New faces at the Study Centre!

It’s all change here at Minstead as both Jane and Chris have retired after 28 years at the Centre. We are delighted to welcome James Dawkins and Jenny Stride as the new Head of Centre and Deputy - both of whom have moved to the New Forest to take up their new roles after previously running and working at sustainability study centres in East Anglia.

Kate Chapman
Save the date - Friends of Minstead Ceilidh, 1st March 2019

As a change from the successful quiz we’ve run for the last few years, for 2019 we are hosting a ceilidh at Minstead Village Hall. The band and caller are booked, there will be great food, plenty to drink (helps with the dancing), a raffle and lots of fun to be had.

Tickets will go on sale in January - more details to follow!

Emily Jagger
Limited edition pottery Minstead Leaves available to buy

We had a fabulous day on the 14th July, celebrating 50 wonderful years of magical Minstead! One of the ways we are marking our 50th year is by selling limited edition pottery leaves made by talented New Forest potter Isil Campanella. These gorgeous leaves can be used as a coaster or just as a decoration.  Only 100 are available, each individually numbered.  We sold lots at the Open Day but we have some available to buy for a minimum donation of £10 each, with all funds going towards the Centre. If you'd like to buy one, please get in touch via

Kate Chapman
Join us for our Big B'Earthday Celebration!

On Saturday 14th July we are throwing open the doors of the Study Centre and welcoming everyone to help us celebrate 50 wonderful years of Minstead Study Centre.  Join us between 12.30 and 4.30 for food, drink, music, crafts, activities, games, stories, animals, history, dancing - and much more.  It's free to enter and most activities are free too.   Come and help us celebrate!

Kate Chapman