sunday April 7th - 10.30 am-12 pm
Monday April 8th, Thursday 11th, Friday 12th - two sessions each day - 10.30 am = 12 pm and 2 pm -3.30 pm
Tel: 01903 885866
e mail office@arundelmuseum.org

Bertram Bunny’s Easter Adventure 2019

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

6th April 2019 - 22nd April 2019

Hop along to Borde Hill Garden for Bertram Bunny’s Easter Adventure

Spot the signs of spring whilst exploring the Garden on the daily Easter trail. Hetty the Hen has surprisingly laid ten golden eggs, which Bertram Bunny has hidden from Felix the Fox before he eats them for his supper. Find the golden eggs and solve some puzzles along the way to receive a delicious chocolate treat.

During the trail, challenge the family to a game of crazy golf, or an egg and spoon race on the lawn. Children can also let off steam in the new Adventure Playground, navigating their way through a series of exciting new equipment, including a thrilling zip wire for the most adventurous. It’s all the inspiration you need for a cracking day out!

There will be daily crafts for children to create an Easter-themed masterpiece to take home, with a small additional charge of £1 to cover the cost of materials. Why not visit the Easter photo booth for a selfie with family and friends, perhaps showcasing some of the crafts you have made. Enter the #bordehilleaster photo competition to win a family membership.

Fuel up for your adventures with a delicious Easter-themed treat from the Gardeners’ Retreat Café, or cool down with an ice-cream or drink from the new playground Coffee Cabin.

Spring is also a magical time to explore the Garden and Woodland, with an abundance of flowering magnolias, camellias, hellebores, daffodils and rhododendrons. Picnics and dogs on leads welcome.

£2 per trail, plus Garden admission, to include a delicious chocolate prize. FREE to Friends.

Easter Giant Duck Trial

Arundel Wetland Centre

Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex

6th April 2019 - 22nd April 2019

Find the cheeky yellow ducks visiting their real life cousins around the wetlands during the Easter holidays! Poo-ology workshops, pond dipping, boat safaris and kids crafts all included in your admission price.

A Hopping Easter Adventure

Fishers Farm Park

Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex

6th April 2019 - 21st April 2019

Egg-perience ‘A Hopping Easter Adventure’ at Fishers Farm this Easter holidays! Meet the Easter bunny and Blossom the Spring Queen in the egg-citing, family favourite, ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ (Easter Weekend Only). Follow the clues all around the Farm to find a delicious surprise that will be waiting for you!

Hop over to the Animal Encounters Barn to see the cute newborn lambs, some lucky visitors might get to bottle feed them in our daily Farm Shows! Meet other fluffy friends, there are chicks, baby goats, baby bunnies and so much more to be seen in our daily Animal Handling Sessions and Farm Show. Witness egg-cellent magic in the Barn Theatre during the daily Magic Shows – guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face! Jump aboard the Tractor & Trailer Ride and see the animals in all the fields, bump around the Barrel Bug Safari and become a dare devil on our thrilling Sky Fall… all this and so much more!

Don’t miss out on the ultimate Easter adventure day out the whole family will enjoy.
Book your admission tickets online for a discounted rate!

Trail of the Golden Goose

The True CRIME Museum

Palace Avenue Arcade, White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex

6th April 2019 - 22nd April 2019

Cunning conman ‘Albumen Yolk’ has just pulled off a stunning art theft… now he’s on the run with the priceless ‘GOLDEN GOOSE EGG’.
Come on a wild goose chase to unlock Albumen’s MYSTERY CLUES, solve his 3-D PUZZLES and MIND-BENDERS to lead you to the GOLDEN EGG!
Easter Holiday Family Fun!
10am-5pm everyday from 6th April 2019 - 22nd April 2019
General admissions apply.