With daffodils blooming, sheep lambing and the nesting birds singing, spring is here at last! Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre is celebrating this reawakening with its Bring in the Spring event on the 21st April. The Centre is hosting a barn dance complete with hog roast, cider tasting and a variety of games, and invites you to party with them.
Kingcombe’s own apples and even the entertainment is by locals
The Kingcombe Centre is an ideal place to enjoy the spring as it is set within wildlife friendly gardens and surrounded by almost a thousand acres of unsurpassed natural habitat. Furthermore the Centre emphasises sustainability and the importance of local food, which will be on show at this event. The hog roast will be from meat reared at the Centre; there will be cheese platters from local suppliers; the cider has been pressed from Kingcombe’s own apples and even the entertainment is by locals The Casterbridge Band with Ruth Thompson from Maiden Newton as caller.
Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre Manager, Nick Tomlinson, says: ”Spring is such a special time, the world is waking up after its winter's sleep and there's an excitement and vibrancy in the air, a real sense of anticipation that you can almost feel. This is going to be my first spring at Kingcombe and I am really looking forward to seeing many, many things for the first time; I really can't think of a better reason to hold a celebration than to welcome in the spring, the re-birth of the natural world!”
a unique place to encounter
Throughout the year the Kingcombe Centre, set within Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Meadows reserve, holds a wide range of courses and activities and is a unique place to encounter, learn about or simply enjoy nature whatever the season. The programme for 2012 covers everything from wildlife identification and tracking to arts and crafts inspired by the landscape. The Conservatory Cafe is open every weekend from Friday to Sunday plus bank holidays and school holidays 10am to 5pm until November.
The Bring in the Spring celebration is on Saturday 21st April from 5pm 10pm at The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, near Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ. Entry and entertainment is free; there will be a charge for food. Please telephone the Centre on 01300 320684 to reserve your place.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.
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