• Report from the Nature Sleepout June 2019

    A micro-adventure is fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding.  A real escape to wilderness, simplicity and the great outdoors.  It’s also short, simple, local, cheap.  Barnwell Country Park Nature Sleep Out is just such a micro-adventure.  Here’s what happened this year, read on … 75 brave adventurers, of all ages, arrived at 3pm ready for […]

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  • It’s half term

    Don’t miss these activities for kids in the park this week.   Sat 16th – Sun 24th 10.00 – 16.00 Spring Quiz Trail Collect a quiz sheet from the Kingfisher Café for a fun, self-led quiz trail around the park.  Return to the café to check your answers and collect your prize. Tue 19th 11.00 […]

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  • Midsummer Sleepout Saturday 30 June

    Now the weather has finally improved, get ready for the 2018 Midsummer Nature Sleepout. To book, contact Claire Faulkner – 07951 128903 or clairemfaulkner@me.com

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  • Nature walks with Carol – from your armchair

    We recommend Carol’s website – read the details for a link to her walk around Barnwell Country Park where she spotted mandarin ducks mating (here’s hoping for very cute mandarin chicks soon –  and don’t miss the link to the section where she gives an insight into how she takes great photographs of birds and animals.

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  • Easter Activities 2018: Quiz Trail; Egg Hunt; XPlorer; Crafts

    Signs of Spring Quiz Trail Feel the joys of spring whilst exploring the park. Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April 10am-4pm Pick up a trail sheet from the Kingfisher Café ; £2 per sheet Includes a small prize Easter Egg Hunt Run, skip or hop around the park looking for Easter eggs, can you find […]

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  • Report from the recent Sleepout Microadventure

    On Saturday 30 June 2017 approximately 30 inexperienced Micro-Adventurers took part in a Bivvy Night. The adventurers slept in green survival bags which are usually used in dangerous rescue operations. Participants arrived at Barnwell Park at 6pm and were taken through a brief by the organiser Claire Faulkner. Following the safety instructions, Richard Chandler, a […]

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  • Follow the yellow (grass) road

    The Rangers are actively managing the West Meadow, over by the North Lake Path, as a wildflower meadow.  Short open patches provide areas for new seeds to establish more easily.  Next time you are taking a stroll in the Park, follow the wiggly path.  It’s fun and it helps create a more diverse habitat because a […]

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  • Wild Sleep Out

    Interest is building up, book your places now for the first ever Barnwell Country Park wild sleep out on Friday 30 June.

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  • Explorer Challenge

    Collect your Family Explorer Challenge card from the Visitor’s Centre. If you just want a Nene Valley Explorer wristband either apply to the Kingfisher Café or find one of the Rangers. If you want to enter the competition to win 1 or 5 annual car parking passes to Stanwick Lakes all you have to do is visit […]

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