Kingfisher Barn & Stour Valley Sculpture Trail

July 16, 2016

Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre

The Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre is the gateway to the green flag award winning Stour Valley Nature Reserve.

The wildlife garden surrounds the Visitor Centre with beautiful flowers, grasses and a small pond. The Visitor Centre is supported by Rangers and volunteers and hosts a variety of activities for all ages from Nature Tots for the young ones to guided walks. A cafe offering tea, coffee, cake and ice cream is open from 10am – 4pm.

If you’re interested in volunteering at the Visitor Centre, download our volunteer leaflet, view info about the role or find out more on our volunteer webpages.

Sponsor a brick

Whether you want to celebrate an occasion, remember a loved one or simply support our Visitor Centre you can sponsor a brick which will form pathways around our wildlife garden. Single bricks are £60 and double bricks are £100. Simply fill out this form and either:

  • Pop it in the post with a cheque to ‘Bournemouth Parks Foundation’
  • Come into Kingfisher Barn and pay by card or cash
  • Email the form to [email protected] and click the ‘Donate’ button to pay online for your brick.

Full details are on the form.

Please note: we block purchase engraved bricks so there may be a delay from purchase to the brick being laid. This will be a minimum of four – six weeks due to engraving times, so please purchase well in advance if you’d like a brick for a certain date.

Stour Valley Sculpture Trail

This exciting and ambitious project will create a trail along the river Stour between the coastline at Hengistbury Head and the meadows at historic Kinson.

Comprising a twelve mile stretch of Bournemouth’s beautiful forgotten landscapes, visitors and residents will encounter unexpected wildlife such as the otter, brown hare and barn owl and discover places of local interest such as Iford, Holdenhurst, Throop Mill, Muscliff and beyond.