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Events this Month

Nature, Natter and Nibbles, 1st March 2024, 10:30 to 12:00 at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre (19.5 miles)
A peaceful stroll through the wonders of nature, with tea, biscuits and good company.

Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre is set on a lovely, hidden nature reserve tucked away behind Didcot Power station. With meadows, ponds and woodland there is always something to see from spring snowdrops to autumn colour, wary foxes to dancing dragonflies - we even have our own new demonstration wildlife garden!

Join our learning volunteers for a peaceful, gentle stroll around the reserve, stopping to appreciate whatever takes your fancy. Visit the bird hide, peep into the ponds, pinch a raspberry in the vegetable garden and go blackberrying in autumn. Hot drinks and biscuits are provided, along with good company and conversation. The sessions are relaxed and informal with the option of a shorter route if you prefer. Come and soak up the nature!

The centre is accessible by car, bike and public transport (buses to Milton Park, and trains to Didcot Parkway with a regular bus link). You are welcome to bring your lunch to enjoy in the picnic area after the event.

We are committed to keeping our visitors, staff and volunteers safe. Please DO NOT attend if you are unwell, or testing positive for an infectious illness, such as COVID-19. Your consideration is hugely appreciated.

To book, please phone 01235 862024 or visit https://www.bbowt.org.uk/events/2024-03-01-nature-natter-and-nibbles-didcot-friday-1-march


Club Rio, 1st March 2024, 21:00 at The Marlborough Club, Broadway, Didcot (20.9 miles)
the venue for over 30's featuring dance music from the 70's, 80's and 90's right through to the present day 9pm-1am at The Marlborough Club, Didcot. Entry £5


Home Educators' Day: Sensory Adventure - Didcot, 5th March 2024, 10:00 to 14:00 at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre (19.5 miles)
An immersive day of outdoor learning at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre for our local home educating community.

Use all your senses to explore the habitats on our nature reserve, and find out how the animals' senses are adapted to help them survive. Feel your way along with the moles, smell like a badger, see with the eyes of a blue tit, join a tasting session in the garden (and help us plant some more veg seeds for summer!), and lots more sensory fun. Don't forget to leave time to build a den in the woods too!

This event is suitable for children aged 4-11 years with an accompanying adult. There will be a range of activities with links across the curriculum, and a lovely chance to meet other local home educating families in a beautiful outdoor setting. We also have 2 classrooms and a wood stove in the education centre to warm up if it's chilly. Most activities will be self-led, with the chance to sign up for a led workshop with our learning team on arrival. (We run home educators' days on a bimonthly basis, keep an eye on the website for more dates or ask to join our mailing list.)

We are committed to keeping our visitors, staff and volunteers safe. Please DO NOT attend if you or your child are unwell, or testing positive for an infectious illness, such as COVID-19. Your consideration is hugely appreciated.

Tickets £8 per child ticket (plus booking fee)
To book, please phone 01235 862024 or visit https://www.bbowt.org.uk/events/2024-03-05-home-educators-day-sensory-adventure-didcot-tuesday-5-march
Please book by Monday 4th March 2024.


Bird Watching for Beginners (Adult Course) - Didcot, 9th March 2024, 10:00 to 13:00 at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre (19.5 miles)
Learn to identify the birds in your garden and local area in this course for adults at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre.
Perhaps you have problems telling your great tit from your coal tit? Maybe female chaffinches look a bit like sparrows? We will help you sort out species confusion and sharpen up your bird ID skills! You'll be learning to identify your local birds by song as well as sight.

The day will start with a brief session indoors covering the basics, then aim to spend most of the session out on the nature reserve. We will walk around the reserve, visiting likely spots including our bird hide, and honing your skills. The ground is mostly flat but may be uneven and is likely to be muddy and wet in places at this time of year.

We have a few pairs of binoculars to lend, but if you have some please bring them.

Hot drinks and biscuits provided.

To book, please phone 01235 862024 or visit https://www.bbowt.org.uk/events/2024-03-09-bird-watching-beginners-adult-course-didcot-saturday-9-march


Teen Rangers at Didcot, 16th March 2024, 10:00 to 12:00 at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre (19.5 miles)
A wildlife club for 11-17 year olds who have an interest in nature and conservation at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre.

