Events

Hedgelaying for Beginners and Improvers

Hedgelaying for Beginners and Improvers

Thu, 24th Jan 2019 - Fri, 25th Jan 2019

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Designed for those beginning the craft of hedge laying, Andrew will guide you through all steps with patience, allowing you to progress at your own pace with your own section of hedge.
If you already have the basics of hedge laying, and are looking to improve, Andrew will be able to assess and help you progress to the next level!

Equipment, Tea and coffee are included, but as we are away in the gorge you may wish to bring a flask as well. Please dress sensibly, for the weather, as we will be outside!

There is a café on site, if you wish to buy a hot lunch, or you can bring your own pack up. (open from Feb only)
The day will be split into morning and afternoon sessions with a break for lunch in our visitors centre.

Everyone partaking on the course will get free exhibition entry for their two days, if you wish to learn more about the site.

The site is accessible by both train (Creswell Station) and bus (number 77 bus to Worksop/Chesterfield) all in the local village of Creswell, a half mile walk away from the site.

Two day courses running on: 10/11th Jan, 17/18th Jan, 24/25th Jan, 7/8th Feb, 14/15th Feb, 21/22nd Feb.

Please call 01909 720378 to book.

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

Sat, 26th Jan 2019 - Sun, 27th Jan 2019

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

What better place to come and look for some of the UK’s prettiest birds?

Join us at the centre for lots of bird related crafts and activities, a discount in the shop on all things bird, and a bird spotting trail to help join  in with the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch!

More details to follow! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest!

Hedgelaying for Beginners and Improvers

Hedgelaying for Beginners and Improvers

Thu, 7th Feb 2019 - Fri, 8th Feb 2019

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Designed for those beginning the craft of hedge laying, Andrew will guide you through all steps with patience, allowing you to progress at your own pace with your own section of hedge.
If you already have the basics of hedge laying, and are looking to improve, Andrew will be able to assess and help you progress to the next level!

Equipment, Tea and coffee are included, but as we are away in the gorge you may wish to bring a flask as well. Please dress sensibly, for the weather, as we will be outside!

There is a café on site, if you wish to buy a hot lunch, or you can bring your own pack up. (open from Feb only)
The day will be split into morning and afternoon sessions with a break for lunch in our visitors centre.

Everyone partaking on the course will get free exhibition entry for their two days, if you wish to learn more about the site.

The site is accessible by both train (Creswell Station) and bus (number 77 bus to Worksop/Chesterfield) all in the local village of Creswell, a half mile walk away from the site.

Two day courses running on: 10/11th Jan, 17/18th Jan, 24/25th Jan, 7/8th Feb, 14/15th Feb, 21/22nd Feb.

Please call 01909 720378 to book.

Hedgelaying for Beginners and Improvers

Hedgelaying for Beginners and Improvers

Thu, 14th Feb 2019 - Fri, 15th Feb 2019

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Designed for those beginning the craft of hedge laying, Andrew will guide you through all steps with patience, allowing you to progress at your own pace with your own section of hedge.
If you already have the basics of hedge laying, and are looking to improve, Andrew will be able to assess and help you progress to the next level!

Equipment, Tea and coffee are included, but as we are away in the gorge you may wish to bring a flask as well. Please dress sensibly, for the weather, as we will be outside!

There is a café on site, if you wish to buy a hot lunch, or you can bring your own pack up. (open from Feb only)
The day will be split into morning and afternoon sessions with a break for lunch in our visitors centre.

Everyone partaking on the course will get free exhibition entry for their two days, if you wish to learn more about the site.

The site is accessible by both train (Creswell Station) and bus (number 77 bus to Worksop/Chesterfield) all in the local village of Creswell, a half mile walk away from the site.

Two day courses running on: 10/11th Jan, 17/18th Jan, 24/25th Jan, 7/8th Feb, 14/15th Feb, 21/22nd Feb.

Please call 01909 720378 to book.

Spring Half Term Club

Spring Half Term Club

Mon, 18th Feb 2019 - Fri, 22nd Feb 2019

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

*After-club club from 15:00 – 16:00 for an extra £2 per day (drinks, fruit & colouring sheets provided)
£85 for all 5 days or £18 per day (children can attend multiple days)
Early bird price of £80 for whole week (deadline 31st January)
Ages 7 – 12
After the huge success of our Summer Club in 2018, Creswell Crags is excited to announce the return of our amazing activity days for children this February Half Term, with the arrival of Spring Club! With a different theme each day, we have the perfect activities for children aged 7 – 12. Details of what activities are running each day are detailed below.
Each day runs from 9am to 3pm, with an optional after-club club between 3pm – 4pm, where children will be supervised and provided with colouring activities, fruit and squash (extra £2 per day). Children must provide their own packed lunch.
Price per child is £18 per day, or a discounted price of £85 for all five days. However, pay in full for all five days now and receive an additional £5 discount!
To book a place, or make an enquiry, please ring us on 01909 720378. Each child’s place requires a non-refundable £15 deposit to secure the booking. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come first-serve basis, so please get in touch soon to avoid disappointment (please note that we are not able to take bookings via Facebook message or email; apologies for the inconvenience).
 
