The Horrible Histories® Pirates exhibition is coming to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this Easter – April 2019!
The interactive, hands-on exhibition Exhibition comes all the way from the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, where it’s been receiving rave reviews!
Terry Deary, author of Horrible Histories, says: “A Horrible Pirate experience, all the way from Aaarrrghstralia to Portsmouth, and aye can’t wait to sea it. So get your Long Johns ready. You’ll be hooked.”
Why not get yourself ready by learning all the words to Putrid Pirates Blackbeard’s song?
The Crest is located within the South Downs National Park (https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/) and so you will have a chance to see a variety of wildlife while out and about; taking a walk up Winchester Hill, a stroll along the River Meon or a morning run along the disused Meon Railway Line.
If you however crave for a more formal day out, jam packed with stunning birds of prey, then look no further than The Hawk Conservancy in Andover.
About The Park
The Hawk Conservancy was founded as a zoo by local farmers Reg and Hilary Smith; and is set inside 22 acres of striking countryside. It is now a registered charity and the site of the National Bird of Prey Hospital, taking in injured birds of prey.
It’s a full day out with plenty of areas to explore, a huge variety of hawks and other birds of prey from all over the world, and hands on activities to take part in.
The grounds are level and easy to walk and so accessible to all, the keepers are very knowledgeable about their subjects and provide interesting, informative talks about the birds and their habitats. Dolores is a star turn in the vulture feeding talk!
The hawk conservancy trust in Andover has a ‘Valley of the Eagles’ display during the summer. During this event you can see up to 18 birds flying at one time; including Black Kites, Hooded Vultures, a Brahminy Kite, a Turkey Vulture and a Eurasian Griffon!
They also have a variety of other events, Mothers Day, Easter Holidays etc so be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page.
Recently added is a Children’s trial and play area and daily Children’s activities!