Fluffy spring animals and outdoor activities at Lambourne End Centre open day

PUBLISHED: 17:08 11 April 2016 | UPDATED: 08:10 12 April 2016

Pond dippers  at the centre

Pond dippers at the centre


From newborn animals and archery to pony rides and pond dipping, hundreds of people flocked to an open day at Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning, Manor Road yesterday.

As well as being able to meet some fluffy spring arrivals and sample some of the outdoor adventure activities, guests could share their views about the centre as part of a development consultation.

Fundraising and marketing co-ordinator Claire Gilmore said: “It was a fantastic day and everyone who came had a really good time.

“It was wonderful to have more than 400 people taking part in our consultation to help plan the future for the centre.”

The centre is set across 54 acres and billed as a “classroom on your doorstep”.

It is a hub of activity and as well as providing outdoor sports, a garden project and a working farm, there is a residential accommodation and training facilities.

These are used to generate a wide range of programmes which promote and deliver personal development opportunities for young people, especially those at risk or struggling in traditional mainstream environments.

“We were over the moon to raise £6,650 to help the centre carry on its work and the figure exceeded our expectations,” added Claire.

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