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Jun
7
Sun
CANCELLED Mini Beast Safari 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
CANCELLED Mini Beast Safari 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre

Category: Educational.

This is a fantastic event for the whole family to enjoy and learn about the amazing mini-beasts who live in our wonderful Park. Local experts with be on hand to guide you through the collection and identification process. Don’t miss this event.

CANCELLED Get to know the park’s birds (by their calls and songs) @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CANCELLED Get to know the park’s birds (by their calls and songs) @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
This event is a guided walk that will look at Highfield Park’s bird life, with a focus on identifying species by their calls and songs.

There will be approximately two to three miles of slow walking at this event. If you would struggle with this but are interested in learning about the park’s birds, please contact us to let us know, and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements for you on another day.

Please bring waterproofs and/or an umbrella in case of rain, as we will proceed with the walk unless it is very wet. In the latter case, we will instead run an educational discussion inside the Visitor Centre.

The guided walk will start from the Highfield Park Visitor Centre. For information on how to find us, click here.

Jul
5
Sun
Get to know the park’s butterflies @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Get to know the park’s butterflies @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
This event is a guided walk that will look at Highfield Park’s butterflies and their ecology, as well as other elements of the park’s insect life.

There will be approximately two to three miles of slow walking at this event. If you would struggle with this but are interested in learning about the park’s butterflies, please contact us to let us know, and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements for you on another day.

Please bring waterproofs and/or an umbrella in case of rain, as we will proceed with the walk unless it is very wet. In the latter case, we will instead run an educational discussion inside the Visitor Centre.

The guided walk will start from the Highfield Park Visitor Centre at 10am (earlier than the other ‘Get to know’ walks). For information on how to find us, click here.

Jul
17
Fri
Bat Night July 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Jul 17 @ 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.

 

 

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.

Aug
2
Sun
Get to know the park’s trees @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Get to know the park’s trees @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
This event is a guided walk that will look at Highfield Park’s trees and the life that they support.

There will be approximately two to three miles of slow walking at this event. If you would struggle with this but are interested in learning about the park’s trees, please contact us to let us know, and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements for you on another day.

Please bring waterproofs and/or an umbrella in case of rain, as we will proceed with the walk unless it is very wet. In the latter case, we will instead run an educational discussion inside the Visitor Centre.

The guided walk will start from the Highfield Park Visitor Centre. For information on how to find us, click here.

Aug
14
Fri
Bat Night August 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Aug 14 @ 8:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Bat Night August

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.

 

 

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.

Sep
18
Fri
Bat Night September 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Bat Night September

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.