Bird Watching Break June 2024
Join us for an exciting mid-week bird-watching break in June 2024. We are also offering Early-bird pricing, so make sure to return your booking form by the 5th April to take advantage of this special offer.
Starting on Tuesday evening and finishing after breakfast on Friday, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people and share in a time of fellowship together.
Each day will start with a hearty breakfast, followed by a session with worship and a thought for the day. The middle of the day is flexible, allowing for plenty of time to pick up your provided packed lunch and take advantage of the excellent bird watching opportunities at the nearby, world-renowned, RSPB Minsmere nature reserve. RSPB Minsmere was voted Site of the Year in the Birdwatch Magazine/Birders’ Choice Awards for 2019 and is only a short drive from Sizewell Hall. An RSPB membership is recommended as this will give you access to Minsmere for free, however, this isn’t required and you will be able to pay £9 for entry to RSPB Minsmere as a non-member.
Before dinner, there will be the opportunity to take part in seminars if you wish to develop your birding knowledge further. There will also be a photo competition running throughout the break. There will be prizes on offer for the best photos, and it will serve as a great way for us to keep track of all the species seen. The Sizewell Book Shop will be open at various times throughout the break, where you can access inspirational literature, gifts cards and lots more.
John and Linda Marshall will once again be leading the break and speaking in the main sessions. Both Linda and John qualified as primary school teachers in the 1970s. From 1980 John spent twenty-two years in itinerant Christian ministry initially with Scripture Union, then as a Bible teacher with the Saltmine Trust. During this time Linda mixed working with elderly people living with dementia along with keeping the home together. For the last twelve years before retiring in 2014, John pastored a church in Stafford. They have been coming to Sizewell Hall every year for over thirty years and like to relax by bird-watching in the UK and overseas…but stress that they are just keen amateurs!
Liz Huxley will also be joining us again, sharing some of her knowledge while leading a group around minsmere, during talks and leading some pre-breakfast bird watching opportunities around the Sizewell Hall grounds with any early risers and maybe an evening search for nightjars! Liz lives in Frinton on Sea, Essex; birdwatching has been her hobby for about 40 years. She worked for Essex Wildlife Trust for 15 years at Abberton Reservoir visitor centre, and now works part time with EWT and part time doing freelance wildlife photography, guided walks and talks. She is a member of Homelands Free Church in Walton on the Naze, and was involved in youth work there pre-covid.
The cost for this all-inclusive break is £185 per person or £170 if you book before 5th April*
*The cost of the break does not include entry to RSPB Minsmere as this is free to members. Bed linen is provided, but please bring your own towel.
To book your place please download the booking form and return it to us by email or post
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If you have any further questions about the break please contact us: