Bracken Hall Countryside Centre has now reopened!
It will open to the public every Saturday & Sunday, 12-4pm, plus other special events (e.g. Wild Wednesdays, 2-4pm, during most school holidays)
Provisional programme (more details and events to be added):
Wed 1st: Wild Wednesday. Family friendly fun including seasonal activities, 2-4pm
Thursdays (except June 2nd): Baildon Men's Shed (woodwork & social), 10am to midday
Wed 8th: Guided archaeology walk* with Gavin Edwards. Meet BHCC 10am, back by 12.30
Sat 11th: Guided birding walk* with Paul King. Meet at top car park on Bingley Road (opposite track to Dobrudden Farm) 8am, back by 10am [*please wear stout footwear & bring clothing to suit any possible weather]
Sat 11th: BHCC roadshow at Denso-Marston Nature Reserve Celebration Day, 1-4pm
Sun 12th: BHCC roadshow at Cliffe Castle Eco-Day, 11am to 3.30pm
Sun 19th: Fathers' Day activities at BHCC
Sun 25th: Baildon Open Gardens including BHCC 10am to 4pm
Thursdays: Baildon Men's Shed (woodwork & social), 10am to midday
Sat 9th July: BHCC roadshow at Baildon Carnival
Sat 16th: Bees' Needs Week event at BHCC, 12-4pm
Sun 17th: BHCC roadshow at Prince of Wales Park
Sat 23rd: Wildlife artist Susan Stead in residence at BHCC 12-4pm
Wed 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th: Wild Wednesdays
Thu 4th: Baildon Men's Shed Open Day, 10am to 2pm; other Thursdays normal Shed, 10am to midday
Sun 14th: Dog-Friendly/Friendly Dog Day at BHCC, Brackenhall Green and Old Glen House and Tearooms (anything dog related – health, activities, competitions, etc.)
Sat 20th: Bradford Music Club/BHCC Musical Afternoon, 1-4pm, drop-in or prebook a performer's slot
View from the wildlife garden showing part of the new pergola, the glass 'wall' of the new HUB, and the pre-existing Classroom (left)
The glass wall now forms the main entrance to the Centre. The pergola will play many roles including habitat for climbing plants, a place to sit, and, by use of screens suspended between the uprights, an excellent spot to view the wildlife in the garden
The wider scene: wildlife pond, coppice, and pre-existing buildings including Bracken Hall House B&B (right), Bracken Hall Countryside Centre (BHCC) Exhibition Room (centre) and new pergola
Access to BHCC and how can you help!
The Centre endeavours to open every Saturday and Sunday, midday to 4pm, except for Christmas Day. For the most part, the Centre is staffed and activities and events are led by volunteers. Could that be you? Why not pay us a visit or contact the Manager to discuss how you could get involved.
Please watch this space for further updates.
Bracken Hall Countryside Centre, Glen Road, Baildon, BD17 5EA
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