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Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre

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Opening Times

Open All Year (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*

* (Open until 5pm in the summer)
Closed Christmas Day
Closed Lunch Time Christmas Eve

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
Hengistbury Head
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH6 4EW
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Tel01202 451618

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    169
  • Very Good
    54
  • Average
    8
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    0

Recent Reviews:

  • WalesBill
    Wales
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A must do if your in the arra
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 27th September 2019
    Great walks to Mudeford, Christchurch Priory or Bournemouth Pier and even Poole/Sandbanks if you feel energetic. The car park at Hengistbury Head and the fantastic cafe there provide an ideal start... Read full review
  • Craig_Tapper
    Sydney, Australia
    One of the best coastal and nature walks I have ever done
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 9th January 2020
    It's an easy walk on well formed paths, many of which are paved and all of which are accessible for just about any fitness level (although at least one place involved stairs so wheelchairs may have... Read full review
  • diannebD1533HA
    Andover, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Hengistbury head
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th January 2020
    Relaxing, plenty of reasonably priced parking. Dog friendly, including beach.suitable for ages, but some areas could be difficult for those with mobility issues Read full review

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Related Events

Monday, 6th April 2020 - Monday, 6th April 2020

Monday, 13th April 2020 - Monday, 13th April 2020

Monday, 20th April 2020 - Monday, 20th April 2020

Monday, 27th April 2020 - Monday, 27th April 2020

Brown coloured moth in high grassMoth MondayPractice your identification skills each Monday, as our Rangers test your knowledge on all things moth! Check out our Facebook page to take part.
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Tuesday, 7th April 2020 - Tuesday, 7th April 2020

Tuesday, 14th April 2020 - Tuesday, 14th April 2020

Tuesday, 21st April 2020 - Tuesday, 21st April 2020

Tuesday, 28th April 2020 - Tuesday, 28th April 2020

Two fluffy cows eating grassRanger TuesdayEver wondered what it is like to be a Ranger at Hengistbury Head? Each week we will be giving a sneak peak into the Ranger's work protecting the reserve and caring for the wildlife that live there. Featuring special guest appearances from our herd of cows, and flock of sheep.
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Wednesday, 8th April 2020 - Wednesday, 8th April 2020

Wednesday, 15th April 2020 - Wednesday, 15th April 2020

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 - Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

Wednesday, 29th April 2020 - Wednesday, 29th April 2020

Pink and blue skyWellness WednesdayTake a breath each Wednesday, with at home, wellness activities for all ages to get involved with. Please note this is an online event - hosted on our Facebook page. The Visitor Centre is closed.
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Thursday, 9th April 2020 - Thursday, 9th April 2020

Thursday, 16th April 2020 - Thursday, 16th April 2020

Thursday, 23rd April 2020 - Thursday, 23rd April 2020

Thursday, 30th April 2020 - Thursday, 30th April 2020

Ladybird on a branchThe Back Garden BioBlitzJoin in with our BioBlitz challenge every Thursday and discover the wildlife local to you, with support and guidance from our Ranger team! Share your findings using the hashtag #Backgardenbioblitz to get involved!
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Friday, 10th April 2020 - Friday, 10th April 2020

Friday, 17th April 2020 - Friday, 17th April 2020

Friday, 24th April 2020 - Friday, 24th April 2020

Friday, 1st May 2020 - Friday, 1st May 2020

Coloured painted rock in natureCrafty Creations Inspired by NatureNature themed craft videos released every Friday - using reused and recycled materials. Suitable for a range of ages!
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Sunday, 21st June 2020 - Sunday, 21st June 2020

Sun in the skyInternational Sun-DayUsing a variety of safe solar observing equipment, the astronomers will show you detail on 'the daystar' at Hengistbury Head visitor centre. 
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Sunday, 28th June 2020 - Sunday, 28th June 2020

Male Ruddy Darter dragonfly Dragonfly SafariA British Dragonfly Society guided walk around the reserve.
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Saturday, 11th July 2020 - Saturday, 11th July 2020

Tuesday, 1st September 2020 - Tuesday, 1st September 2020

Calves Meet the Livestock
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Thursday, 23rd July 2020 - Thursday, 23rd July 2020

Pond dipping findsFamily Pond DippingSee what you can discover in our wildlife pond!
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Monday, 27th July 2020 - Monday, 27th July 2020

Thursday, 20th August 2020 - Thursday, 20th August 2020

Sand Lizard Reptile and Amphibian MorningHead out onsite at Hengistbury to discover the amphibians and reptiles that call Hengistbury Head home.
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Friday, 14th August 2020 - Friday, 14th August 2020

Monday, 24th August 2020 - Monday, 24th August 2020

Hengistbury Head sunsetGuided Bat WalkHengistbury rangers will lead us in a dusk walk in search of our resident bat population using some special equipment.
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Tuesday, 18th August 2020 - Tuesday, 18th August 2020

Wildlife Garden at Hengistbury Summer Crafts and StoriesIt's time to get creative!
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