Avon Heath Country Park Scavenger Hunt

Dorset Council’s Country Parks have worked together to create a free family Scavenger Hunt to keep the little ones busy this summer. You can choose do this at all of our sites or anywhere else in the countryside. Find all the pieces of the trail and get creative by making a natural picture using your treasures. Share your snaps with us on our facebook pages by using the hashtag '#DorsetCountryside'. The scavenger hunt is also taking place at Durlston Country Park, Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Hardy's Birthplace and Thorncombe woods.


Venue address
Avon Heath Country Park Birch Road
St Ives
BH24 2DA
East Dorset

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Just for fun - use any natural material you find to help make mini homes for our resident mice, hedgehogs and more. Listen to the music the countryside makes, grass blowing in the wind, puddle splashing and log drumming, try and copy all the noises. If you discover something new and are not sure what it is, take a picture and send it to us on Facebook, we would love to help. Please be responsible and give eachother plenty of space, and respect the countryside. Contact for more details


Parking availability information
There is a large pay and display car park next to the Discovery Centre, café, play area, toilets and main green. There are also four parking spaces for disabled users. Height of vehicles are restricted to 2 metres by a height barrier. The car park gates open at 8am and close at 6.30pm or dusk, whichever is sooner.
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: Avon Heath Country Park  Birch Road  St Ives  Ringwood  Dorset