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Arnside and the Surrounding Area offer lots of things to do – both for visitors and the local community.

Details of almost anything you could ever want to do as a hobby or activity can be found month-on-month on the pages of the Arnside Broadsheet (see current month’s below) as well as on the Community News / Whats On pages, as well as details of other events happening the village. Delivered to every household in Arnside and Carr Bank by a team of volunteers, the double-sided A4 sheet is a non-profit making publication, published by an independent committee and funded entirely by voluntary contributions from organisations and individuals, supplemented by income generated  by our other publications.

 

Details of ALL the individual Clubs, Group and Societies and their contact details can be found here.
See current copies of the Arnside Broadsheet here: February 2018 Arnside Broadsheet  and March 2018 Broadsheet
arnside_country_market1Arnside Country Market  –   Friday at the W.I. Hall, Orchard Road, Arnside:  9.30 – 11.30am        Free entry. Refreshments available. The popular Arnside country market specialises in delicious home baking, home-made cakes, savouries, bread, soup, preserves, jams, crafts, home-grown plants, jewellery, wood craft, cards, candles, local hand crafts, fresh fish stall and seasonal vegetables. Coffee and biscuits are also available.  For information about becoming a producer for Arnside Country Market, contact secretary Ann McCabe on 015395 63326.
 
Heron TheatreThe HERON Stanley Street  Beetham  Milnthorpe Cumbria LA7 7AS Registered Charity No.501134  info@theherontheatre.com  For details of forthcoming events visit the website   www.theherontheatre.com 

 

 

 

Book at Baytime    Weekly on Wednesdays from 1 – 2.30pm  at the E.I. on Church Hill. Cost:  £3  to include refreshments.  Reading aloud, material provided. No reading to do before or after. For further information call Julie on 01524 762538.
Shore-Based-Tution - sailingArnside Sailing Club Cadet Programme   Offering regular sessions for 8 – 16 year olds from May to the beginning of October. Details on www.arnsidesailingclub.co.uk  email: arnsidesailingclubtraining@gmail.com

 

 

 RSPB logoLeighton Moss & Morecambe Bay Nature Reserve, Myers Farm, Storrs Lane, Silverdale LA5 0SW  01524 701601  rspb.org.uk/leightonmoss 

The reserve is open from dawn to dusk daily (Closed Christmas Day). The Visitor Centre (including the shop and Cafe) is open 9.30am-5pm daily (9.30am-4.30pm December & January). Closed Christmas Day.

What’s on in March 2018      (Events marked with * are for young people or families)Thursday 1st - Saturday 31st March 2018 - ‘Loud and Clear’ Wild Challenge family trail    
 (Drop in between 9.30 am-4 pm) Take part in this self-led family trail to discover more about the weird and wonderful sounds that nature can make! Normal admission charges apply to non-members (RSPB members free). 

* Friday 2nd and Wednesday 21st March 2018 - J Nature Tots (10.30-11.30am) Whatever the weather, come along with your little nippers for this interactive wildlife trail. Play outdoor games and sing songs, followed by a story and a cup of tea or coffee (juice for the little ones. Cost: Adults £5 (RSPB members £2), toddlers free. No need to book, just roll up.

* Saturday 3rd March 2018 - J Wildlife Explorers (10am-12 noon) Aged between 8 and 12? Why not join the Wildlife Explorers and join our bush craft skills workshop. This month’s activity will take place off site. Pre-booking essential. 
For details email: wildlife.explorers.leighton@gmail.com 

* Sunday 4th March 2018 - J Phoenix Group (1-3pm)  If you are aged between 13 and 19, come along to discover more about wildlife and help save nature as well as meeting new friends. Cost £3 (RSPB Phoenix members £2). 

* Wednesday 14th March 2018 - J Tots Trek (11am-12 noon)  Come and join in with our activity for the under 5s. 
A short buggy-friendly walk packed with sensory games and fun. We’ll set off on our trek whatever the weather! 
Cost: Adults £5 (RSPB members £2), toddlers free. 

Saturday 24 March - Digital Photography Workshop (11am-4pm) Got a Digital SLR camera? Make the most of it with this one-day photography workshop. Whether you’re still working out the settings, or seeking tips to give your wildlife shots a professional edge, you’ll benefit from the guidance, inspiration and field craft tips from experienced, published wildlife photographer Mike Malpass. Includes an indoor session followed by putting it into practice outdoors. Booking and payment in advance essential. Bring your own camera and notebook, buffet lunch will be provided. Cost £55 (RSPB members £45). 

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March 2018 - Binoculars and Telescopes Open Weekend (Drop-in between 10am-4pm)  Get some hands on advice about binoculars and telescopes from our friendly, impartial team. Have the chance to try them outdoors and find the perfect optics to suit your needs and your budget. Normal admission charges apply to non-members visiting the reserve, no additional charges for event.

Sunday 25th March 2018 - Birdsong for Beginners (8-10.30am) Join Andy Chapman on this informative wildlife walk. Learn more about different bird songs in the woodland and around the reedbed, get tips on identification and advice about wildlife watching. Afterwards enjoy a bacon or veggie sausage bap and tea or coffee. Booking and payment in advance essential. No experience necessary. Cost £15 (RSPB members £12). Meet in The Holt next to the garden.

* Thursday 29th March 2018 - J What Lives Beneath? (Drop-in between 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm)
What weird and wonderful wildlife likes to call our pond home? Our experts will be on-hand to help you discover the amazing creatures that can be found underwater on this pond dipping event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost £5 per child (RSPB members £4 per child), adults free. Normal admission charges apply to non-members. No need to book, just roll up!
What’s on in April 2018      (Events marked with * are for young people or families) Sunday 1st - Monday 30th April 2018 - 'Wild Challenge' family trail  (Drop in between 9.30 am-4 pm) 
Take part in this self-led family trail to discover more about the weird and wonderful sounds that nature can make! Normal admission charges apply to non-members (RSPB members free).

