Events Listings: 16 Feb 2017

Events for 16 Feb 2017

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Conservation task - scrub bashing

Date: 16 February 2017

Location: Winsor

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free of charge

Would you like to play in restoring and enhancing special wildlife sites around the New Forest?

Come and volunteer with us to remove invasive scrub from important species-rich grasslands and heathlands.

You will be spending the day using hand tools to remove invasive scrub. Training on use of tools will be provided. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Join us from 10am until 4pm in Winsor.

Bring: Lunch, water, sturdy footwear, warm clothes and waterproofs (and if you have them: gardening gloves, loppers and bow saw. Otherwise these will be provided).

Booking is essential, contact Richard Austin 01590 646661 or email

This practical conservation task is part of our Nature’s Stepping Stones Project which is working with landowners to restore grassland, heathland and wetland on privately owned land. It is one of many projects within the Our Past, Our Future Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Hands-On Half-Term

Date: 11 February 2017 - 26 February 2017

Every day

Location: Beaulieu

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: Activities are part of general admission

Get ‘hands-on’ at Beaulieu with interactive activities for the whole family.


Handle historic motoring objects and race your own balloon-powered car in the National Motor Museum. Become a medieval builder in Beaulieu Abbey and dress up as a Victorian in Palace House.

Collect stamps at each ‘hands-on’ station to complete your pass book!

Don’t forget your ticket includes entry to the entire Beaulieu attraction, including Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, World of Top Gear and the world-famous National Motor Museum.

Hedgelaying open day

Date: 16 February 2017

Location: Godshill, Fordingbridge.

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free

An opportunity to see traditional hedgelaying skills in practice.

This is a rare opportunity to see traditional New Forest skills in practice. A special demonstration by local hedgelaying expert Andrew Birnie as he finishes laying a hedge in Godshill, Fordingbridge.

Watch Andrew at work, join his hourly presentations and ask questions to NFLAS and New Forest National Park Authority rangers and staff to find out why it is important to manage hedges this way.

Location: the hedge is located alongside a public footpath (Godshill. 7115) and can be accessed between Godshill Village Hall and the Fighting Cocks Pub. Signs will be out on the day. Parking is at the Fighting Cocks Pub.

The event continues on from the work started by participants on a hedgelaying training course run by the New Forest Land Advice Service as part of the Rural Skills project, part of the HLF Our Past, Our Future landscape partnership scheme, which is led by the New Forest National Park Authority and 10 key partners. 

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