Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre summer season to be opened by Chris Packham

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Chris Packham will officially kick-off the first spring and summer season for the new Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre.

On Saturday, 12 April 2014, Chris Packham, joined by the Mayor of Bournemouth, will unveil a commemorative plaque and thank an invited audience of all partners involved in helping to make the new centre a reality.

The centre will then open to the public from 12 noon where visitors will have the opportunity to meet with Chris Packham and get books signed as well as being able to explore the centre, its interactive displays and wildlife garden and speak with the centre’s many dedicated volunteers.

The launch marks the start of ‘Spring-Loaded’ – a week long programme of activities (12 – 21 April) suitable for visitors of all ages.

Chris Packham will be leading a short guided walk from the centre on 12 April 2014. Booking is essential and spaces are limited.

Other activities will include:
Photo safari with Brockenhurst College at Hengistbury Head Outdoor Centre – 12 April 2014
Stargazing – guided walk at Hengistbury Head – 14 April 2014
Willow weaving one day course run by Brockenhurst College at Hengistbury Head Outdoor Centre – 15 April 2014
Beautiful butterflies – the RSPB will be leading a children’s workshop to create a beautiful butterfly mobile – 16 April 2014
Moth and mammals – discover the variety of moths and mammals that live at Hengistbury Head – 17 April 2014
Bird Ringing and bird walk (uncover the mystery of bird migration) with our experts – 21 April 2014

For a full listing of activities, costs and how to book, visit: www.visithengistburyhead.co.uk/springloaded

April 2, 2014 |

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