Discover life under the lagoon, join a seashore scavenge or learn about wildflowers on the beach … we run a range of events and activities for all ages. Activities start from the Chesil Beach Centre unless stating otherwise.
Please dress appropriately - that means suitable footwear for outside activities (wellies are helpful for sea shore detectives), warm, waterproof clothing if cold/wet, and sun-cream and a hat for sunny weather. If the weather is really bad, phone the Centre to check the activity is going ahead.
Children are welcome to all activities; however they must be accompanied by an adult unless stated otherwise.
Saturday 22 October 2016 - Sunday 30 October 2016
10:00 - 16:00 Chesil Half Term Bird Bonanza
Find out about garden birds, the best things to feed them & how to ready your garden for winter.
Tuesday 25 October 2016
10:30 - 12:30 Cuttlefish Kids - Seaweed Explorer
Get slimy with seaweed! Did you know that you put seaweed in your mouth every day? Learn fascinating facts, how to identify seaweeds & have fun pressing them.
Wednesday 26 October 2016
10:30 - 12:30 Cuttlefish Kids - Strandline Raiders
Search the strandline of Chesil Beach to discover rare pink seafans, shark eggcases & other lost treasures blown in from the Atlantic.
Sunday 30 October 2016
11:00 - 15:00 Halloween Bird Feeders
Make spooky bird feeders to go in your garden at Halloween.
11:30 - 13:00 Winter Birds of Chesil, the Fleet & Portland Harbour
A guided walk looking at the gulls, wading birds & geese along Chesil Beach & the Fleet with local naturalist Sean Foote.
Saturday 5 November 2016 - Sunday 20 November 2016
10:00 - 16:00 "My Wildlife" - Art Exhibition
The Chesil Beach Centre will be hosting a two week “My Wildlife” art exhibition; come along and see how nature has inspired different artists including Maggie Cooke, Nicola Dennis and John Palmer. Free Event.
Sunday 13 November 2016
11:00 - 12:30 Winter Storm Seashore Scavengers
Walk along Chesil Beach, hunting for rare pink sea fans, shark eggcases and other treasures blown in from the Atlantic during the winter storms.
Sunday 27 November 2016
10:00 - 16:00 Opticron Optics Day
Looking to buy some new binoculars or a telescope? Rob Laughton from Opticron will be on hand to give expert advice on optics.
10:00 - 16:00 Chesil Christmas Fayre
Come & support your local wildlife by Christmas shopping with us.
Thursday 8 December 2016
Join us for Dorset Wildlife Trust's 55th AGM at the Chesil Beach Centre
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