House, Gardens & Cafe Open Tuesday - Sunday 10.30 - 17.00

Africa-inspired Bead craft session. Make and Take.

Drop-in session at the Field Studies Centre 10.30am-2pm 

Inspired by the traditional beadwork of the Zulu people encountered by Frank Oates in his travels in Southern Africa, we have a selection of beading activities on offer. From simple beaded butterflies for younger children to creating a bead pin badge for older children and their adults. 

Suitable for ages 5 and up, tickets £5 adult £3 child.  

Tickets Here!


Please consider coming to us by bus to reduce your carbon footprint! Bus fares are £2 per person per single journey thanks to a Government scheme promoting greener travel. Our activities are timed to fit in with the no 38 bus between Alton and Petersfield. Please see for full timetable. 

You are welcome to spend time in our grounds if you have time to spare before or after your bus journey.


    Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre

    Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre is the Education Department of Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collection. Our mission is to inspire journeys of discovery in the natural world for all ages and abilities and throughout the seasons.

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