2018 Events organised by the club:
Please note that all the events organised by the club will take place at: Hethersett Village Hall, Back lane, Norfolk, NR9 3JJ. There will be a £2 entrance fee per person except for the AGM. Members and children can enter for FREE.
Specific times are yet TBC.
Sunday 8th April: TORTOISE TALK: How to grow and find suitable tortoise food (weeds) and how to design suitable tortoise enclosures.
Sun 1st July: SUMMER TORTOISE OPEN DAY & HEALTH CHECK EVENT:
10.00am-3.00pm - Fun for all the Family! Donation entry - FREE for Members
Meet Giant & Baby tortoises-Information Stands-Tortoise health Checks and Crèche-Rehoming information-Volunteering- Raffle-Tombola-Games-Bouncy Castle-Food- Hot dogs-ice cream -Tea & Cake- Plant Stall-Club Shop lighting, chalk lump, calcium, books, seeds and more.
ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! 10.00am till 1.00pm Informal tortoise health checks £5 / worming £5 / micro chipping £15. NEW: parasite postal screen kits IMPROVED EXPERIENCE: More desks on hand to help with wait time! Extra parking *Cash only event*
Sun 16th Sept: TORTOISE HIBERNATION TALK & PRE WINTER HEALTH CHECKS: 11.00am till 3.00pm Information Stands-Tortoise health Checks and Crèche-Rehoming information-Volunteering- Raffle-Tombola-Games- -Tea & Cake -Club Shop including winter food stuffs, lighting, calcium, temp probes and more.
Photo presentation from 11.00 till 12.00 on hibernation tips and winter housing for all species. £2 entry & Children under 12 free HEALTH CHECKS £5
ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
Informal tortoise health checks. 12.00am till 2.00pm
Sunday 18th November: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) & END OF YEAR PRESENTATION Please help support this members event.
Free entry & free refreshments for all attendees! Election formalities followed by presentation of the clubs picture report on achievements from 2018. Last chance to stock up on club shop for winter. Note: Please message with large specific orders in advance. Q & A hibernation support. Membership sign up and renewal available on door.
2018 External events which the club is attending with a stall/ pitch:
- Spring Fling, 10th April. Norfolk Showground
- Royal Norfolk Show, 27&28th June, Norfolk Showground. Countryside area. 9.00 - 4.00pm each day. Come and learn more about tortoise care and rehoming opportunities with displays and helpful team, become and member and purchase tortoise goodies from the popular shop.
Can I bring my tortoise to an event?
We run specific and clearly advertised tortoise health check events throughout the year, whereby visitors are encouraged to bring their tortoise(s) along in order to receive informal advice from our experienced volunteers. Please note that tortoises must remain in secure boxes. Although opinion can be given by club members, this must not replace veterinary help, when necessary. Alcohol gel or disposable gloves must be used if tortoises are handled. The club cannot be held responsible for advice and treatment given.
Would Norfolk Tortoise Club be able to attend our event or deliver a talk to our community group?
Please contact us via email@example.com with the details of your event or activity. Please note that our attendance is based on the availability of volunteers. A small donation to continue the clubs work and payment towards volunteer travel expenses is appreciated.