Outdoors and Nature in the Chichester area

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Tuppenny Barn

Wildlife Matters

25 February, 19:00 - 21:00

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This is our second of our Tuesday Night Tuppenny Talks and we are delighted to welcome the ever popular and keen environmentalist Wildlife Officer Sarah Hughes to talk on her work. Chichester District is home to a wide variety of wildlife across a rich diversity of habitats. Many of the. . .
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Develop your childs love of nature. Our woodland discovery sessions are child led and specifically designed with pre-school children in mind. Children will be free to explore our woodland setting at their own pace. Your little one will experience bug hunting and nature craft activities at each session, enhancing childrens. . .

Star Gazing at Maybush Copse

28 February, 19:30 - 21:30

Meet: Entrance to Maybush Copse, Cot Lane, Chidham PO18 8SR. Roadside parking

A chance to participate in some stargazing with Richard Austin, AONB Manager, and the South Downs Astronomical Society. Please note this event is weather dependent and may be cancelled at short notice. If the weather forecast looks bad, please check the Conservancys social media accounts for live updates or telephone. . .
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Harbour Creekies: West Wittering Beach

6 March, 10:00 - 11:30

West Wittering Beach car park, PO20 8AJ

A gentle stroll of 2 miles on the beach around the National Trust sand dunes of East Head. Afterwards choose to stop at the new beach café if youd like to. Fee: £5 on the day or free for Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number. Meet: outside the beach. . .
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Talk: Celebrating English Gardens

19 March, 14:00 - 16:00

Oving Jubilee Hall, Oving

In the run up to the Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers (28 – 30 May) all are welcome at a Talk: Celebrating English Gardens with Martin Duncan of Arundel Castle and Margie Hoffnung of the Gardens Trust. The Talk will be held at Oving Jubilee Hall, Oving. Tickets cost £15. . .
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Harbour Hares: Thorney Island

21 March, 10:00 - 14:00

Paynes Boatyard, Thornham Lane, Thorney Island, PO10 8DD. Free parking by kind permission of the boatyard.

A faster-paced 7 mile walk of the Thorney Island shoreline with stops for breaks and excellent views of the Harbour. Bring a packed lunch. Complimentary cup of tea in the Clubroom at the end of the walk. Fee: £5 on the day or free for members of Friends of Chichester. . .
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Jose Pound who was the 2014 Chichester Flower Festival director, as well as many others, will talk about achieving the WOW factor to excite arrangers and visitors alike. Free talk with donation to the speaker’s charity. . . .
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Open day at Bosham Sailing Club, come in for a coffee and cake between 11:00 and 15:00. Maybe even try a paddleboard or try rowing if you are brave enough. . . .
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Come along to the Aldingbourne Country Centre and experience our Children’s ‘Wipe Out’ event – we have two arenas: The first is a huge arena that has a simple premise. Run in one end and exit the other; simple right? However you’ll be jumping from platform to platform to see. . .
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Come along to the Aldingbourne Country Centre during the Easter Holidays to enjoy our Falconry event, which gives you the opportunity to learn all about the birds of prey and watch some spectacular Falconry shows. No need to book – just turn up on the day and enjoy a Great. . .
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On Good Friday 9th April we have Tom’s Talking Reptiles visiting for a day of Reptiles! Not only will you be able to hold some of them, but Tom and his team will be there to teach you anything you want to know about each of their reptiles. No need. . .
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Games Outdoors

Duck Race - Family Fun

9 April, 12:30 - 14:00


Our annual celebration of springtime for all the family. First, we will decorate our ducks to make them stand out from the crowd and then, after a packed lunch, we will all walk to the stream in Fishbourne Meadows for the race. Our ducks are specially made for racing and. . .
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Bosham Stroll - Health and Wellbeing

10 April, 10:00 - 12:00


A stroll of up to 2 miles, with a Conservancy guide, around the Harbour village of Bosham with stops at points of interest. Time for a coffee break too!. Fee: £5 on the day or free to members of FOCH. To join the Friends go to www. friendsch. org. Meet:. . .
A brand new event all about the dog which will feature a fantastic line-up of activities for dogs and their human companions. Devised by real dog lovers for dog lovers, whether or not you own one. This is not just a dog show; it is a canine extravaganza, delivered with. . .
Goodwood is launching a brand new event Goodwoof, all all about the dog. It will which will feature a fantastic line-up of activities for dogs and their human companions. From competitions and demonstrations to play and pampering, from trails and treats to wellness and nutrition, it will be a feast. . .
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The Festival of Flowers 2020 will be a three day spectacular: as well as flower arrangements in the Cathedral and environs, visitors can stroll through the cloisters and Cathedral grounds and visit the Festival Market. There will also be a flower sale, live music, and delicious refreshments in Café des. . .
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