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Book tickets for one of our events today:

  • The Natural World of Winnie The Pooh

    Wednesday, May 25th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmwinnie

    Join Kathryn Aalto, author of ‘The Natural World of Winnie The Pooh’ for a visually-rich journey into one of the most iconic settings in children’s literature: the Hundred Acre Wood, in East Sussex, known as Ashdown Forest. This is where A. A. Milne lived and set the tender adventures of Winni...

  • Wildflower & Butterfly Pin Hole Photography

    Wednesday, June 1stwildflowerandbutterfly

    Following our popular Antarctic Explorer photography session, we will be taking pictures using pin hole cameras outside and developing them in our own dark room. Wildflowers guaranteed, Butterflies only if they stay still long enough! Booking Required. £6 per child with accompanying adult free. Sui...

  • Fathers Day Sleepover @ The FSC

    Saturday, June 18th 6:00 pm - Sunday, June 19th 9:00 amsleepover

    Bring your dad along to an exciting evening of activities at The Gilbert White Field Studies Centre. £15 per child with accompanying adult free. (no more than 1 adult to each child please). Booking required. All materials, refreshments and breakfast included....

  • 18th Century Gardener & his tools

    Sunday, June 19th

    A unique experience for Dad & Grandad to learn about the 18th C gardener and his methods.   More details to follow…...

  • Jane Austen’s Neighbour

    Friday, June 24th 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmgilbertandjane

    Connections between Jane Austen and Gilbert White. An informal talk detailing the links between Jane Austen and Gilbert White. Speaking on the world they shared both geographically and literary, the mutal acquainances they would have had; and their legacy to the modern literary and scientific world....

  • HMS Sultan Volunteers Band

    Saturday, June 25th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmCorp-of-Drums-HMS-Sultan-Volunteer-Band

    Enjoy an evening in Gilbert White’s garden listening to the sounds of the HMS Sultan Volunteer Band. Enjoy a sit down concert band playing garden party music, followed by a marching display to end the evening. Surrounded by our beautiful grounds, this is sure to be a unique occasion for all!...

  • Brilliant Butterflies (National Insect Week)

    Saturday, June 25thHampshire Butterfly

    Explore our wildflower meadow and find out about the butterflies that live there. Find out how to attract butterflies to your garden and make your own butterfly feeder and butterfly house to take home. Booking Required. £6 per child with accompanying adult free. All materials included...

  • Herb Gardening

    Wednesday, July 27th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmherb garden

    How to keep a happy herb garden! Learn how to identify, grow and use a wide range of herbs at this special event in the beautiful setting of Gilbert Whites Garden in Selborne. The evening will consist of an introductory talk about herbs and herb gardens by the Head Gardener, followed by a practical...

  • Wild Art Day @ The Gilbert White FSC

    Wednesday, July 27thclaypaints-square

    Natural clay, twig paint brushes, tree bark rubbings, natural paints and much more. Booking Required. £6 per child with accompanying...

  • 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....

  • Amazing Plant Day @ The Gilbert White FSC

    Wednesday, August 10thart2

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

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • 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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