Fantastic Mr Fox visits Bedgebury
Posted on 30/06/11
Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is being brought to life this summer at Bedgebury.
Countryside 2011 announces Competition Winners!
Posted on 27/06/11
Countryside 2011’s three Facebook competitions were a huge success with several hundred entries to each, and the lucky winners took home a whole gamut of wonderful prizes.
It’s Team Green Britain Bike Week!
Posted on 22/06/11
Team Green Britain Bike Week is the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event – last year almost half a million people participated at events across the country. The aim is to get more people cycling, more often, and it the event offers something for everyone – from families, schools and companies, to seasoned cyclists and those who have never cycled before. Bike week runs from 18-26 June 2011.
Rain doesn’t spoil the fun at Rippledown
Posted on 21/06/11
Despite the rain, visitors flocked to Rippledown, the environmental education centre near Deal and Dover, as it opened its doors for their first Family Outdoor Activity Day on Sunday 5th June.
Countryside 2011 a great success!
Posted on 14/06/11
With more than 900 events listed on the Event Directory, there was something to suit everyone who took part in Countryside 2011 throughout the South East. From walking and cycling in Kent to dragon boats in Buckinghamshire; falconry in Oxfordshire to fairy gardens in East Sussex; from mountain boarding in West Sussex to riding in Berkshire.
Today is the last day of Countryside 2011!
Posted on 12/06/11
We hope you have enjoyed your experience of Countryside 2011, tried a wealth of different outdoor activities, and want to carry on and do more! With some much to see and do in the English countryside, we hope you’re tempted out into the Great Outdoors for good!
Open Farm Sunday this weekend!
Posted on 11/06/11
With around 430 events on the Event Directory to choose from this weekend, Countryside 2011 is delighted to announce that more than 30 farms taking part in Open Farm Sunday this Sunday 12 June throughout the South East are included in the Directory. Why not check and see if there’s one near you?
Popular Steam Weekend in West Sussex
Posted on 11/06/11
The Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre near Arundel in West Sussex, holds its popular steam engine event this weekend – a fantastic summer weekend treat not to be missed! The museum has created a special offer for Countryside 2011 – one child free per full paying adult.
Try some delicious cheeses from Lyburn
Posted on 10/06/11
Lyburn Farmhouse Cheesemakers, in the heart of the New Forest, make a wide range of cheese from their own cows, and specialise in a more continental type of soft cheese.
Great outdoor activities to try on the Isle of Wight
Posted on 09/06/11
Try something new for Countryside 2011 and have a go at sailing in the Solent with Pelican Racing, or why not take on a tree-climbing course with Goodleaf?
Falconry at Lainston House Hotel
Posted on 08/06/11
Lainston House Hotel in Hampshire has introduced some very special new residents. Nine aviaries housing a variety of birds of prey including Harris Hawks, a Bengal Eagle and a Tawny Owl and Barn Owl have been created.
Plenty of boating opportunities in Surrey!
Posted on 07/06/11
Guildford Boats and Farncombe Boats are both offering special discounts during Countryside 2011…what more could tempt you out onto the river to enjoy a slow river cruise?
Tell us what you think!
Posted on 06/06/11
We hope you’re finding plenty to do during Countryside 2011, enjoying the Great Outdoors and perhaps trying out all sorts of new activities. We’d love to hear about it!
Find out about Roald Dahl and his stories, and create some cool words!
Posted on 06/06/11
The award-winning Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is aimed at 6 to 12 year olds and their families, and is situated in the village of Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years.
Try something new in Berkshire this weekend!
Posted on 04/06/11
Some great ideas for the weekend – how about a hack through 400 acres of fabulous woodland and grass gallops? Of if you fancy a swim in the open, perhaps you’d like to take part in the Royal Windsor River Swim? For foodies, stock up for the weekend with goodies from the Farmers’ Market in Newbury.
Lots going on in East Sussex this weekend!
Posted on 03/06/11
Kids of all ages can have lots of outdoor fun this weekend. Younger children will love to meet all the friendly animals at Middle Farm; slightly older kids could join the Junior Rangers at Wilderness Wood, while big kids (and older!) could opt for serious outdoor experience with a Ray Mears Bushcraft course.
Take a look at what’s going on in Kent this weekend!
Posted on 02/06/11
Kent, the Garden of England, is has a wonderful array of events during Countryside 2011, perfect for all the family. Check out what medieval happenings are going on at Leeds Castle and The Canterbury Tales
Having fun in the springtime sun at RSPB Pulborough Brooks
Posted on 01/06/11
Get closer to nature and put a spring in your step this weekend at RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve, in West Sussex.