* Sunday 1st April 2018 - Phoenix Group (1-3pm)  If you are aged between 13 and 19, come along to discover more about wildlife and help save nature as well as meeting new friends. Cost £3 (RSPB Phoenix members £2). 

* Tuesday 3rd April 2018  -  'Birds in the Barn'  (Drop-in between 1-3pm)  Come and discover more about our feathered friends with a fun orienteering session from the barn in our meadow. Let off some steam and complete the challenge with your team, or even see who can collect the most birds! Normal admission charges to the reserve apply to non-members, no additional charges for the event. Donations welcome. No need to book, just roll up!

* Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th & Tuesday 10th April 2018 -  'What Lives Beneath?' (Drop-in between 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm) What weird and wonderful wildlife likes to call our pond home? Our experts will be on-hand to help you discover the amazing creatures that can be found underwater on this pond dipping event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost £5 per child (RSPB members £4 per child), adults free. Normal admission charges apply to non-members. No need to book, just roll up.

* Saturday 7th April 2018 -  'Wildlife Explorers' (10am-12 noon) Aged between 8 and 12? Why not join the Wildlife Explorers and join our bush craft skills workshop. This month’s activity will take place off site. Pre-booking essential. For details email: wildlife.explorers.leighton@gmail.com  

* Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th April 2018  Minibeast Safari  (Drop-in between 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm)  Discover more about the strange and fascinating creepy crawlies that live in our orchard. Our experts will be on hand to help you find and identify many mini-beasts at this exciting event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost £5 per child (RSPB members £4 per child), adults free. Normal admission charges apply to non-members. No need to pre-book, just pop along.

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April 2018 - Binoculars and Telescopes Open Weekend (Drop-in between 10am-4pm)  Get some hands on advice about binoculars and telescopes from our friendly, impartial team. Have the chance to try them outdoors and find the perfect optics to suit your needs and your budget. Normal admission charges apply to non-members visiting the reserve, no additional charges for event. 

Sunday 15th April 2018 - Birdsong for Beginners (8-10.30am) Join Andy Chapman on this informative wildlife walk. Learn more about different bird songs in the woodland and around the reedbed, get tips on identification and advice about wildlife watching. Afterwards enjoy a bacon or veggie sausage bap and tea or coffee. Booking and payment in advance essential. No experience necessary. Cost £15 (RSPB members £12). Meet in The Holt next to the garden.

* Wednesday 25th April 2018  -  Nature Tots   (10.30-11.30 am)   Whatever the weather, come along with your little nippers for this interactive wildlife trail. Play outdoor games and sing songs, followed by a story and a cup of tea or coffee (juice for the little ones). Cost: £4 per child (RSPB members £3 per child), adults free. No need to book, just roll up.

For Families:  The Holt is open most weekends and in the school holidays. This indoor space offers interactive boards and exciting self-led children’s activities. Free of charge, donations welcome.

Explore our wildlife sensory garden with natures pipes, natural playpit, natures drums, den building challenge and more, come and have fun discovering all that the garden has to offer.

Going exploring? If you are off for a walk on the nature reserve, get a bigger eyeful of nature by hiring a pair of binoculars from us. £3 a pair for RSPB Puffins, £5 a pair for RSPB Avocets. We also have Explorer backpacks for families including a magnifying glass, binoculars, bug pots and more. £3 a backpack, one per family. Ask at the welcome desk for details.

Guided walks  If you would like a personal guided walk for you or your party, please contact us by email leighton.moss@rspb.org.uk or by phoning 01524 701413.

Personal telescope demonstration  You can try out our binoculars on any day, but we can also offer your own personal telescope demonstration with one of our advisors. Please contact our Retail Manager or Assistant Retail Manager on 01524 701601 to arrange for you to go out on the reserve to see how our telescopes perform.

Photography tuition  Got a digital SLR camera? Whether you’re still working out your settings or seeking tips to give your wildlife shots a professional edge, you will benefit from advice, guidance and personal tuition from experienced and approachable wildlife photographer Mike Malpass. Sessions involve both indoor theory then out onto the reserve to put it into practice. Dates and times to suit you. Interested? Contact us at leighton.moss@rspb.org.uk or on 01524 701413.  

Talks  Looking for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and popular speaker for your group, society or club? Our former Warden David Mower offers two excellent talks; Leighton Moss or Garden Birds. Contact him after 5 pm on 01539 563522 for details or to book.

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Help Protect The Bay’s Amazing Birds

Locals wishing to know more about Morecambe Bay’s amazing waders and wildfowl should look for dedicated volunteers, out at coastal locations throughout the winter, equipped with binoculars and telescopes and sporting distinctive Morecambe Bay Partnership blue fleeces.

The ‘Natural Ambassadors’ celebrate and help protect the birds and explain the importance of not disturbing the birds whilst they are ‘roosting’ (resting) or feeding, particularly two hours either side of high tide. Waders and wildfowl must eat a large proportion of their body weight to stay warm through winter and waste twelve times as much energy if flying to escape a danger, be that a human, or a dog running on the sands, than when roosting.

 Anyone wishing to become a Natural Ambassador should contact Annabelle Kennedy at Morecambe Bay Partnership, on 07760 884357 or Annabelle@morecambebay.org.uk


Get your events listed here – please contact support@arnsidevillage.co.uk