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Chichester Harbour Events

Chichester Harbour Events
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There is a great deal happening in Chichester Harbour this October. To take part please contact Chichester Harbour Conservancy using the contact information given for the various activities below:

Sat 5 October – Harbour Discovery on the Solar Heritage
11am / 1.5 hours
Come onboard our solar-powered boat to enjoy views of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary.
Tickets: £7.50 adults / £3.50 children up to 16 years. Book in advance on 01243 513275. Departure from: Harbour Office, Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW.

Sat 5 and Sun 6 October – Chichester Harbour: A Year of Photos
Saturday - 10:30-4:30 / Sunday 2:30-4:30. Free entry. Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street (above the fire station), Emsworth

Sat 12 and Sun 13 October – Chichester Harbour: A Year of Photos
Saturday - 10:30-4:30 / Sunday 2:30-4:30. Free entry. Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street (above the fire station), Emsworth

Sun 13 October – Harbour Discovery on the Solar Heritage
3pm / 1.5 hours
Come onboard our solar-powered boat to enjoy views of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary.
Tickets: £7.50 adults / £3.50 children up to 16 years. Book in advance on 01243 513275. Departure from: Harbour Office, Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW.

Sat 19 October – Harbour Discovery on the Solar Heritage
11am / 1.5 hours
Come onboard our solar-powered boat to enjoy views of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary.
Tickets: £7.50 adults / £3.50 children up to 16 years. Book in advance on 01243 513275. Departure from: Harbour Office, Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW.

Sat 19 and Sun 20 October – Chichester Harbour: A Year of Photos
Saturday - 10:30-4:30 / Sunday 2:30-4:30. Free entry. Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street (above the fire station), Emsworth

Sun 20 Oct - High Tide Roosts North Common & Gutner Point
10am / 3 hours
A stroll along North Common to look for migrant birds and an opportunity to transfer to Hampshire County Council’s restricted access nature reserve at Gutner Point to view the high tide roost. Refreshments available at Northney Farm Cafe afterwards. Bring binoculars. No dogs please. With Pete Potts, Senior Hampshire Ranger.
Fee: £4, BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275.
Meet: Small car park with height barrier to North Common, Northney, Hayling Island

Sat 26 Oct - Little Cockles: The Fish Goes Splash
10am / 1.5 hours
The fish goes splash is a fun and interactive dance, song and play session based on the wonders of the sea for families with children up to 5 years old. The workshop will develop your child’s co-ordination andimagination whilst learning with you about the sights and sounds of our beautiful harbour. Workshop run by Jo Cone from Peek a Boo Moves. Bring a snack.
Fee: £4 (all ages 2 and over) Book on 01243 513275.
Meet: The Stables, Eames Farm, Thorney Road, Thorney Island PO10 8DE. Free parking.

Sat 26 and Sun 27 October – Chichester Harbour: A Year of Photos
Saturday - 10:30-4:30 / Sunday 2:30-4:30. Free entry. Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street (above the fire station), Emsworth

Sun 27 Oct - Innovative Water Colours of the Harbour
10am / 5 hours
Following a short walk along the shoreline to make a series of sketches, our artwork will be developed with different innovative techniques including collage, watercolour, gouache, pastels, etc. Basic materials provided or bring your own. Bring lunch and outdoor clothes. Led by Sue Ogilvy, artist and Conservancy teacher.
Fee: £15 to include refreshments BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275.
Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay PO20 7EE. Roadside parking.

Sun 27 October – Harbour Discovery on the Solar Heritage
3pm / 1.5 hours
Come onboard our solar-powered boat to enjoy views of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary.
Tickets: £7.50 adults / £3.50 children up to 16 years. Book in advance on 01243 513275. Departure from: Harbour Office, Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW.

Mon 28 Oct - Willow Fish
10am / 3 hours
Under the guidance of professional sculptors Elaine and Ganesh Kings (Ganesh is also a keen fisherman) create a harbour fish in willow. All materials supplied.
Fee: £15 adults and £12 children (min age 8), to include refreshments, BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275.
Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay PO20 7EE.

Tue 29 Oct - Songs of the Sea
7pm / 1.5 hours
A fun and informal evening of music and stories about the lives of the sailors on the ocean going sailing boats of years gone by, in the company of the Harbour Buoys John, Gary, Alun and Adam. Musical ability not essential but do come along prepared to take part.
Fee: £5 to include grog and ship’s biscuits, BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275.
Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay PO20 7EE.

Wed 30 Oct - Bug Hotels
10am / 1.5 hours
In the company of our Harbour Rangers make bug hotels for your garden, all materials supplied.
Fee: £4 to include refreshments and materials. BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275.
Meet: The Stables, Eames Farm, Thorney Road, Thorney Island PO10 8DE. Free parking.

Thur 31 Oct - Lifeboat Station
2pm / 2 hours
Have a look round the lifeboat station and see the two boats the ‘Derrick Battle’ and ‘The Amanda, James and Ben’ and the tractors ‘Betty’ and ‘Gwendoline’, then meet one of the crew who will demonstrate the gear they have to wear on a ‘shout’. Bring a small bucket for a beach treasure hunt afterwards. Bring a picnic tea.
Fee: £3 (half to RNLI) on the day. 
Meet: Hayling Island Lifeboat Station PO11 9SJ. Parking by kind permission of the RNLI.

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