We are pleased to announce our Stargazing, Halloween and Bonfire events for 2016.
30th September and 1st October 2016 : Stargazing Event
The end of Sept is a perfect time to view the dark skies as there is a new moon on Sat Oct 1st.
The format will involve a meet and greet at around 7.30 on Friday night in our BBQ hut where Emma our astronomer will give a fabulous interactive talk about the universe, she is very knowledgeable and likes to see mums, dads and kids jaw drop after hearing some amazing facts.
We will be serving pizzas to takeaway from 6pm to 7.30pm on Friday and weather permitting a "Star B Q" on Saturday evening, or pizzas if it's raining.
We will have our telescopes at the ready on both nights as Emma will be pointing out different parts of our skies over Herding Hill Farm. Emma will also be with us Saturday night too so if it's cloudy we have another chance of viewing the sky.
4th & 5th November 2016: Stargazing and our annual Bonfire and Halloween party.
Our second Stargazing event will be over the same weekend as our annual bonfire and Halloween party.
Friday the 4th November will be when Emma delivers her stargazing presentation at around 7.30pm and straight after we head out to observe the skies and hopefully see the Taurids meteor shower.
Saturday the 6th November is our annual Bonfire and Halloween party so we will be just having our telescopes available near the bonfire so you can keep warm and watch our small firework display.
We will be having party games for kids and adults and would like as many people to come in fancy dress as possible. We will be judging the best dressed wigwam or caravan and the best fancy dress costume too. It's always been a great weekend with lots of laughter.
We are now taking bookings and the tickets for each weekend are £12 per adult, £8 per child between 3 and 16 yrs and £28 for a family of up to 2 adults and 3 children.
Pitch/wigwam prices are on top of this and the event is only open to residents staying on site. Amazing value for two nights experience of astronomy!
These events are very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Hope to see you there. ~ Steve, Anne and family.