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Date: 14 February 2024

Time: 10am - 12noon

Location: Lepe Country Park, Exbury, Southampton SO45 1AD

Create a redshank collage


A Bird Aware Art Fest event

Join Ranger Alice and Ranger Tony this February half term to learn about the Solent’s wonderful winter birdlife and make your own redshank using natural materials that we’ll collect on the day.

We’ll start with a short, introductory talk, then we’ll head outside to explore the coast at Lepe Country Park. While we’re out, we will collect leaves and sticks for our artwork and see if we can spot some of the birds that visit us in the winter – we’ll use telescopes to get a really good look.

Then, we will head back to the classroom and create a redshank.

Redshank made from leaves and sticks

This event is for children aged from 4 – 11. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and supervised at all times.

Booking details: This event is free, but booking is required as places are limited. Please reserve your place by emailing Ranger Alice at:

Parking: There is parking at Lepe Country Park. More information can be found on Lepe’s website.

Meeting point: Outside the Lookout café by the ranger station.

Accessibility: Uneven ground, and a few steps to reach the classroom.

Dogs: Unfortunately, dogs can’t join us for this event.

Clothing: Please ensure that children have sturdy/sensible shoes and dress appropriately for the weather (we advise warm layers and a waterproof coat!)

Our outdoor activities are weather dependant. We aim to let you know by email in good time if the event is cancelled due to bad weather. Please check your emails before leaving home.