Den Building Adventures

Join the tribe for daring daily adventures exploring some of the wildest and remote corners of the Almond Valley site during the summer holidays!

Den Building Adventures

About Den Building Adventures

Join the tribe for daring daily adventures exploring some of the wildest and most remote corners of the Almond Valley site. Build your shelter, set up camp, forage for food, keep a look out for wild animals, and learn how to survive in the wild for at least half an hour.

Daily from 30th June to 20th August

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Den Building Adventures are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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Spooky Happenings

Spooky Happenings

6th October 2018 - 31st October 2018
Explore a world of magic & shadows, with mysteries to solve and games to play at Almond Valley Heritage Centre.
Friday Fright Night

Friday Fright Night

26th October 2018
It's Friday Fright Night! enjoy a little extra horror once the sun goes down, but it's all good family fun at Almond Valley Heritage Centre.
Spooky Saturday

Spooky Saturday

27th October 2018
It's Spooky Saturday at Almond Valley Heritage Centre on October 27th with lots of spooky activities for younger children.
Santa’s Farm Yard Cottage

Santa’s Farm Yard Cottage

8th December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Santa visits Almond Valley once again, settling into his farmyard cottage set within a chilly midwinter forest.
Santa Breakfasts

Santa Breakfasts

14th December 2018
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage at Almond Valley Heritage Centre.
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

14th December 2018
Enjoy a sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles at Almond Valley Heritage Centre.
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

14th December 2018
A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves, then it's time to visit Santa.
Santa Breakfasts

Santa Breakfasts

17th December 2018
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage at Almond Valley Heritage Centre.
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

17th December 2018
Enjoy a sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles at Almond Valley Heritage Centre.
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

17th December 2018
A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves, then it's time to visit Santa.
Santa Breakfasts

Santa Breakfasts

21st December 2018
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage at Almond Valley Heritage Centre.
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

21st December 2018
Enjoy a sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles at Almond Valley Heritage Centre.
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

21st December 2018
A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves, then it's time to visit Santa.

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