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Chatsworth House

Chatsworth Style Guide

Derbyshire

Inside the house, families are invited to explore ‘House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth’ and collect stamps along the way with the brand new ‘Style Guide’. Featuring couture designer dresses, tiaras and headdresses, christening and wedding gowns, coronation robes and 19th century fancy dress, livery and uniforms along with a wealth of historical items, the trail ends with the opportunity to pose in a selection of hats and post a photo tagged #Hatsworth.

Chatsworth ‘Style Guide’ is available at the entrance and included with admission.

When: April 14, 2017 11:00
Until: October 22, 2017 17:00
Where: Derbyshire Chatsworth House
Price: Child admission from £12. More Details >>
Winding River Canoe

Evening Canoe Paddle with fireside story-telling

Devon

Join us for a magical evening on the River Dart! The evening paddle by canoe is an opportunity to have an unusual evening where you slow down and experience the natural world on the water as it moves from day to night. The fading light... bird-sound, silence, bats, moonlight, darkness. We set off in the daylight and paddle for an hour or so upstream, gathering firewood on the way. Pitching up on the river bank, some hearty soup around the fire, and if our storyteller is on board, a river tale or two. We paddle back as night falls to the sound of the owls, and only our night vision to guide us. No previous canoeing experience required.
"Thank you Winding River for such an excellent evening trip up the dart! Canoeing back in the twilight with bats skimming the water and owls silently flying by, after food and storytelling around the fire... I couldnt imagine a better way to spend your evening... when's the next one?" (Joseph - Devon)

When: July 28, 2017 18.00
Until: July 28, 2017 22.00
Where: Devon Winding River Canoe
Price: ADULT £35 CHILD £15 More Details >>
The Commandery, Worcester

Worcester's Civil War Story - Opening Weekend

Worcestershire

Be one of the first to discover Worcester's Civil War Story at The Commandery, an interactive new experience that evokes the momentous build-up to and effects of the Battle of Worcester, 1651.

Step into the dramatic debate between Royalist and Parliamentarian beliefs at The Commandery, the former Royalist battle headquarters. See weapons straight from the battlefield, read evocative letters, test your strategic skills in the battle room and come face-to-face with Oliver Cromwell.

During the opening weekend, walk through the majestic Commandery gates and meet Civil War soldiers from the UK's oldest re-enactment society The Sealed Knot with a living history camp in The Commandery gardens and courtyard that provides a glimpse into life in the midst of the Civil War.

When: July 29, 2017 10.00
Until: July 30, 2017 17.00
Where: Worcestershire The Commandery, Worcester
Price: Adults £5.95 (Concs £4.95), Children FREE, Season ticket £10.95 More Details >>
Winding River Canoe

canoe safari on the Rier Dart

Devon

We begin from Longmarsh, Totnes, where we set off with the outgoing tide. Leaving the town behind us, we join with the peaceful expanse of the Dart Estuary, with its thick wooded banks, and sparkling water. We follow the gentle meandering of the river as it winds towards the sea at Dartmouth, where the fresh meets the salt. We usually stop for lunch at Dittisham or Stoke Gabriel, where you can find great food in the local pub or cafe (see menus below), or if you prefer, a picnic on the beach. It's a great spot for children to go crabbing from the jetty. As the tide turns we'll head back towards Totnes where the trip finishes in the late afternoon/early evening.

We meet at about 9.30am and finish up around 5pm. This may vary slightly depending on the timing of the tides.

When: August 9, 2017 10.00
Until: August 9, 2017 5.00
Where: Devon Winding River Canoe
Price: ADULT £40 CHILD £15 More Details >>
Winding River Canoe

Evening Canoe Paddle with fireside story-telling

Devon

Join us for a magical evening on the River Dart! The evening paddle by canoe is an opportunity to have an unusual evening where you slow down and experience the natural world on the water as it moves from day to night. The fading light... bird-sound, silence, bats, moonlight, darkness. We set off in the daylight and paddle for an hour or so upstream, gathering firewood on the way. Pitching up on the river bank, some hearty soup around the fire, and if our storyteller is on board, a river tale or two. We paddle back as night falls to the sound of the owls, and only our night vision to guide us. No previous canoeing experience required.
"Thank you Winding River for such an excellent evening trip up the dart!
Canoeing back in the twilight with bats skimming the water and owls silently flying by, after food and storytelling around the fire... I couldnt imagine a better way to spend your evening... when's the next one?" (Joseph - Devon)

When: August 11, 2017 18.00
Until: August 11, 2017 22.00
Where: Devon Winding River Canoe
Price: ADULT £35 CHILD £15 More Details >>
Winding River Canoe

BUSHCRAFT CANOEING W/E RIVER SAFARI

Devon

A weekend of foraging and learning Bush-craft skills on the river. We’ll be joined by A Touch of the Wild for some epic paddling on the beautiful Dart stopping en-route to forage for wild foods to cook up at lunchtime over the campfire.

They’ll be opportunities at each of our stops to learn some key Bush-craft skills, including how to light a fire without matches, and have a go at some natural crafts and cordage.

We’ll stop at a secret spot by the water's edge to set up camp. Experience the magic of a night walk to call owls and spot bats, concluded by stories and a nightcap around the campfire. In the morning we'll enjoy the symphony of nature with a dawn walk and breakfast around the fire. After this we’ll slowly make our way back to civilization feeling revived.

WHAT'S INCLUDED? Canoe, canoe paddle, life vest, qualified guide, bushcraft instruction/materials, refreshments, evening campfire cuisine, cooked breakfast, camping fees.

When: August 12, 2017 12.00
Until: August 13, 2017 16.00
Where: Devon Winding River Canoe
Price: ADULT £105 CHILD £55 More Details >>
Winding River Canoe

WYE VALLEY EPIC CANOE ADVENTURE

Herefordshire

The Wye River valley is bursting with life and vitality, its beauty unspoiled and waters clean and clear. Three days meandering gently downstream gives you the opportunity to sink into the exquisite scenery and rhythm of the river. The River Wye and surrounding area is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This trip has a real expedition feel to it, and you will come away feeling like you have had an adventure. We begin at Glasbury, just north of the Black Mountains, where we'll meet and load the canoes with everything we need for our journey on the river. We travel several miles each day through changing scenery; flat stretches interspersed with small rapids (nothing too scarey!). Camping on river beaches and banks along the way, the pace is relaxed, and there is plenty of time to swim, play, and rest...

WHAT'S INCLUDED? Canoe, Canoe paddle, life vest, dry bag (to store your kit), qualified river guide, camping fees, scrummy food

When: August 14, 2017 12.00
Until: August 16, 2017 16.00
Where: Herefordshire Winding River Canoe
Price: ADULT £265 CHILD £165 (£140) More Details >>
Winding River Canoe

canoe safari on the River Dart

Devon

Join us for an epic day of canoeing on the stunning River Dart. We begin from Longmarsh, Totnes, where we set off with the outgoing tide. Leaving the town behind us, we join with the peaceful expanse of the Dart Estuary, with its thick wooded banks, and sparkling water. We follow the gentle meandering of the river as it winds towards the sea at Dartmouth, where the fresh meets the salt. We usually stop for lunch at Dittisham or Stoke Gabriel, where you can find great food in the local pub or cafe (see menus below), or if you prefer, a picnic on the beach. It's a great spot for children to go crabbing from the jetty. As the tide turns we'll head back towards Totnes where the trip finishes in the late afternoon/early evening.

When: August 26, 2017 10.00
Until: August 26, 2017 17.00
Where: Devon Winding River Canoe
Price: ADULT £40 CHILD £15 More Details >>
Winding River Canoe

Bushcraft and canoeing day on the River Dart

Devon

Canoeing and Bushcraft go together like tea and cake! A day of foraging and learning Bushcraft skills on the river. We’ll do some epic paddling on the beautiful Dart stopping enroute to forage for shellfish and other wild foods to cook up at lunchtime over the campfire.
There will be opportunities at each of our stops to learn some key Bushcraft skills, including how to light a fire without matches, and have a go at some natural crafts and cordage.
After this we’ll slowly make our way back to civilization feeling revived after our immersion in the natural world.

WHAT'S INCLUDED? Canoe, canoe paddle, life vest, qualified guide, bushcraft instruction/materials, refreshments.

When: August 27, 2017 10.00
Until: August 27, 2017 17.00
Where: Devon Winding River Canoe
Price: ADULT £65 CHILD £40 (£35) More Details >>

 

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What’s On October 20, 2014