Herald - Issue 460

Page 46 • The HERALD • 11th July 2024 v SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE HERALD v COFFEE & CHAT Every Thursday 10am until 12noon ALL WELCOME Hampton Lane, Blackfield SO45 1XA OUT & ABOUT THIS SUMMER Hands-On Farming Fun for the Whole Family During the School Holidays Bottle-feeding the kid goats and calves, holding cute u y chicks and guinea pigs, and feeding the ducks are just some of the hands-on activities the whole family will enjoy at Longdown Activity Farm during the summer holidays. ere are lots of other friendly animals to see around the farm including cows, alpacas, Pygmy goats, donkeys and ponies, pigs, ducks, chickens and geese, plus lots of babies, large and small. e all-inclusive outdoor play area o ers playtime fun for all visitors. It is surrounded by an accessible path and features a wheelchair swing for all ages, and interactive playboards. Other fun stu includes a zip wire, play tractors, swings, climbing frame, and the brilliantly bouncy trampolines. Children will enjoy the Pitchfork and Putt crazy golf course* as well the ride-on toy tractors, go-karts, and diggers*. Don’t miss the popular (and very bumpy!) tractor and trailer ride – there’s no extra charge (ground conditions permitting). trotters up and enjoy a drink and a tasty snack from the tearoom while they keep an eye on their little ones. ere will be some VIP guests visiting throughout the summer holidays, including several princesses who love to dance and sing, some furry, scaly, and feathery animals to meet with the Creature Teachers, and fun and laughter with Crazy M! e tearoom and kiosk, serving drinks and snacks, have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. ere is also a gi shop, nappy changing and quiet room. Longdown Activity Farm is proud to o er a Changing Room facility complete with an adult-sized changing bed and li ing hoist for visitors that have a need for the equipment. Don’t forget to pop into e Farm Shop and take a look at their range of delicious locally sourced produce before you make your way home. Open daily – 10am to 5pm *Small extra charge e Piglets Play Barn provides shelter from sun or rain and is tted with numerous interactive activities and piggy-themed fun from oor to ceiling, which will have your children squealing with delight. ere are plenty of chairs and tables for the grown-ups to put their Feeding a calf at Longdown Music at Beaulieu is July, Music at Beaulieu o ers two concerts which feature regularly in their programme and are always well supported. On Saturday 13th July, the King’s Singers will entertain, with a mixture of old and modern songs, some from the Middle Ages, some from the latest chart hits. Tickets for this concert are £15 each and available from the box o ce, tel: 07770 859900, online at: www. musicatbeaulieu.org or at the door. e second concert is on Saturday 27th July, when they present Glyndebourne at Beaulieu. Singers from Glyndebourne perform operatic pieces from their current repertoire. Tickets for this concert are numbered and available only through the box o ce by telephone: 07770 859900; they are £30 each or £10 for seats with a restricted view. Many of the audience for this concert mimic a Glyndebourne tradition by having a preconcert picnic on the Abbey Church Meadow. Both concerts take place at Beaulieu Abbey Church. Doors open at 6.15pm and the concerts start at 7pm. ART IN TOTTON Join Totton Art Society on Wednesday 17th July for Adventurous Artists Sketching at 2pm. On Wednesday 24th July for Members’ ‘Lindsey-Style’ Workshop with own materials and selection of artwork for Eling Tide Mill Experience Café, 7.30pm. From Wednesday 7th August to Sunday 11th August they will holding their Art Exhibition & Sale at Eling Tide Mill Experience. On Tuesday 13th August for an Art A ernoon Workshop (small charge) with own materials, 2pm to 4pm. All evening meetings are held at the ree Score Club (SO40 3RS) at 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Tea and co ee with a biscuit are available. Visitors are welcome to go along on the night for a small fee of £4pp. Tuesday Art Workshops take place at Calmore Community Centre, Calmore Drive, Calmore, Southampton SO40 2ZU for members only £3 per session. Places are booked with Workshops Manager Claire Palmer, take your own materials and work with you, for informal advice and chat. For more details of all the activities visit: www. tottonartsociety.org