Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Wild Flower Foray

A fabulous flower foray! We hope to showcase the wonderful range of wildflowers that grow on Cleeve Common, a mecca for botanists.

Join our Flower Foray to find out why it is such an important refuge for rare flora (with a bit of luck we will find some of them). We will walk over the agriculturally unimproved grassland of the Common looking for typical limestone grassland flowers and some Cotswold specialties too. The grassland is of high nature conservation value and as such has protected status as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. As we meet some of the rarer and more vulnerable species, we will see the benefits of the careful grazing strategy of the past few years and look at other conservation techniques and experiments.

For full details follwo this link: www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/guided_walks/flower-foray-around-cleeve-common/

Booking not required. Wear sturdy footwear for scrambling over rougher areas.

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Jul
26
1:30 PM13:30

Family Fun Friday - Winged Beauties

We will head out onto the hill on a bug hunt, summer brings out butterflies, moths, beetles, bees and many other bugs and winged beauties. Let's see what we can find! Make a mini bug hotel to take home with you too. All resources will be provided.

Suitable for ages 5 and over. Please dress for the weather on the day and bring water if the weather is hot.

£2.50 per person. Please book a ticket for every member of your family or group attending aged 5 and above. Younger siblings welcome free of charge. Book here.

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Aug
9
2:00 PM14:00

Family Fun Friday - Wardens Wood

Wellies on, let's go and explore Warden's Wood, an often forgotten about part of Cleeve Common. Join us for an afternoon of bushcraft and nature exploration. See if you can survive in the wilds with your family by identifying trees from their leaves, building a den and toasting marshmallows on a campfire.

All equipment will be provided. We will stay together as a group throughout, so please arrive for a prompt 2pm start. Feel free to bring a picnic or refreshments to enjoy around the campfire too.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Please book a ticket for every member of your group. £3.50 per person. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. Younger siblings are welcome free of charge, but please note the activities are aimed at primary school aged children with the help of their parents or guardians.

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Aug
23
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Friday - Stream Dipping and Raft Racing

A summer holiday classic! A chance to investigate the Cleeve Common stream in Watery Bottom. Follow the trail from Quarry car park down to the Washpool where we will meet you with stream dipping equipment. Wellies recommended - closed shoes are essential for enerting the water. Start anytime between 1pm and 2pm at the car park, and work your way down to us learning about the wildlife of the area as you go. Bring a picnic and make a day of it in this beautiful spot. Whilst relaxing make a raft and see if yours is the fastest to race across the water.

Everyone welcome, but please note the walk (which you can do at your own pace) down to the Washpool is just over a mile each way. £2.50 per child, accompanying adults free. All children must be supervised at all times. Book here.

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Cleeve Common Bird Life tour

Join local expert Arthur Ball as he introduces you to the vast bird life found on Cleeve Common. We will walk a circular route via the Washpool taking in the sights and sounds of the birds that are permanent residents on, and seasonal visitors to Cleeve Common. We are very lucky to be frequently visited by rare species such as the Ring Ouzel and the sky will be alive with the sound of sky larks belting out their incessant song. The route will also take in our fantastic views and other interesting natural history along the route.

Suitable for adults though keen young people who are happy to walk at an adults pace are more than welcome. This event is free, but please book a place to let us know you are coming. Please dress for the weather on the day, wear sturdy footwear and bring binoculars if you have some The golf club will be ope n for lunch and refreshments.

Please click here for more information and to book your place(s).

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Apr
19
1:00 PM13:00

Family Easter Trail

Come explore Cleeve Common and earn yourself a treat! Book a place starting at 1.00-2.00pm, or 2.00-3.00pm. Drop in any time in your allocated hour time slot to start the Easter Trail. As a family follow the trail of clues on a circular approx. 1 mile walk around the common. Answer all the questions to find your way back and collect your prize! The trail will take about an hour.
Booking is essential, and please note that last year we were fully booked. Adults are free, £2.75 (plus booking fee) per child. Families are welcome to share trails but please note each trail purchased = each prize received.

All proceeds will go towards supporting our work on Cleeve Common.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE(S), CLICK HERE

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Jan
4
to Jan 19

Cleeve Common Festive Trail - new date

Rescheduled from December. To book see our Facebook events page.

Join us before heading back to school to enjoy the crisp fresh air and walk off some of the excesses of this festive time of year.  Drop in during your allocated hour time slot to start the Festive Trail. As a family follow the trail of clues on a circular approx. 1 mile walk around the common.   Answer the questions to find your way back and collect your prize.

