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Bat in Barn

Bat Detectives

Learn about these fascinating mammals from the Hampshire Bat Group and discover which species inhabit the Country Parks using bat detectors! We will be walking up to 2km. For families with children 7+ years. Part of the fee goes towards Bat Conservation.

The date of this event at Lakeside has changed to Saturday 3 September

Saturday 17 September Itchen Valley Country Park


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November 26 Robin Nest Box Workshop

A workshop to make a next box suitable for Robins. An ideal Christmas present for a bird lover. For adults and children 8+ years. Children must accompanied by an adult. 


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Oct 27 Fungi Foray

Join a guided walk with expert, Phil Budd, to look for and identify the variety of fungi growing in the park. For adults and children 6+ years 


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Story Walks

A guided journey with sensory activities on route. Suitable for accompanied 5+ years. The walk will last for an hour and we will be covering 1.5km over some uneven ground. Accompanying adults don't need to book.  

Wednesday 10 August - Tawny Owls Party

Wednesday 17 August - Tour with a Difference


Red Admiral

Wild Wednesdays

Discover what minibeasts live in the different habitats of the park on these themed sessions. We will be spotting butterflies, not catching them. For accompanied 3+ years 

Wednesday 27 July- Woodland Minibeasts- using pots and spoons  Fully Booked

Wednesday 10 August - Meadow Sweeping- using sweepnets Fully Booked

Wednesday 17 August - Beautiful Butterflies - story and butterfly spotting

Wednesday 24 August - Meadow Sweeping- using sweepnets



Willow Wreaths for children

A creative workshop for children aged 6-12 years to make a festive wreath from willow, green foliage and fun accessories. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 10 December


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Woodland Stories- Summer

An outdoor activity session based on a book, including story, craft and campfire. For children 3-5 years and their parent/carer. Book places for the child only

2 August - Dinosaur Roar Fully booked

9 August- The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fully booked


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Woodland Stories- Winter

An outdoor session for 3-5 year olds and their parent/carer. Seasonal activities followed by a story in the woods. Book places for the child only

September - Seed gathering and paper plant pot making

October - Natural Art

November- Pine cone bird feeders

December - Reindeer Faces



Willow Wreaths for Adults

A creative workshop to make a festive wreath from willow, green foliage and traditional accessories.  

Saturday 3 December


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Walk & Talk- Bursledon, Hamble, Hound

Join a circular guided walk of up to 3km. The walks are at a relaxed pace but can follow unsurfaced paths and be quite muddy in places. Walking boots are advisable. Refreshments are provided. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome

Meeting instructions are below:

Bursledon - park at The Fox and Hounds pub, Hungerford, SO31 8DE. This walk is 1.5 km and is of moderate difficulty as it has two slopes with uneven ground. We stop for refreshments half way round with a view of the Hamble river.

Hound- park in the layby of St Mary's church, Hound Road. This route contains some surfaced footpath and then it follows the Hamble Rail Trail and back across fields containing horses. It can get very muddy after rain. The walk is 2 km in distance. 

Hamble Common- We meet at The Mercury Library and Hub on High Street in Hamble. Parking is available on Copse Lane. The route is 3 km long, passing through Hamble Common and along the coastal path. Ground conditions are uneven in places. We have refreshments in the Mercury Hub. 


IVCP walk and talk

Walk and Talk- IVCP

Please note the start time has changed to 10am

A self-guided group who meet for a walk and talk in the park. The walk is up to 3 km in distance at a relaxed pace. It is mostly on surfaced tracks but sometimes includes walking up a slope and after rain the ground conditions can be slippery. Walking boots are recommended. 

A parking permit is provided


Lakeside walk talk

Walk and Talk- Lakeside

A guided walk to meet new people, chat and explore the Country Park followed by refreshments. The walk is a distance of up to 2 km at a relaxed pace.

Parking is free  




Please click here to see the Terms and Conditions for IVCP events

All our activities will follow current Government guidelines on Covid-19.

Please do not attend the event if: 

  • you or your household self-isolating; 
  • you or anyone in your household experienced symptoms in the last 14 days i.e. fever, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, loss of taste and/or smell; 
  • you have returned to the UK in the last 14 days if you travelled from a country not on the ‘travel corridor’ list

Please be aware that the following groups are at increased risk- those with an underlying health condition/clinically vulnerable;considered clinically extremely vulnerable Other risk factors -age, gender, ethnic background (Black, Asian or other minority ethnic)