Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10.30AM to 5PM & Bank Holidays

Have a WILD Summer Holiday

Wild Summer Holiday activities at Gilbert White’s.

It’s the summer holidays and there’s plenty to do at Gilbert White’s House for the whole family!

Wild Summer Holidays

Running until the 7th August take part in the Great Butterfly Hunt. After a cold spring and a soggy summer butterflies are suffering this year, and recently David Attenborough has urged everyone to go outside and document the butterflies you see. Selborne is a great area for butterflies, so grab an identification sheet from our reception and explore our 25 acres of grounds whilst helping our British butterflies. The information your family collects will be recorded in order to help our dwindling butterfly population plus it’ll be lots of fun.

Wild Summer Holiday
Throughout the Summer Holidays we also have a wide range of activities to join in with. From the 26th July till the 30th August there will be a Craft Tuesday, where families can join in for no extra cost in making a great souvenir to take home. The craft Tuesday sessions are drop from 11am-4pm every Tuesday.

Wild Summer Holiday
Along with Craft Tuesdays we also have Wild Wednesdays. Each Wednesday between the 27th July and the 31st August there will be a bookable session at our field studies centre, everything from Wild Art, Pond Dipping, Cush Craft and Bats is on offer. These sessions are all £6-8 per child, and adults go free. The activities last approximately 2 hrs and there is a morning and afternoon session to choose from.

Wild Art Day– Wed 27th July : Natural clay, twig paint brushes, tree bark rubbings, natural paints and much more!
Bushcraft Day– Wed 3rd August: Join us in the FSC and in the woods for some exciting bush craft activities
Amazing Plants Day– Wed 10th August: Try making a rope out of grass, and using the plants around you to make art!
Pond Dipping– Wed 17th August: Get ready to explore our pond and discover the wildlife that lives there.
All About Bats– Wed 24th Aug: Find out about the bats that live in Selborne, and do some bat crafts, build a bat home for your garden! Also why not join us in the evening for a bat walk?
Build a Bird Box: Wed 31st Aug: Build and decorate your own bird box for your garden.