Returing September

Our Snakes in the Heather Sunday Fundays have been put together for groups of families and friends who want to support local wildlife whilst learning all about it too. They take place on Parley Common in Dorset; a heathland nature reserve which is home to all sorts of wonderful and unique species including reptiles like the smooth snake.

The days will involve all sorts of different activities depending on the group and weather. The activities for each Sunday are listed in the table below. (Children must be supervised at all times).

The activities may be adapted if it is wet or windy; there is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing! Please dress in layered clothing and bring any snacks and drinks with you.

Booking at least a week in advance is essential and you can book multiple days. Each booking must have at least 1 responsible adult. You are welcome to come along with friends; the minimum group size is 3 and the maximum group size per booking is 12. All ages are welcome.

For available times and dates see below. These events are free of charge as part of the Snakes in the Heather project.

Book by emailing Owain on [email protected] using the subject; Snakes in the Heather Sunday Fundays. Please include the following information in your email: The date and time you would like to book for, the names of everyone in the group, the ages of the children, your mobile telephone number and any other information you think worth noting to run a safe and enjoyable event.

If you are running late or have to cancel last minute please ring Owain on 07388948442.

Snakes in the Sunday Fundays:

Date Time Information Meeting Point
Sunday 12th September 10:00 - 12:00

Heathlands in springtime: a guided walk around the reserve with a spotter guide for the children and a few educational games thrown in for good measure!

The Centre Ferndown Car park
Barns Road

Ferndown
BH22 8XH
Sunday 12th September  12:30 - 14:30

Heathlands in springtime: a guided walk around the reserve with a spotter guide for the children and a few educational games thrown in for good measure!

The Centre Ferndown Car park
Barns Road

Ferndown
BH22 8XH

Sunday 19th

September

10:00 - 12:00

Booked

Booked.

The Centre Ferndown Car park

Sunday 19th

September

13:00 - 15:00

Booked.

The Centre Ferndown Car park

Sunday 26th

September

10:00 - 12:00

Booked

Booked.

The Centre Ferndown Car park

Sunday 26th September

12:30 - 14:30

Booked

Booked.

The Centre Ferndown Car park

Sunday 3rd October 10:00 - 12:00

Heathlands in springtime: a guided walk around the reserve with a spotter guide for the children and a few educational games thrown in for good measure!

The Centre Ferndown Car park
Barns Road

Ferndown
BH22 8XH
Sunday 3rd October 12:30 - 14:30

Heathlands in springtime: a guided walk around the reserve with a spotter guide for the children and a few educational games thrown in for good measure!

The Centre Ferndown Car park
Barns Road

Ferndown
BH22 8XH

There are a number of other great ways to get involved in the Snakes in the Heather project. If you would like to book education on behalf or a school or group you represent please click here for further details.

Snakes in the Heather is supported by a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant.