Events

Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions please call the contact number shown with the event details.

June 2019

Sun
30

ASHPLORERS - Flowers, Plants and Trees

Location: Brierley Forest Park, Huthwaite, Notts.
Postcode: NG17 2PL (Google map)

Have a great morning out with the group! This time we will take a walk around the park to see what is around at this time of year. Use our books, identification and fact sheets, to make a list of as many things as you can. This is a colourful and interesting time for nature.

Time: 10 am to 12 noon

Price: £1.50 for RSPB Wildlife Explorers members and £2.00 for non-members

Telephone: 07847 935583

July 2019

Sun
28

ASHPLORERS - Mini Beasts!

Location: Brierley Forest Park, Huthwaite, Notts.
Postcode: NG17 2PL (Google map)

Join us for another great meeting, for all the family! We all like looking for bugs, spiders and insects, so we will explore all areas around the park, looking in and under all nooks and crannies, to discover what's living there, and find out about where they live.

Time: 10 am to 12 noon

Price: £1.50 for RSPB Wildlife Explorers members and £2.00 for non-members

Telephone: 07847 935583

August 2019

Sun
25

ASHPLORERS - Colours in Nature

Location: Brierley Forest Park, Huthwaite, Notts.
Postcode: NG17 2PL (Google map)

A lovely time of the year for taking a walk round Brierley Forest Park, a great site of interest. See what different shades of colours can be found there. Use our colour charts, and see what colours you can find. Write down the things you see, against the colours on the chart. Have a competition with everyone else to see how many you can find!

Time: 10 am to 12 noon

Price: £1.50 for RSPB Wildlife Explorers members and £2.00 for non-members

Telephone: 07847 935583

September 2019

Sun
1

Nuthall Parish Council's End of Summer Fair

Location: Basil Russell Playing Field, Maple Drive, Kimberley
Postcode: NG16 1EJ (Google map)

Lots of stalls, things to do and entertainment for children. Come along for a fun day out!

Time: 1 pm to 5 pm

Price: Free Admission

Wed
4

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Location: The Stanhope Centre, Rock Valley, MANSFIELD, Nottinghamshire.




Postcode: NG18 1AL (Google map)

Thanks to group member Alan Cordin, who will tell us about an area new to us. The Balkan Peninsula has a variety of landscape and climate, so lots of interesting wildlife there.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Group Members: 3.50. Non-Members: 4.50. Children: 50p. Membership cards must be shown on arrival.

Telephone: 07847 935583

Sun
15

Meet the RSPB in Sherwood Forest

Location: Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre, Sherwood Forest, Church Street, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire.

Postcode: NG21 9RN (Google map)

With the main focus on birds and wildlife, this event offers many attractions for children, including games and things to do in and around the Visitor's Centre. Opportunities to learn about birds and wildlife. Lots of bird activity at the busy feeding station. See how many birds you can recognise! Books, pin badges, bird food and pocket money goodies available at the RSPB stall. Why not try your luck at the Tombola? Refreshments and ice creams available from the Cafeteria. Come along for a fun day out!

Time: 11 am to 4 pm

Price: Free entry but usual car parking fees apply.

Telephone: 07847 935583

Sun
29

ASHPLORERS - Our Wonderful Bats

Location: Brierley Forest Park, Huthwaite, Notts.
Postcode: NG17 2PL (Google map)

Once again it's time for our evening meeting, which is always a favourite with children and parents too. It's our Bat Night at Brierley Forest Park! We will go for a walk around to see what can be seen, and stay until it starts getting dark. Come and use our bat detectors, and see how good a detective you are at finding bats. Get ready to hear their pips over the water! Lots of fun games and a quiz included. See how much you know about bats.

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Price: £1.50 for RSPB Wildlife Explorers members and £2.00 for non-members

Telephone: 07847 935583

October 2019

Wed
2

A Camera's View of our Wonderful Wildlife

Location: The Stanhope Centre, Rock Valley, MANSFIELD, Nottinghamshire.

Postcode: NG18 1AL (Google map)

Popular group member and photographer Phil Millns uses still and video images to provide an insight into birds and wildlife around the Midlands.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Group Members: 3.50. Non-Members: 4.50. Children: 50p. Membership cards must be shown on arrival.

Telephone: 07847 935583

November 2019

Wed
6

Romania

Location: The Stanhope Centre, Rock Valley, MANSFIELD, Nottinghamshire.
Postcode: NG18 1AL (Google map)

Welcome to Richard Pittam, who comes to give his first talk to the group. Romania is a very beautiful country, famous for the forests of Transylvania ringed by the Carpathian Mountains.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Group Members: 3.50. Non-Members: 4.50. Children: 50p. Membership cards must be shown on arrival.

Telephone: 07847 935583

Thu
28

Meet the RSPB at Edwinstowe Christmas Fair

Location: High Street, Edwinstowe, Notts

There will be live music and street entertainers, Santa's Grotto, lots of stalls hosted by local traders, arts and crafts and many different organisations, including the RSPB Mansfield Group where there will be opportunities to learn about birds and wildlife. Books, pin badges, Christmas cards and pocket money goodies available at the RSPB's sales table. Why not try your luck at the Tombola? Come along for a great time!

Time: 4.00 pm to 7 pm

Price: Free

December 2019

Wed
4

Shetland Revisited

Location: The Stanhope Centre, Rock Valley, MANSFIELD, Nottinghamshire
Postcode: NG18 1AL (Google map)

It's that time of year again to welcome back Alan and Sue Parker. Shetland is rich in scenery, wildlife and flora.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Group Members: £3.50. Non-Members: £4.50. Children: 50p. Membership cards must be shown on arrival.

Telephone: 07847 935583