Things to do, South East UK
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This takes place this Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 May 2011 at the Blue Anchor Showground, Blindley Heath RH17 6JJ. Lots of magnificent Heavy Horses to see plus fun for all the family. Visit the South Eastern Shire Horse Association for more info
A hurb nursery & lots of herb information. Near Henley on Thames
Dog walks around Henley
The Visitor Information Centre has Ten 9 Dog friendly) Walks Around Henley (£3.00) for walks in the area. Call 01491 578 034. Ask about the Sheep Dog Trials at hambleden in July while you're on the phone. Watch the sky for red kites, magifnicent birds of prey who've been successfully re-introduced by the RSPB and English Nature.
Isle of Wight
|Warburg Nature Reserve, Henley |
Chalk grassland and ancient woodland, idea for birds & butterflies.
The Living Rainforest
Explore the rainforest year round and discover birds, butterflies and reptiles. The LIving Rainforest is commited to helping build a more sustainble future through its education and conservation programmes and its on-site demonstartion projects. A trpoical rainforest experience with 600+ plants and animals, including rare & dendangered speicies of global conservation value.
UK Wolf Conservation Trust offers walks with wolves for its members, and it has seminars as well. You can also adopt a wolf. The Trust gives financial support to a number of projects in Bulgaria, Croatia and Russia.
Marwell Wildlife Park, Hampshire
Set in the beautiful county of Hampshire, Marwell Wildlife Park has over 250 species of animals all waiting to meet you! Zebra, waterbuck & ostrich all abound, and there's Penguin World & Tropical World. The price of your ticket includes a small donation to Marwell Wildlife Park, which is dedicated to conservation world wide.
Otmoor Nature Reserve
A wetland rediscovered. This is an area of outstanding landscape and tranquility, so a wonderful place to go to feel rested in mind & spirit. Reedbeds are here, enough to support breeding bitterns - there are just 50 pair sof breeding bitterns in the UK. This area has been restored to marsh and reedbed from arable land by the RSPB
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust,
Meet the nene, one of the rarest geese in the world, get down and dirty with creepy crawlies, hear warblers, see water rail, make the most of the song and woodland birds in the Woodlands Secrets area and see tiny pond creatures magnified in a video microscope with the Pond Explorer. Sightings will vary depending time of year & day - and the animals themselves! Also home to growing dormouse population.
Ashdown Forest Llama Park
Come to the Ashdown Forest Llama Park to enjoy beautiful countryside and views across the Ashdown Forest to Gills Lap. There are 100+ llamas & alpacas, not forgetting the reindeers Dasher, Dancer & Blitzen. There's a really superb Alpaca Knitwear & Gift Shop, a farm trail, adventure play area, a picnic area & very nice coffee shop. If the weather is very bad, the Park reserves the right to close, so best to check before heading out if the forecast looks horrible.
Weald & Downland Open AIr Museum
This is an amazing place with plenty to amuse the visitor & attract the eye throughout the year. There's Heavy Horse Experience Days & courses, a Rare Breeds Show - well known throughout the South East, normally held every July - with cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and poultry in this delightful agricultural show for rare and traditional breeds of farm animals. There's also the Heavy Horse & Working Animals Show in May with 2 days of displays, demonstrations of horses at work on traditional tasks & a parade of horses at the end of each day. Don't forget too the Autumn Countryside Show in October with heavy horses ploughing, vintage tractors, falconry, a fun Dog Show, and demonstrations and displays of traditional rural crafts and skills