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.

  • Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park b y football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am.

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019
    6.00 am - 9.00 amBedelands Nature Reserve

    led by Group members. Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 5.50 am.

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019
    10 am - 12 noonBedelands Nature Reserve

    Discover hidden mini beasts beneath the water!Led by Dominic Moore, all ages welcome. Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive. Walk to Dipping Pond.

  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am.

  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am.

  • Sat
    04
    May
    2019
    7.45 pm - 9.30 pmBedelands Nature Reserve and Streat Lane

    Led by Ian Woolsey and Dominic Moore. Songs of the night! Meet in car parks by football pitches off Maple Drive for 7.45 pm. We visit the Mill Pond for bats, then drive to Streat Lane to hear the nightingales.

  • Sat
    11
    May
    2019
    10 am - 5 pm.Plumpton College Grounds

    Admission: £7.50 (adults), under-16s FREE. FoBHGCN publicity/promotion.

  • Sun
    12
    May
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am.

  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019
    7.45 pm - 9.30 pmCyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX

    AGM - 7.45 pm prompt, followed by a short talk by Ian Woolsey 'Bedelands Bird Surveys', tea and cake, quiz and video. Doors open from 7.20 pm. Admission FREE. Raffle.

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019
    10 am - 12 noonBedelands Nature Reserve

    Led by Dominic Moore. Discover hidden mini beasts beneath the water! Meet at car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am. Walk to Dipping Pond. All ages welcome.

  • Sun
    26
    May
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am.

  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019
    10 am - 4 pmFestival Marquee, St. John's Park, Burgess Hill

    Free to public and exhibitors, promoting local wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation, live exotic reptiles, tarantulas, native bees, pond life, traditional crafts and adventurous outdoor activities, including drone operation, sailing and traditional Samurai swordsmanship. Local Universities.

  • Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am.

  • Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019
    10 am - 4 pmSt. John's Park, Burgess Hill

    Close of the Summer Festival, promoting and celebrating local voluntary groups and charities, with dance and band displays. A fun day for the family.

  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019
    11am - 3 pmFootball pitches adjacent to Maple Drive and Bedelands

    A variety-packed, fun family event for local residents and friends, admission FREE.

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019
    2pm - 4pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Led by Shirley Siems and John Prodger, identifying the diversity of wild flowers found on the nature reserve. Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive at 1.50 pm for 2.00 pm start.

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am

  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019
    10 am - 5 pm.Wivelsfield Green Village Green

    Free family event on Village Green with many fun activities to choose from, also promoting local voluntary organisations.

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019
    2pm - 4pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 1.50 pm.

  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am

  • Wed
    31
    Jul
    2019
    2pm - 5pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    for children of primary school age. Ever-popular annual  event, including pond dipping, meadow sweeping, bush craft, live animals, games, etc. All children must be accompanied by an adult relative. FREE as usual, but donations welcome. Meet in car park and football pitches off Maple Drive for 1.50 pm, to be divided into groups and led to the activities site on Bedelands.

  • Sat
    03
    Aug
    2019
    8.45pm - 11pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Popular annual event for all ages, led by Group members. FREE, but donations are welcome. Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive at 8.35. Children must be accompanied by an adult relation. Bring a torch!

  • Sun
    04
    Aug
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10am

  • Sun
    18
    Aug
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am

  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019
    2pm - 4pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Discover mini beasts in the long grasses! Nets provided. Led by Dominic Moore. All ages welcome.

  • Sun
    01
    Sep
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am

  • Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am

  • Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am

  • Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019
    7.45 pm - 9.30 pmCyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX

    An illustrated talk - yet to be arranged. Doors open at 7.15 pm. Admission: Members 32, visitors £3, under-16s free. Raffle and refreshments.

  • Sun
    13
    Oct
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019
    2pm - 4.30pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Identifying common fungi and local trees - leisurely guided walk led by Group members. Identification sheet provided. Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive at 1.50 pm

  • Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019
    9am - 12 noonBedelands Nature Reserve

    Led by Group members. Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am

  • Sun
    08
    Dec
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Mince pies, sausage rolls and mulled wine served from 12 noon by the storage container (Old Farm Site) - free to members. You don't have to attend the short work party beforehand! Meet in car park by football pitches for 10am OR make your way to the storage container for 12 noon.

  • Sun
    22
    Dec
    2019
    10 am - 2 pmBedelands Nature Reserve

    Meet in car park by football pitches off Maple Drive for 10 am

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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