Monday 18th February 2019
CRAFT DAY
Club Leader: Jo Galtrey
Details: Get stuck in to wide range of exciting hands-on crafts! From mosaic-making to tie-dye – be prepared to get messy on this day!
 
Tuesday 19th February 2019
NATURE DAY
Club Leader: Lucy Bacon
Details: Explore the gorge and find out about our natural residents! Create giant eggs based on the eggs of birds we have here at the Crags, and have a go at making feeders to keep the birds going until spring!
 
Wednesday 20th February 2019
ART DAY
Club Leader: Sarah Lee
Details: Be inspired by the only Ice Age Rock Art in the UK, and become a Stone Age artist! With stencil art, pottery painting and wall-decorating, this day is perfect for children with an artistic flare. Another messy one – please dress accordingly!
 
Thursday 21st February 2019
MUSIC DAY
Club Leader: Ian Blakesley
Details: Journey into a cave to create your own Stone Age music! Explore the animal noises that would have echoed around the gorge, and learn how to compose your own Ice Age symphony!
 
Friday 22nd February 2019
PALAEONTOLOGY DAY
Club Leaders: Stephanie Tristram & Jen Horseman
Details: Get up close and personal with the bones of the ancient animals that lived at Creswell Crags! Discover fascinating facts about the huge range of skeletons in our collection, and have a go at creating your own exhibition!
Hedgelaying for Beginners and Improvers

Hedgelaying for Beginners and Improvers

Thu, 21st Feb 2019 - Fri, 22nd Feb 2019

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Designed for those beginning the craft of hedge laying, Andrew will guide you through all steps with patience, allowing you to progress at your own pace with your own section of hedge.
If you already have the basics of hedge laying, and are looking to improve, Andrew will be able to assess and help you progress to the next level!

Equipment, Tea and coffee are included, but as we are away in the gorge you may wish to bring a flask as well. Please dress sensibly, for the weather, as we will be outside!

There is a café on site, if you wish to buy a hot lunch, or you can bring your own pack up. (open from Feb only)
The day will be split into morning and afternoon sessions with a break for lunch in our visitors centre.

Everyone partaking on the course will get free exhibition entry for their two days, if you wish to learn more about the site.

The site is accessible by both train (Creswell Station) and bus (number 77 bus to Worksop/Chesterfield) all in the local village of Creswell, a half mile walk away from the site.

Two day courses running on: 10/11th Jan, 17/18th Jan, 24/25th Jan, 7/8th Feb, 14/15th Feb, 21/22nd Feb.

Please call 01909 720378 to book.

Bird Ringing Demonstration

Bird Ringing Demonstration

Sun, 17th Mar 2019

10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Back by popular demand, Jack Baddams will be educating and inspiring children and adults alike with fascinating bird facts!
Get close and personal to the birds of the Crags, learn about ringing, and why this is so important for monitoring and conservation.
Get the opportunity for stunning photographs and to release a bird yourself!

Sunday 17th March
Times to be confirmed and may change, but provisionally 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 2 and 3.
£4 per person

Call 01909 720378 to book your place!

Astronomy Night

Astronomy Night

Mon, 25th Mar 2019

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

See the stars like never before, with expert astronomer, Paul Money.
Join Paul for an insightful talk about the night’s sky, before heading out into the evening, to look through telescopes at the constellations.

All equipment is provided, tea and coffee will also be provided. Remember to dress warm and sensibly – you will be outdoors for some of the event.
Booking essential – call 01909 720378 to secure your place.
7:30pm start, £8 per person.

This event always sells out! Book today!

Bat Night

Bat Night

Tue, 30th Apr 2019

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Derrick Eames, resident Bat Man at Creswell Crags, for a guided talk and walk of the gorge to see these incredible creatures feed at nightfall. This is a sell out event, so pre-booking is a must!
 
7:30pm start, refreshments available from 7:15pm.
 
£8pp
 
Sensible clothing required, as you will be outdoors for a lot of the event.
 
Call 01909 720378 to book your place!
Plants as food and Medicine (Food for Free)

Plants as food and Medicine (Food for Free)

Mon, 24th Jun 2019

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Dr Patrick Harding for this fantastic Day course! £24 pp
 
A day school looking at useful wild plants. Illustrated talks on plants for food and drink and also about plants with medicinal properties. Includes trips out to look at wild plants and to learn how to identify them. There will also be specimens,medicines and a display of useful books.
 
Bring a picnic lunch or get food and drink in the excellent cafe.
Tea and coffee provided.
 
“Fantastic course, can’t wait for the next one!”
“brilliant and informative, thanks!”
Call 01909 720378 to book your place! Places are limited and will sell out.
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