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Book tickets for one of our events today:

  • Bushcraft Day @ The Gilbert White FSC

    Wednesday, August 3rdEaster Activities

    Join us for some exciting bushcraft activities at the FSc and in the woodland. Booking required. £6 per child with accompanying adult free. Suitable for ages 5+. All materials included....

  • The Art of Plants – Blueprints and more…

    Wednesday, August 10thblueprint1

    Create plant blueprints, find out about amazing properties of the plants around us and try your hand at grass rope making in the meadow. Booking Required. £6 per child with accompanying adult free. Suitable for ages 5+ due to use of dyes. All materials included...

  • Gilbert’s Games 2016

    Saturday, August 13th - Sunday, August 14thgilbertgames5

    Admission: Either purchase a ticket online or on the door… Gilbert’s Games is the fastest growing family event which occurs annually here at Gilbert White’s & The Oates Collection. The event takes our visitors back to the 18th century, to participate in fun-filled activities, showcase...

  • Pond Dipping Day @ The Gilbert White FSC

    Wednesday, August 17thponddipping

    Grab a net and an identification sheet and get ready to explore the wildlife in our Garden Pond Booking Required. £6 per child with accompanying adult free. All Materials included....

  • All About Bats @ The Gilbert White FSC

    Wednesday, August 24thbatwalk

    During the day: Bat Crafts and Bat box creation Find out about the bats that live in this area with The Bat Conservation Trust, take part in some Bat crafts and build a bat box for your garden Booking Required. £6 per child with accompanying adult free. All Materials included. In the evening: Famil...

  • Hound of the Baskervilles

    Sunday, August 28thSherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles

    Enjoy an evening on the lawn with a picnic and glass of wine, being entertained with live theatre. “Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents magical theatre in magical surroundings” Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles On the lonely wasteland of the desolate Devon moors, somet...

  • Build a bird box @ The Gilbert White FSC

    Wednesday, August 31stWild Intrigue Workshops

    Build and decorate your own bird box to put up in your garden. Booking required. £6 per child with accompanying adult free . Suitable for age 5+ All materials included. Woodworking tools will be used....

  • Garden Explorer Discount

    Monday, August 1st - Wednesday, August 31stmapsection1

    Enjoy our garden in the month of August (excluding our Gilbert’s Games (13th and 14th) and our dog show (21st) with our Garden Explorer Discount ticket… Visitors to this secret Hampshire garden marvel at the quirky features, glorious vistas and creative planting which are delightful what...

  • An Owls Life (National Biology Week)

    Saturday, October 8thowl

    Find out what it is like to be an Owl: what they eat,what makes them so special, how they hunt and what species there are to be found locally. Then have a go at dissecting an owl pellet to see what oour local owls have been eating. Booking Required. £6 per child with accompanying adultRead More...

  • Wild at Whites- Take Home Timothy!

    Tuesday, October 25thapplesandtortoise

    Make a model of Timothy the tortoise , Gilbert White’s Favourite Pet, to take home and find out about the astonishing Tortoise’s shannangins. Free with valid museum ticket. All ages welcome. Drop in activity, no booking required....

  • Nature Drawing Workshops @ The Gilbert White FSC

    Wednesday, October 26thswallow

    Work with a local artist to create your own drawings using our taxidermy collections and the wildlife around us. Booking Required. £6 per child with accompanying adult free. All Materials included....

  • Museums at Night

    Friday, October 28th - Saturday, October 29th

    We participate in the national event Museums at Night…   Activities to be confirmed!...

  • Museums at Night- ‘Autumn to Winter’ Sleepover

    Saturday, October 29th 6:00 pm - Sunday, October 30th 9:00 amsleepover

    Our now annual Museums at Night Sleepover in our 16th century barn. Please see our website for details on activities £15 per child with accompanying adult free (no more than 1 adult per child please). Booking required. All materials, refreshments and breakfast included....

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