Whats on ?

What’s On?

If there are any events not listed here or on the main calendar that you would like to see added please contact us at [email protected]

Child Okeford has a page Facebook page where notices can be published.

Upcoming Events


Pheasant Fest 2020

This year’s event is on Saturday 8th of February from 12 noon at The Baker arms.

We ask for a one off donation of £7 for as much as you can eat. Each dish is served as a starter portion, returning as many times as you like to try something else or continue eating your favourite.

All the meat used in the cooking is prepared and frozen as soon as it arrives, giving it a fresh and clean flavour. Forget that ‘well hung’ flavour often experienced.

All the meat used has been donated by local shoots and gamekeepers and is cooked and served by volunteers. Every penny taken for the food, raffle and auction goes to the air ambulance. Over the years we have raised over £16,250.

If you have anything we can use for the raffle or auction please drop it into the pub and it will go towards our fundraising.

Bob Smith (860440)


Dear BTO Supporters,

We are having a meeting on the 29th Feb 2020 at Child Okeford Village Hall, starting at 2pm, and would very much like you to join us. The meeting will be informal with lots of time for discussion. The draft agenda, which is open to change is:

  • Breeding Bird Survey
  • Barn Owls in north Dorset –  Alan Masterton
  • Red Kites in north Dorset –  Trevor Squire
  • Heron Survey
  • Woodcock Survey
  • White-Tailed Eagle Reintroduction – by Steven Egerton-Read, Project Officer

If you could indicate whether you think you will be attending, by emailing [email protected], that would help us estimate numbers.

Nominal entry fee of £2.00 for non BTO Members

Advance Warning

On Sunday March 8th 2020 there is a cycling event planned starting in Salisbury and taking in the road between Manston and Child Okeford [along the lower common road] and then turning left at the Cross to pass along the Child Okeford to Shaftesbury road [by the Doctors surgery] before meeting the A350 where it turns right to Iwerne Minster. Some 650 cyclists are expected to take part and will pass through the village between 0900 and 11.30 [approximately].

Hey Day 2020

Save the date June 20th 12-5 pm for the day event and 7 -11 pm for the evening event.

Page Updated 14/01/2020

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