The Gilbert White Field Studies Centre

Family Events and Activities


Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collection is a fantastic place for families to visit whatever the season. From the strange collection of Georgian cooking utensils in the kitchen and the penguins of the Oates Galleries to the sunflowers and pumpkins in the gardens, there is always plenty to explore and we have an exciting programme of family activities and events running throughout the year.

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  • Welly Walk

    Saturday, April 8th12

    Take a sensory walk through our grounds to explore the changing season. Don’t forget your wellies. Suitable for all ages. Booking required....

  • Easter Crafts

    Tuesday, April 11th 10:30 am - 2:00 pmWild Summer Holiday

    Drop in arts and crafts session for all ages....

  • River Dipping

    Wednesday, April 12thWP_20160307_10_35_26_Pro

    Grab a net and an identification sheet and get ready to explore the wildlife in our local river. All materials included. Booking required....

  • Crazy Quaggas – Craft

    Tuesday, April 18th 11:00 am - 2:00 pmAgasse_Quagga

    Free with Admission – Just drop in Find out about these strange animals encountered by Frank Oates and design your own crazy new creatures. Suitable for all ages....

  • Crazy Quaggas – Craft

    Thursday, April 20th 11:00 am - 4:00 pmAgasse_Quagga

    Free with Admission – Just drop in Find out about these strange animals encountered by Frank Oates and design your own crazy new creatures. Suitable for all ages....

  • Bunny Orienteering Trail

    Saturday, April 8th 10:30 am - Sunday, April 23rd 4:30 pmegg with bunnies no butterfly

    An Easter Bunny hunt with a difference! Bunnies are hiding throughout our grounds but you’ll need to navigate to them using a compass. Suitable for all ages....

  • Cottage Containers

    Saturday, May 13th 11:00 am - 2:00 pmcottagecontainers

    Join  Rose Malyon as she guides you through the process of potting, selecting and arranging your plants to produce an attractive container that will last all summer long. All materials and light lunch provided. Booking Required....

  • Nature Festival

    Saturday, May 27th 10:30 am - 5:00 pmweb-nature

    Admission: Adult £7 Child £3 Admission price includes the house and grounds. Join us for our Nature Festival Celebrate the Nature on your doorstep… No need to book. Just turn up! * Interactive stalls * Guided Walks * Nature games and activities * Live demonstrations * Nature Exploration The...

  • 24h BioBlitz 10.30am – 10.30am

    Saturday, May 27th 10:30 am - Sunday, May 28th 10:30 amweb-bioblitz

    Join Our 24h BioBlitz 10.30am – 10.30am the following day Running simultaneously with our Nature Festival admission to the Nature Festival includes admission to the daytime bioblitz activities With your help, under the guidance of our experts, we will be collecting data throughout the day, an...

  • Butterfly Walk

    Wednesday, May 31stHampshire Butterfly

    Join us at the FSC as we set out to find and identify our local butterflies. Our hunt will take us on a walk around the grounds and into the woodland. All the sightings will be recorded for our Modern Natural History of Selborne. All materials included. Booking Required....

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