This year’s Beale Park Model Boat Show is organised between Kent Model Boat Display Team and the local Mid Thames Model Boat Club.
There are thirteen clubs attending, displaying craft of all sizes and vintages from sailing boats to state of the art merchant ships, warships and hovercraft.
All the stands will have people on hand to answer any queries and advise how to become involved in most areas of model boating – with everything from making a model boat from scratch to ready to run models, and different types of radio control and the merits of each.
On both Saturday and Sunday, models can be seen on the water with organised periods for the hovercraft to display their abilities, tugs towing a ship around a marked channel and re-berthing as in the real world. There will also be electric boat racing and, in between, a wide variety of craft will be seen in action on the water.
On Sunday, the Portsmouth Warship Association will provide a display on the water of warships in action, firing their guns from 1pm to 2 pm, with sounds of the guns and smoke.
Sunday will also see the tugs, which will be providing a towing demonstration taking one of the large warships from its berth round a pre-set course and re-berthing.
With lots of activities going on, why don’t you come down and get involved! Please see timetable of events for a detailed list of daily entertainment.
Please note: Normal Park admission charges apply
There will be a special trail at the Park in the Easter holidays.
For just £0.50p, all you have to do is find ten answers that will be dotted around the Park. Once completed, hand the trail into the Gift Shop for your chance to win some wild prizes.
Event: Love Your Zoo Week Half Term Trail
Dates: Throughout the Easter holidays – 26th May to 3rd June 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm
Normal Park admission charges apply
Animal Keepers are giving visitors the chance to get up close and personal with some of the residents that live at the Park. So, if you would like to experience the amazing world of giant insects, meet a snake, stoke a Giant African Snail or get close to a tarantula, then pop along to the Park from 1.30pm to 3.30pm – you’re guaranteed to have a bugtastic time!
Event: Meet the Bugs at Beale Park
Date: Wed 30th May 2018
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Cost: Normal Park admission charges apply. Encounter is free
Venue: Education Building
This event is run on a first come, first served basis. Parental supervision is required.
Although we try to show as many bugs as possible, the Park cannot guarantee what will be available on the day.
Build a Butterfly Feeder and be a Part of a Nationwide Survey.
Calling all wannabe conservationists! Butterfly feeders attract and feed butterflies and will also provide you with a great amount of enjoyment as your garden becomes a haven for colourful insects! So, why not join us in the Park on Wednesday 30th May, to construct your own feeding station to take home.
The feeders are a great way to encourage your children to venture out and to teach them about the different species we have in the UK. A worksheet will also be available for participants to be a part of a nationwide survey to record the different varieties they find in their garden.
This activity costs £5 per feeder to build and is a great way to get involved as you assist, develop and help to maintain vital butterfly habitats. To take part, meet us from 10.30am in the Outdoor Classroom.
Event: Build your own Butterfly Feeder
Date: Wed, 30th May
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Outdoor Classroom
Cost: £5 per Butterfly Feeder
Normal Park admission charges apply
This event is operated on a first come, first served basis and parental supervision is required