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).
*Access to events is only allowed if membership or entry to Wildwood has been paid. Excludes Night Tours, Photo Days, Zoo Keeper Experiences and Conservation Courses.
book any event (except conservation courses):
Call 01227 712 111
For conservation courses (in green text):
Call 01227 711 471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Santa in his wonderous woodland grotto at Wildwood! Every child gets a special present (assuming they have been good!).
Back by popular demand! A special evening of Christmas magic just for children. Enjoy a 2-course meal in the company of Santa's chief Elf, go on a woodland walk to meet the reindeer, make Christmas crafts and write letters to Santa. Each child will also meet Santa and receive a special present and photograph.4pm - 6pm. £20 per child. Must book.
Let your kids go wild in the woodland at Grubby Gang! Get your kids out into the woodland to learn all about animals and nature, and to get grubby! There are different activities each week including games, dens, bushcraft and mud sculptures. Parents need not attend, Grubby Gangis strictly for kids!Grubby Gang is held on 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month (approx).
See our animals under the moonlight on a guided tour of the park to coincide with the full moon.6.30pm - 9pm. £20 per person, includes hot meal in the Beaver Lodge Cafe. Min age 10yrs. Must book.
The day is intended as an introduction to the smaller British mustelids - weasels, stoats, polecats, pine martens and American Mink. Identification, field signs, ecology, survey techniques and conservation will be covered. The day consists of a morning classroom session and an afternoon tour of the mustelids at Wildwood.
Possibly the most challenging subject! A great opportunity to study pattern and texture in feathers, and to consider the differences in structure and movement between various species of birds. Any media may be used.
This series of drawing courses is designed to provide participants with a broad introduction to the basics of zoological anatomy and illustration, as well as tips on drawing an animate (and usually unpredictable!) subject. You will have the opportunity to explore Wildwood and draw your favourite animals from life, and to experiment with different approaches and media. The emphasis will be on rapid sketching in situ, but there will be some classroom work, with opportunities to work your sketches up into more finished work. As each session focuses on a different subject and medium, you can book single or multiple sessions.
10.00am – 2.00pm. £30 per person.
Learn how to survey our smallest mammals usig live traps. Includes handling and identification.
Learn how to identify our larger mammals from their tracks, signs and sightings. Includes a tour of Wildwood to see some of the animals in the flesh and a close up examination of skins, skulls and antlers. Please note that this course does not include mice, voles or shrews which are covered in the Small Mammal Survey Skills course
*Access to events is only allowed if membership or entry to Wildwood has been paid. 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).
To book any event please call 01227 712 111. Please note that some events are booked directly with the event organisers, please check listing for details.