About the event
Wildlife and seasonal themed activities for teenagers to explore and engage in the great outdoors! Sessions last for 2 hours and are packed full of activities to teach you about the natural world that surrounds you.

Over the course of a year, you can expect to:
🌳 Learn about wildlife including insects, plants, birds and mammals
🌳 Complete valuable conservation work and learn how to use tools safely
🌳 Develop bush craft skills including fire lighting and campfire cooking

This club is for children only - no adults to accompany please. A consent form must be completed and returned for each child before the session - details will be sent after booking.

Please note the centre is accessible by public transport with regular buses (including connection to Didcot railway station) serving Milton Park, a few minutes walk from the centre.

Please do not allow children to attend who are unwell, have flu or covid-like symptoms or who have tested positive for Covid-19.

To book, please phone 01235 862024 or visit https://www.bbowt.org.uk/events/2024-03-16-teen-rangers-didcot-saturday-16-march

Please book by Friday 15th March 2024.


Nature Tots - Didcot, 22nd March 2024, 9:30 to 11:00 at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre (19.5 miles)
Join us for an adventure with outdoor nature play, crafts and stories for pre-school aged children on our beautiful nature reserve.

About the event
Join our friendly Nature Tots staff and volunteers to explore the nature reserve and enjoy wildlife themed activities suitable for children aged 18 months to 4 years. We have a different theme each month, eg mini-beasts, dinosaurs or weather, and every session includes wildlife exploration, sensory play, stories and crafts. A lovely way to spend quality time in the great outdoors with your child.

Please note activities will take place outdoors - dress for the weather! Depending on the conditions we may go indoors for the second half of the session to warm up with a story by the wood stove.

You only need to book a place for your child, not for the accompanying adult.

We are committed to keeping our visitors, staff and volunteers safe. Please DO NOT attend if you or your child are unwell, or testing positive for an infectious illness, such as COVID-19. Your consideration is hugely appreciated.

£7 per child & booking fee.
Please book by 21/03/2024
To book, please phone 01235 862024 or visit https://www.bbowt.org.uk/events/2024-03-22-nature-tots-didcot-friday-22-march


Local Clubs

Bar M CWC meet at Moose Hall, Eastcott Road, Swindon (9.3 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Mike/Lindsay on 01793 526006 or Andy & Norma on 07867 761505


Carterton CMC meet at The Carterton Social Centre, Birchwood, Carterton (7.9 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01993 850682


Cotswold Gymnastics Club meet at Deer Park School, Stroud Road, Cirencester (7.5 miles)
Cotswold Gymnastics Club is a friendly recreational gymnastics club for girls & boys aged 3 years+ based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. We train at Deer Park School on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday during school term time.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club


Esprit meet at Headlands Grove, Headlands Grove, Swindon (7.5 miles)
We have one simple philosophy - to help children become great athletes, who in turn become great people and make true our motto: esprit gymnastics - where EVERY child is a champion!
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01793 822262, email the club or visit thier website


Farringdon Country Music Club meet at Corn Market, Cornmarket, Faringdon (8 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.

Swindon School Of Gymnastics meet at Stratton Road, Isis Trading Estate, Swindon (8.2 miles)
Swindon School of Gymnastics Ltd have been established for over 30 years, we have produced many National Squad Gymnasts and Regional Champions in both the boys and girls disciplines. We are the only Club in North Wiltshire to offer Artistic Gymnastics to both boys and girls, and to have a 10 meter sprung floor.
Formerly we trained out of three center’s, Dorcan Sports Centre, The Oasis Leisure Centre and Greendown School, thanks to the hard work of our committee members, coaches and parents we moved into our leased Full Time Facility in April 2004.
We can now offer Gymnastics training for anybody aged from 18 months to 60 years old! We cater for all levels and abilities from a complete beginner up to those wishing to compete at the highest level in the sport.
All our coaching staff are unpaid volunteers, many with over 15 years experience of coaching gymnastics, all coaches have gained qualifications through British Gymnastics Courses.
We pride ourselves on offering an enjoyable sport for all in a safe and friendly environment and have a reputation for making everyone that comes through our doors feel welcome.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 07733 337134, email the club or visit thier website


Swindon Silver Dollar meet at Penhill Royal British Legion, Downton Road, Swindon (6.9 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01793 874249


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