Events

Most of our events are free, though donations are always welcome to help fund our work. Every penny you donate supports conservation.

However, because our indoor talks involve hall hire and speaker costs, for these we charge non-members £3 each and members £2 each, but entrance is free to under-16s.

  • Sat
    05
    Jul
    2014
    2pm - 4pmFootball pitches off Maple Drive

    A family event for the local community and voluntary organisations, where we promote the value of the reserve to local people.

  • Sat
    12
    Jul
    2014
    10 am - 5.30 pmVillage Green at Wivelsfield Green

    Event for all the family, celebrating Wivelsfield Green and the local area. We are promoting FoBHGCN's conservation work and seeking new members.

  • Sun
    20
    Jul
    2014
    10am - 2pmBedelands LNR

    Meet in car park by Burgess Hill football ground, off Maple Drive.

  • Wed
    30
    Jul
    2014
    2pm - 5pmBedelands LNR

    Meet by car park near football pitches off Maple Drive from 1.45pm for 2pm start.

    This ever-popular annual event is a great fun day for children up to age 11, who must be accompanied by an adult.

    Pond dipping, meadow sweeping, bushcraft, games, etc.

  • Sat
    02
    Aug
    2014
    11am - 2 pmHammonds Ridge, Nightingale Meadows & Batchelors Farm

    An informal leisurely walk along the open spaces along the southern edge of Burgess Hill to see what different species we can find. Led by group members.

    Meet at the gate to Hammonds Ridge meadows off the roundabout opposite Tesco.

  • Sat
    02
    Aug
    2014
    8.45pm - midnightBedelands LNR

    Meet in the car park by the football pitches off Maple Drive for a 9pm start.

    This is always a firm favourite.

    After a guided walk led by a local bat expert to hear and see bats, we return via an area favoured by glowworms to view the many types of moths and other insects attracted to our moth trap and try to identify them. (All are released unharmed!)

  • Sun
    03
    Aug
    2014
    2pm - 4pmBedelands LNR

    Led by Dominic, this is an informal fun event for all the family, sweeping the long grass with nets to catch, examine and identify various grasshoppers, crickets, shield bugs, butterflies, moths and other "minibeasts" that live among the grasses.

  • Sun
    10
    Aug
    2014
    10am-2pmBedelands LNR

    Meet in the car park by the football pitches off Maple Dive.

  • Sun
    24
    Aug
    2014
    10am-2pmBedelands LNR

    Meet at car park near football pitches off Maple Drive.

  • Sun
    07
    Sep
    2014
    10am-2pmBedelands LNR

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive.

  • Sun
    21
    Sep
    2014
    2pm - 5pmBedelands LNR

    An informal leisurely walk exploring Bedelands, especially for some of you who still don't know the reserve, guided by group members.

    Meet in the car park by the football pitches off Maple Drive for a 2pm start.

  • Sun
    28
    Sep
    2014
    10am-2pmBedelands LNR

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive.

    THIS IS 1 WEEK LATER THAN USUAL, BECAUSE IT WOULD HAVE CLASHED WITH "BEDELANDS OPEN DAY".

  • Fri
    10
    Oct
    2014
    7.30 (Doors open 7.15)Scout Hall, Station Road, Burgess Hill (Next to Jewson's)

    An illustrated talk by Dr. Margaret Pilkington.
    Doors open at 7.15pm
    Admission: Members £2, Visitors £3, under 16yrs free

  • Sun
    19
    Oct
    2014
    10am-2pmBedelands LNR

    Meet at 10 am in car park by Burgess Hill football club off Maple Drive.

  • Sun
    02
    Nov
    2014
    10am - 2pmBedelands LNR

    Meet at 10 am in car park by Burgess Hill football ground off Maple Drive.

  • Fri
    07
    Nov
    2014
    7.30 (Doors open 7.15)Scout Hall, Station Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 9EN (Next to Jewson's)

    The original talk booked for this evening was recently cancelled by Katy Bourne, Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex.

  • Sat
    15
    Nov
    2014
    9 am - 12 noonBedelands LNR

    An informal bird-spotting walk led by group members.

    Meet at 9 am in car park by Burgess Hill football ground off Maple Drive.

  • Sun
    16
    Nov
    2014
    10am - 2pmBedelands LNR

    Meet at 10 am in car park by Burgess Hill football ground off Maple Drive.

  • Sun
    30
    Nov
    2014
    10am - 2pmBedelands LNR

    Meet at 10 am in car park by Burgess Hill football ground off Maple Drive.

  • Sun
    07
    Dec
    2014
    10am - 2pmBedelands LNR

    Mulled wine, mince pies and sausage rolls at 12 noon on the old farm site by the container after a short work party starting at 10 am. Attend either or both, as you please!

    Work party meet at 10 am in car park by Burgess Hill football club off Maple Drive.

    Others please make your way to the area by the container.

One thought on “Events”

  1. We just wanted to say thank you for a great afternoon yesterday.

    This is the first safari we have been able to come to and we had fantastic time.

    I just managed to arrive in time for the start after an early shift and I was amazed at the size of the crowd waiting to go in!

    Our two boys thoroughly enjoyed the activities which you provided. They both filled their sticky cards, and were fascinated by the bush craft demonstration, pond dipping, animal bones and bug hunt.

    Thanks again for a great day, we’ll definitely be back next year if you run the event again!

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