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Wildwood events & crafts

Events Diary

Wildwood runs events and activities throughout the year; some need to be pre-booked, others are drop in.

All events marked "must book" must be booked in advance and take place in the Education centre unless otherwise stated. 

Please note that all under 18's must be accompanied by a paying adult (excludes Keeper Experiences and Grubby Gang).

Lunch is not provided for all-day courses (you are welcome to bring a picnic or purchase lunch in the cafe.

*Access to events is only allowed if membership or entry to Wildwood has been paid (including Free events). Excludes Night Tours, Photo Days, Zoo Keeper Experiences and Conservation Courses.


Please note that all events must be paid for at the time of booking and are non-refundable (unless cancelled by Wildwood).

Download our  Events Programme

To book any event (except conservation courses):
Call 01227 712 111


For conservation courses (in green text):
Call 01227 711 471 or email courses@wildwoodtrust.org





APRIL

Tuesday 5thApril-Marvellous Moths!
Marvel at moths and all their different colours, shapes and sizes. Check our live trap to see what moths live at Wildwood make moth-themed crafts to take home.

10am - 11am. 2 per person. Must book.

Wednesday 6thApril-Wonderful Wildcats
Come along to see our wildcats with their favourite keeper and learn all about them. Make some toys for the wildcats and wildcat crafts to take home.

10am - 11am. 2 per person. Must book.

Thursday 7thApril-Brilliant Bears
Find out how our bears have settled in, the progress they’ve made and the new experiences they’ve had since being rescued by Wildwood. Enjoy stories and pictures before going to watch the bears get a tasty treat.

10am - 11am. 2 per person. Must book.

Monday 4th - Friday 8thApril-Keeper Kids Week
Experience a week as a Wildwood keeper and get hands- on with mucking out, feeding and entertaining a variety of our animals alongside our expert team.

2pm - 3pm each day, Monday to Friday. 125 per child for the week. For children aged 7-11yrs. Adults need not attend. Must book.

Friday 8thApril-Hello Hibernators
As the weather warms up, many animals are awakening from hibernation. Meet some newly-awakened animals and make some hibernator-themed crafts to take home.

10am - 11am. 2 per person. Must book.

Saturday 16thApril-Junior Zookeeper
Do you know a budding zoo keeper? Let them discover what it’s like to work at Wildwood and how we care for our animals to keep them happy and healthy. 

10am - 12pm. 50 per child. For children aged 7-11yrs. Adults need not attend. Must book.

Friday 22ndApril-Moonlight Night Tour
Experience Wildwood and our animals under the moonlight on a guided night tour of the park. Gift vouchers also available. Includes a hot meal in the Beaver Lodge Cafe before the tour.

7.30pm - 10pm. 20 per person. Min age 10yrs. Must book. Gift vouchers also available.

Tuesday 26thApril-Photo Day
A day of Wildlife photography with expert tuition from our resident photographer. Suitable for all levels and abilties. Gift vouchers also available.

10am - 4.30pm. 79 per person. Min age 16yrs. Must book.

MAY


Saturday 7th May-Grubby Gang!
Let your kids go wild in the woodland! Learn  about animals and nature with different activities each week; including games, dens, bushcraft and mud sculptures. Parents need not attend!

9.45am - 12pm. 8 per child per session.  For children aged 7-11yrs. Adults need not attend. Must book.

Saturday 21stMay-Junior Zookeeper
Do you know a budding zoo keeper? Let them discover what it’s like to work at Wildwood and how we care for our animals to keep them happy and healthy. 

10am - 12pm. 50 per child. For children aged 7-11yrs. Adults need not attend. Must book.

Tuesday 24thMay-Photo Day
A day of Wildlife photography with expert tuition from our resident photographer. Suitable for all levels and abilties. Gift vouchers also available.

10am - 4.30pm. 79 per person. Min age 16yrs. Must book.

Monday 30thMay-Carnivore Caper!
Meet a polecat ferret - one of our smallest, friendliest (and smelliest) carnivores! Learn all about carnivores, check out some carnivore skulls and make cool carnivore-themed crafts to take home.

10am - 11am. 2 per person. Must book.

Monday 30thMay-Big Bug Hunt!
Delve deep into the leaf litter, hunt high on the tree bark and low under logs to discover our biggest, wriggliest and most colourful bugs before making bug-themed crafts to take home.

1pm - 2pm. 2 per person. Must book.

Tuesday 31stMay-Keeper Taster Day
Have you got what it takes to be a Wildwood Zookeeper? Find out in this hands-on experience day. Get involved with feeding, mucking out and entertaining a variety of our animals.

10.30am - 3pm. 125 per person. For ages 14-16yrs.  Adults need not attend. Must book.

JUNE

Wednesday 1stJune-Junior Zookeeper
Do you know a budding zoo keeper? Let them discover what it’s like to work at Wildwood and how we care for our animals to keep them happy and healthy. 

10am - 12pm. 50 per child. For children aged 7-11yrs. Adults need not attend. Must book.



Wednesday 1stJune-CSI: Wildwood
Who killed Mr Bunny? Examine the woodland crime scene and use real forensic techniques to solve the murder mystery.

1pm - 2pm. 2 per person. Suitable for children aged 6-12yrs. Must book.

Thursday 2ndJune-Poo in the Zoo!
Learn all about digestion and poo! Take our fun poo quiz and make a pooing horse horse model to take home.

10am - 11am. 2 per person.  Must book.

Thursday 2ndJune-CSI: Wildwood
Who killed Mr Bunny? Examine the woodland crime scene and use real forensic techniques to solve the murder mystery.

1pm - 2pm. 2 per person. Suitable for children aged 6-12yrs. Must book.

Thursday 2ndJune-Rodent Rampage!
Meet a variety of rodents from tiny harvest mice to our friendly rats. Help to check live traps to see what rodents live in our woodllands and make rodent-themed crafts to take home.

10am - 11am. 2 per person. Suitable for children aged 6-12yrs. Must book.

Friday 3rdMay-Big Bug Hunt!
Delve deep into the leaf litter, hunt high on the tree bark and low under logs to discover our biggest, wriggliest and most colourful bugs before making bug-themed crafts to take home.

1pm - 2pm. 2 per person. Must book.

Saturday 4th June-Grubby Gang!
Let your kids go wild in the woodland! Learn  about animals and nature with different activities each week; including games, dens, bushcraft and mud sculptures. Parents need not attend!

9.45am - 12pm. 8 per child per session.  For children aged 7-11yrs. Adults need not attend. Must book.

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To book any event (except conservation courses):
Call 01227 712 111


For conservation courses (in green text):
Call 01227 711 471 or email courses@wildwoodtrust.org


Please note that all under 18's must be accompanied by a paying adult (excludes Keeper Experiences and Grubby Gang).

*Access to events is only allowed if membership or entry to Wildwood has been paid (including Free events). Excludes Night Tours, Photo Days, Zoo Keeper Experiences and Conservation Courses.


Please note that all events must be paid for at the time of booking and are non-refundable (unless cancelled by Wildwood).