Events guide

Digital version of Spring and Summer Events Guide 2017 from the Countryside team and its partners. 

Digital version of Autumn and Winter Events Guide 2016 - 17 from the Countryside team and its partners.

Advance payment

Where there is a cost for an event, your place can only be guaranteed with an advance payment.


An event may be cancelled due to unsuitable weather or lack of numbers.

Cancellation of a non-bookable event will be posted at the top of the events information page of our website.

It's not always possible to give advance warning on our website of the cancellation of bird ringing events, as these may be cancelled outside office hours at the very last minute to protect the welfare of the birds.

When a bookable event is cancelled, we will inform the individuals who have booked using the telephone number and /or email address supplied at the time of booking. If that event involved advance payment, that payment will be refunded.

At events where there is an external tutor, we need to have a minimum number of people on a course so that we can pay the tutor. A decision will be taken one week before the event, and if there are not enough participants booked on, the event will be cancelled, and payment will be returned in full to everyone booked on.

If participants cancel more than one week before the event, 50 per cent of their payment will be returned. If participants cancel less than one week before the event, no refund will be made.


Children under 16 must be accompanied at all events (unless otherwise stated) by an adult, 18 or over.


For all outdoor activities wear suitable clothing for the weather and wellies or sturdy boots and bring waterproofs. Long trousers and wellies are advised for heathland events.