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Apr
28
Sun
Free event: Helping wildlife by submitting records of what you see @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nature Talk and Walk: Helping wildlife by submitting records of what you see – the why and how

We are kicking off our Spring–Summer 2019 programme of ‘Nature Talks and Walks’ with a free event that will look at how we can all be ‘citizen scientists’ and not just spot wildlife but submit records of what we have seen.

The event will begin with a short talk in our Visitor Centre exploring why it is important for nature conservation that we submit records and explaining how to go about it. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to go on a guided walk of the park to demonstrate how what has been learned can be put into practice.

Who is this event for?

This event is suitable for adults, as well as accompanied teenagers who are looking to learn more about the natural world.

Do you need a ticket?

Although this is a free event, you still need to book a ticket in order to attend, because space is limited in our Visitor Centre.

What to bring

No equipment is needed, but please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear.

May
5
Sun
History Walk 2019 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
History Walk 2019 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre

The History Walk is an opportunity to learn about the history of the area that is now Highfield Park.  The walk this year will focus on the area around Cell Barnes , with some fascinating aerial view photos to look at before we go out into the Park to look at the same area in 2019. At each stop, Trustees explain its significance and welcome questions and additional information from the participating walkers.

It starts and finishes from the Visitor Centre, which is adjacent to a free car park that will be open for the event. There is no need to book in advance, although upon arrival the Trust asks for a small donation of £3 to assist in its work, but this is entirely voluntary.

May
19
Sun
Bugs and beetles – and what they feed on @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nature Talk and Walk: Bugs and beetles – and what they feed on

This event will begin with a short talk in our Visitor Centre giving pointers on what bugs and beetles we might find in the park and where to look. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to go on a guided walk of the park to put what has been learned into practice, using some of the park’s equipment.

The event is part of out Spring–Summer 2019 programme of ‘Nature Talks and Walks’.

Who is this event for?

This event is suitable for adults, as well as accompanied teenagers who are looking to learn more about the natural world. No prior knowledge is required.

Do you need a ticket?

You need to book a ticket in order to attend because space is limited in our Visitor Centre, and there is a small charge for tickets that will go to support the park’s charitable aims.

What to bring

No equipment is needed, but please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear.

Jun
9
Sun
Mini-beast Safari 2019 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mini-beast Safari 2019 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre

The Highfield Park Trust Mini-beast Safari is an educational event and will be ticketed in order that numbers can be restricted. We want the participants to get as much as they can from this wonderfully excilerating experience, which has captivated both young and old alike. It is run from the Visitor Centre and, although a recent addition to the events itinerary, it has always been well supported. We advise that you book early to avoid disappointment. Please note that a free car park is situated adjacent to the Visitor Centre.

Jun
16
Sun
Getting to know bird calls and birdsong @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nature Talk and Walk: Getting to know bird calls and birdsong

This event will begin with a short talk in our Visitor Centre giving some examples of easy-to-learn bird calls and birdsong and tips on how you can improve your skills. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to go on a guided walk to listen for and identify the birds that can be found in the park.

The event is part of out Spring–Summer 2019 programme of ‘Nature Talks and Walks’.

Who is this event for?

This event is suitable for adults, as well as accompanied teenagers who are looking to learn more about the natural world. No prior knowledge is required.

Do you need a ticket?

You need to book a ticket in order to attend because space is limited in our Visitor Centre, and there is a small charge for tickets that will go to support the park’s charitable aims.

A perfect Father’s Day gift

This event is taking place on Father’s Day, and we think that it would make a very nice gift.

What to bring

No equipment is needed, but please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. If you have a pair of binoculars, you might find these useful, but they are not essential.

Jul
3
Wed
Mamma Mia : Here We go Again @ Highfield Park Pavilion
Jul 3 @ 9:30 pm – 11:15 pm

Doors Open at 8pm

 

Jul
4
Thu
Bohemian Rhapsody @ Highfield Park Pavilion
Jul 4 @ 9:30 pm – 11:15 pm
Jul
14
Sun
The Pirates Of Penzance @ Highfield Park Pavilion
Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Pirates Of Penzance @ Highfield Park Pavilion
A performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most well known operetta with a difference . . in the woods!
Come along prepared for an outdoor performance whatever the weather, you can park up close to the venue, bring your own seating and a picnic and enjoy a relaxing and fun afternoon and see Opera Anywhere’s finest performers.
Early bird tickets available until 30th April
Adults – Early Birds!
£17.50 + booking fee*
age 2-17 inclusive – Early birds
£5.00 + booking fee*
After 30th April Tickets
Adults
£19.00 + booking fee*
age 2-17 inclusive
£6.00 + booking fee*

 

Jul
19
Fri
Bat Night – July @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Jul 19 @ 9:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Bat Night July

This event will begin with a short talk in our Visitor Centre giving pointers on what bats we might find in the park and how to identify them. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to go out into the park to search for bats with the parks’ bat detectors. We know from past events that we have found both Pipistrelle Bats (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) and Noctule Bats (Nyctalus noctula) in the park, although there are seventeen different types of bat to be found in the United Kingdom.

 

The event is part of out Spring–Summer 2019 programme of ‘Nature Talks and Walks’.

Who is this event for?

This event is suitable for adults, as well as accompanied children who are looking to learn more about the natural world. No prior knowledge is required.

Do you need a ticket?

You need to book a ticket in order to attend because space is limited in our Visitor Centre, and there is a small charge for tickets that will go to support the park’s charitable aims.

What to bring

No equipment is needed, but please wear suitable clothing , sturdy footwear and bring a torch.

Jul
21
Sun
Native trees – and what feeds on them @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nature Talk and Walk: Native trees – and what feeds on them

This event will begin with a short talk in our Visitor Centre highlighting easy ways to identify a range of native trees found in the park. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to go on a guided walk to practise identifying native trees in the park and to examine what feeds on them (from the small to the large).

The event is part of out Spring–Summer 2019 programme of ‘Nature Talks and Walks’.

Who is this event for?

This event is suitable for adults, as well as accompanied teenagers who are looking to learn more about the natural world. No prior knowledge is required.

Do you need a ticket?

You need to book a ticket in order to attend because space is limited in our Visitor Centre, and there is a small charge for tickets that will go to support the park’s charitable aims.

What to bring

No equipment is needed, but please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear.