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Sunday 9 July

11am - 4pm 

A family day out celebrating all that is great about nature, with lots of things to see and activities to take part in.

FREE event


Friday 14 July  Glow worms

7.30pm - 11pm

Denise Gibbons will be giving an illustrated talk about Glow-worms and Fireflies, followed by a walk at nightfall to see our glowing female insects in their local natural habitat.

Refreshments will be served after the talk.

The walk is in the dark on paths so please bring a torch and wear warm clothing.

This event is unfortunately not suitable for children under five.

Cost : £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends : £4/adult & £2/child

Booking and paying in advance is essential


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Saturday 22 July

10am - 2pm

Come along, enjoy and learn about what pond life and mini-beasts live in the main breeding pond at Kingswood’s own wildlife oasis.

As last year this third pond survey will be led by Denise Gibbons and Barbara Wood, both experts in pond wildlife.

Throughout the session people will be able to have a look at what pond life is living in the pond through netting into wet survey trays.

FREE event - booking in advance is ESSENTIAL

Donations welcomed



Saturday 29 July Scything for beginners

10.30am - 3.30pm

An introduction to scything, its history and its background, management of grasslands and meadows, how to set up your scythe, sharpening scythes, peening (beating the blade to thin it and make it sharper), correct scything technique. We will focus on lightweight Austrian scythes.

£25 per person Friends and Concessions, £30 for non-friends

Photo : ©  Deb Roberts



Wednesday 2 August Poster 2017

Three sessions to choose from

10am, 11am, 2pm

Families will have a hands-on opportunity to get a closer look at the minibeasts living in meadows and woodlands.

Cost: £2/child per session

(Adults free)

Booking is essential



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Three sessions per morning

10am, 10.45am, 11.30am

Families will have a hands-on opportunity to get a closer look at the exciting variety of animals that live in our ponds.

Cost: £2/child per session

(Adults free)

Booking is essential


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Three sessions per morning

10am, 10.45am & 11.30am

Families will have a hands-on opportunity to get a closer look at the exciting variety of animals that live in our ponds.

Cost: £2/child per session

(Adults free)

Booking is essential


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10am - 12.30pm


Spend the morning walking from playground to playground with fun activities along the way.

Unfortunately, not suitable for pushchairs.

Cost: £2/child (Adults free)

Booking essential

Photo : ©  Deb Roberts


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8pm - 9.30pm

Come along and enjoy an early evening stroll around Wild About Kingswood’s own Open Green Spaces with our bat expert, Nadine Symkatz-Kloss, a locally based ecologist and former colleague of Stroud Valleys Project.

FREE event

Donations welcomed

Booking essential as numbers are limited.




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1pm - 3pm

The Gloucestershire Geology Trust will be taking us on a guided walk along the shore of the Severn at Hock Cliff to find fossils embedded in the mud shale. This can be a muddy and slippery walk so good shoes or boots are essential.

A family event suitable for children.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends: £4/adult & £2/child

Booking essential

Photo : © John Ockham


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10am – 1pm

Come along, enjoy, learn about what insects and mini-beasts live in and around the Rackleaze Wetland site with our wildlife experts Denise Gibbons and Barbara Wood.

The aim of survey will be to continue collecting records of insects and wildlife found on the wetland site on that day. Barbara and Denise have been collecting data at the site for a number of years, building up a picture of the insect and wildlife species found.

FREE event

Donations welcomed

Booking in advance is essential




Saturday 23 SeptemberLittle egret - bird walk sept17

9.30am - 12.30pm

Discover the richly varied birdlife of the area around Frampton on Severn. Join us on this gentle but varied walk – taking in the parkland at Frampton with its lakes and woodland, including a stroll along the canal. Look across to the River Severn for passage and incoming autumn migrants.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends: £4/adult & £2/child

Booking and paying in advance is essential




   Stroud Valleys Project & The Museum in the Park present


Pumpkins & Apples in the Park


Save your pumpkins for the competition!


Sunday 29 October 2017

Apple pressing workshops : 11-12.30pm and 2-3pm

PumpkinsBring some apples and have a go at making your own juice. Try a variety of apple-related family activities.

Drop off carved pumpkins at museum courtyard by 3.30pm then join in with a twilight Pumpkin Lantern Trail: 5.30pm

Prizes for :Best carved home-grown pumpkin

Best primary school-aged entrant

Best secondary school-aged entrant

Best family entrants


Outdoor Autumn fun for all the family!


Pumpkin Jack O’ Lantern

Care Instructions - Place the pot somewhere warm (above 20 ºC). Grow outdoors in a sheltered place or in cold-frame. Plant outside after last frost. Plant one plant for 1-2 m2.

Harvest in autumn and store at temperature of 10 – 15ºC.



Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641


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