For each child taking part, the cost is £2.50 (plus booking fee). It’s free for accompanying adults. Families are welcome to share trails but please note each trail purchased = one prize received.   Booking essential.

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Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Friday - Halloween Special

To book go to our Facebook events page.

Drop in between 1pm - 3pm, follow the Halloween trail learning about the Cleeve Common beasties before settling down to make your very own carved pumpkin. All resources will be provided. Fancy dress encouraged, but it can be a messy process so bring an old shirt or something similar to protect your clothing whilst carving. 

There is a charge of £2.50 per pumpkin carved. You can decide how many pumpkins you would like to carve in your group. You will of course take these home with you. Booking essential.

Please just book a ticket for every pumpkin you would like to make.  Suitable for children aged 5yrs and older. All children must be supervised.

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Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Geology Walk

Join with us and Alice Kennedy of Gloucestershire Geological Trust and discover all on a walk around the Common. Bring suitable refreshment.

This walk is stile-free, though with some rocky paths and ups and downs! Lots of work has been done on the Common to keep visible the key features of a site which was part of the development of modern geology. The history revealed does much to explain why the Cotswolds are what they are today.

Booking not required. For more details please follow this link. http://www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/guided_walks/cleeve-common-rocks/

This walk is suitable for adults, we will be running a children's fossil hunt in the school holidays with Alice. Keep an eye out for those details soon!

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Aug
31
2:00 PM14:00

Summer Holiday Family Fun: Fossil Hunt

Join us and Dr Alice Kennedy from Gloucestershire Geology Trust on a fascinating journey into the past.

Start by making your own fossil - using plaster of paris and fossil moulds (made from original fossils). Then we will head out onto Cleeve Common to take in spectacular views before embarking on a fossil hunt and learning all about how fossils are formed.

Suitable for ages 4 and over. Please dress for the weather on the day and bring water if the weather is hot.

£2.50 per person. Please book a ticket for every member of your family or group attending aged 4 and above. Younger siblings welcome free of charge.

The Gloucestershire Geology Trust is a non-profit organisation with a main aim of conserving, recording and promoting the rocks of the county.

Booking is essential.  Click here.

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Aug
17
10:30 AM10:30

Summer Holiday Family Fun: Marvelous Moths

Join us and expert Robert Homan to enter into the world of butterflies, moths and moth trapping.

Help us release moths back into the wild which will have been trapped on Cleeve Common the night before. These beautiful creatures are often misunderstood and overlooked. This is a super chance to get up close and personal with these winged beauties and learn more about them.

After the release head out onto Cleeve Common with sweep nets to see if we can find any day flying moths and butterflies.

Suitable for ages 5 and over. Please dress for the weather on the day and bring water if the weather is hot.

£2.50 per person. Please book a ticket for every member of your family or group attending aged 5 and above. Younger siblings welcome free of charge.  Booking is essential: click here.

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Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Holiday Family Fun:Stream dipping & raft racing

A chance to investigate the Cleeve Common stream in Watery Bottom.

Follow the trail from Quarry car park down to the Washpool where we will meet you with stream dipping equipment. Wellies recommended! Start anytime between 1pm and 2pm at the car park, and work your way down to us learning about the wildlife of the area as you go.

Bring a picnic and make a day of it in this beautiful spot. Whilst relaxing make a raft and see if yours is the fastest to race across the water.

Everyone welcome, but please note the walk (which you can do at your own pace) down to the Washpool is just over a mile each way. All children must be supervised at all times.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

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Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

Woodland Bushcraft Event

Join us for an afternoon of bush-craft in an often forgotten corner of Cleeve Common, Wardens Wood. As a family create the perfect den in the woods before celebrating with marshmallows around the campfire.

£3.50 per person. Suitable for children aged 5yrs and above. Younger siblings are welcome to come free of charge. All members of the family, including adults need to buy a ticket. Ticket includes light refreshments round the campfire.

Tickets available soon - save the date for now!

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Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Family Easter Trail ***FULL****

Explore Cleeve Common and earn a treat! As a family, follow the clues on a circular walk of about 1 mile.  Answer the questions as you go round and collect your prize.   This trail will be best suited to children aged 5 to 12.

You can book a starting time between 1 and 2pm or between 2 and 3pm.  The trail should take about an hour to complete. 

BOOK HERE.  Please note that booking is essential and there is a charge of £2.50 plus booking fee per child.

 

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