Past event – Bank Holiday Weekend, Northwich


Join us this Bank Holiday Weekend for lots of fun and games down on the farm!

Take part in our farm themed races, test your skills with our Milking Challenge, and enjoy meeting all of our cute and cuddly farm animals… including the ducklings who will be enjoying their first swimming lessons!

Twitter: @StockleyFarmPk

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DATES
Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th May 2014

LOCATION
Stockley Farm
Arley
Northwich
Cheshire
CW9 6LZ

FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://www.stockleyfarm.co.uk/events

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Past event – Family Fun Drop in Day, Oakham


Drop in with the family for an ugly bug session followed by craft activities.

£3 per participant. No need to book. Session start at 10am and on every hour with the last at 2pm

Online bookings are not available for this event.

Twitter: @RutlandWaterNR

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DATE
Sunday 4th May 2014

TIMES
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

LOCATION
Rutland Water Nature Reserve
Egleton
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 8BT

FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://www.rutlandwater.org.uk/events/family-fun-drop-in-day-4/

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Past event – Bird Ringing Demo and Talk, Oakham


Join us bright and early for a bird ringing demonstration with the Reserve Officers Martin and Lloyd.

You will join them at Fieldfare hide where they will be netting, ringing and releasing a variety of birds. A great opportunity to get a close up look at some familiar species, as well as some you won’t see in your own garden.

The demonstration will be followed by a talk about bird ringing, how and why it is done over a hot drink and some biscuits.

Meet at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre at 7.30 am. Booking Essential.

£8 per person or £4 for annual permit holders.

Please note – in the unfortunate event of very wet or windy conditions, birds cannot be ringed for their own safety. If this were to occur we would get in touch with you to reschedule as soon as possible

Twitter: @RutlandWaterNR

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DATE
Saturday 3rd May 2014

TIMES
7:30 am to 10:00 am

LOCATION
Rutland Water Nature Reserve
Egleton
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 8BT

FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://www.rutlandwater.org.uk/events/bird-ringing-demo-and-talk/

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Past event – Introduction to Natural History Photography with Pete Murray, Oakham


This beginner’s course will show you how to take better pictures and develop a photographic eye for of a range of natural history subjects, on a day in the Egleton Reserve.

In each session we show you how to set up and use your camera for a specific picture style, including habitat pictures, portraits of plant and animal subjects in their natural settings, and how to capture close-up detail.

We finish with a review of the techniques covered during the day and provide summary hand-outs for each of the photographic sessions. The course is limited to 8 people to ensure you get the most from your day.

£55 for the day. Any type of digital camera is suitable for this course

Course type:

Beginners – little or no experience in natural history photography

Pete Murray (Course Tutor)

Pete been a photography course tutor for over 20 years, and photographer for much longer than that!

His main interests are plant and landscape photography, particularly capturing images of wild plants in their natural habitats. He runs a variety of practical photography workshops for beginners and more experienced photographers and has led photographic tours to plant venues in Europe. He has been awarded RHS and AGS (artistic) gold medals for his photography.

This course is suitable for any digital camera

Twitter: @RutlandWaterNR

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DATE
Saturday 3rd May 2014

TIMES
9:45 am to 4:00 pm

LOCATION
Rutland Water Nature Reserve
Egleton
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 8BT

FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://www.rutlandwater.org.uk/events/introduction-to-natural-history-photography-with-pete-murray/

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Past event – International Star Wars™ Day, Windsor

Star Wars weekend at LegoLand Windsor Resort. Windsor. Britain.
THE FORCE IS STRONG AT THE LEGOLAND® WINDSOR RESORT IN MAY 2014 WITH SPECIAL LEGO® Star Wars™ DAYS

The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort will be celebrating international Star Wars™ Day on May 4 with not one BUT three jam packed LEGO® Star Wars™ days. A whole platoon of costumed characters will be invading with daily marches from the 501st UK Garrison and guests are invited to join in by dressing as their favourite Star Wars™ heroes in the daily fancy dress competition. A range of themed activities will also be on offer from LEGO builds to learning how to handle a lightsaber.

PLUS there’s a whole LEGO galaxy to check out in the LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display which uses over 1.5 million LEGO bricks to recreate seven of the most iconic scenes from the legendary movies and the animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars™. The finale is a gallery of twelve 3-foot high LEGO models of the most famous Star Wars™ heroes and villains including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and even Yoda – plus, of course, the fans’ favourite – R2-D2.

The event is included in the normal LEGOLAND Windsor Resort ticket price; entry is FREE for those aged under three and to Premium Annual Pass Holders. Pre-booking is advised to guarantee entry at www.legoland.co.uk. Booking online means you can enjoy up to 25% discount on day ticket prices and print your tickets at home for quick entrance on the day: adult ticket from £35.10 and child (3-15) from £31.05.

With an amazing hotel and over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, including the splashtastic DUPLO® Valley, the famous Dragon rollercoaster and LEGO Legends of Chima™ 4D Movie Experience, the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is the perfect location for families with children under 12.

Twitter: @LEGOLANDWindsor

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DATES
Saturday 3rd  to Monday 5th May 2014

LOCATION
LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
Winkfield Road
Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 4AY

FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://www.legoland.co.uk/

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Past event – The Museum at Night, Chichester


Culture24 co-ordinates Museums at Night: this annual festival encourages a new audience to discover culture and heritage venues on their doorstep in a different light.

We will be opening the Museum on the evenings of Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May from 9.00pm – 11.00pm for booked visitors only. We will be providing guided walks through the Museum site, stopping to visit some of our houses and discover how the people who dwelt there in the past would have lived during the hours of dusk and darkness. How did they light the dark? What did they do in the evenings? What did the darkness mean to them?

The evening will end with hot drinks and biscuits in our Buildings Craft Gallery.

If you would like to join in this exciting event, tickets cost £15 each and can be bought by contacting the Adult Education Team on 01243 811931 or 01243 811021, plus you can email: courses@wealddown.co.uk

Bookable only, tickets £15.00

Twitter: @WealddownMuseum

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DATES
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th May 2014

TIMES
9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

LOCATION
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0EU

FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Events-Information/The-Museum-at-Night

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