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It’s National Great Outdoors Month in June, aimed at encouraging people to get out into beautiful spaces and enjoy the world around them.

This could simply be exercising outside with a walk or run or taking part in local events.

How lucky are you? If you work at Chineham Park there are beautifully landscaped spaces, the Parklands and a network of cycle paths and walks to enjoy across the business park. One of the perks of the park is that you can hire one of our Ryde bike for free up to 72 hours! Follow the instructions here and you could be exploring in no time!

Alternatively, there are a whole host of local events which will give you opportunity to get out, get active and find some new beautiful spaces to enjoy.

1. Magic of Thailand Festival (June 8-9): Held at the War Memorial Park in Basingstoke, this vibrant festival features Thai culture, food, traditional performances, and family-friendly activities.

2. Evening Wildflower Walk at The Spinney (June 5): Join a guided walk to explore the local flora and learn about the importance of wildflowers in our ecosystem. This event is a great way to connect with nature and enjoy a peaceful evening outdoors.

3. Foraging in the South Downs on (June 12): Discover wild edibles at Queen Elizabeth Country Park with Wild Food UK’s foraging courses. This foraging course offers a hands-on experience to learn about wild food. Guided by experts, participants will explore Queen Elizabeth Country Park to discover edible plants, herbs, and mushrooms. It’s a fantastic way to connect with nature, learn sustainable food practices, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the park.

4. Community band performance on the North Lawn at The Vyne ( June 15): Enjoy a pop-up performance on the North Lawn, listen out for the sound of eight clarinets played in harmony by community band BWCB Liquorice Allsorts. Their extensive, varied repertoire includes well known classics, arrangements from musicals, easy listening pieces and old time musical hall sing-alongs.

5. Outdoor Theatre at The Vyne (June 29): The Importance of Being Earnest at The Vyne, a National Trust property near Basingstoke. This event promises an amazing outdoor cinema experience where you can bring a picnic, blanket, or camping chair and enjoy the movie under the stars.

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