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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).

*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).

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 2014


Monday 14th
April -Easter Baskets
Make your own animal / egg shaped baskets to take home and fill with Easter treats!
2pm - 3pm. 2 per person, one person free per group. Must book.

Tuesday 15thApril -Easter Bonnets
Make and decorate your own Easter Bonnet with prizes for the most imaginative!
2pm - 3pm. 2 per person, one person free per group. Must book.

Wednesday 16thApril -Eggsperiment!
Egg-citing experiments using eggs and egg-themed crafts to take home.
2pm - 3pm. 2 per person, one person free per group. Must book.

Thursday 17thApril -Easter Extravaganza!
Dress in an Easter themed outfit for an egg hunt, games, stories and an egg & spoon race.
2pm - 3pm. 2 per person, one person free per group. Must book.

Saturday 26th April -Spring Foraging

In the days before supermarkets and worldwide imports, wild food foraged from the local countryside traditionally formed a large part of our diet. This one day course is an introduction on to how to forage safely, which easily recognisable plants are good to eat and how to cook and prepare them. We will go for a forage in a local wood, where you will learn to identify some common edible species, before returning  to cook and sample our fare. We will also learn about foraging safety and the law. Own transport will be required for an off-site visit.

10.00am – 4.00pm. 40 per person. Min age 18yrs.
Please book with Suzanne Kynaston on 01227 711 471 or email courses@wildwoodtrust.org

Sunday 27th
April -Snakes, Frogs & Bugs
Meet some of our native reptiles and amphibians and learn about them from the experts.
11am - 3pm. Free event* Drop in any time.

Tuesday 29thApril -Photo Day
A day of Wildlife photography with expert tuition from our resident photographer. Gift vouchers also available.
10am - 4.30pm. 79 per person. Min age 18yrs. Must book.

MAY 2014


Saturday 3rd May -
The Ecology & Identification of British Trees

An introduction to the complex world of tree identification, focusing on native British species. Includes a woodland site visit to identify trees in their natural surroundings.
Own transport will be required for an off-site visit.

10.00am – 4.00pm. 30 per person. Min age 16yrs.
Please book with Suzanne Kynaston on 01227 711 471 or email courses@wildwoodtrust.org

Sunday 4th
May -Spring Stories & Wishes
Hear the story of Jack In The Green. Meet our  tame owl, and make a wish at the wishing tree.
2.30pm - 4pm. 3 per person, one adult free per group. Must book.

Sunday 11thMay -Bee Day!
Meet Wildwood’s Bee Keeper, John Holmes and discover the amazing world of bees and beekeeping.
11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm. Free event* Drop in anytime. 

Wednesday 14thMay -Hare's Moon Night Tour
See our animals under the moonlight on a guided night tour to coincide with the full moon.
7.30pm - 10pm. 20 per person including hot meal. Min age 10yrs. Must book.


Saturday 10th May -
Hedgehog Ecology & Management for Practitioners
In partnership with People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES)
 and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) 

A one-day course for land managers and ecological consultants with the agenda of informing greenspace management in the UK to help the hedgehog, a UK BAP species in rapid decline. The day will cover hedgehog ecology and behaviour, threats to hedgehogs, hedgehogs and the law, survey and monitoring techniques and guidance on land management for hedgehogs. It includes an outdoor session.

9.30am – 4.00pm. 50 per person. Min age 18yrs.
Please book with Suzanne Kynaston on 01227 711 471 or email courses@wildwoodtrust.org


Sunday 18th May -
The Ecology & Identification of Riparian Mammals

Find out about Britain’s native riparian mammals; the otter, water vole and water shrew along with the non-native American mink. The day will focus primarily on conservation and how to survey for each species and includes a tour to meet Wildwood’s own riparian mammals with a behind-the-scenes look at our water vole and water shrew captive breeding areas. Suitable for anyone with a general interest as well as those with a professional interest in otters and water voles as BAP (Biodiversity Action Plan) species.

10.00am – 4.00pm. 30 per person. Min age 16yrs.
Please book with Suzanne Kynaston on 01227 711 471 or email courses@wildwoodtrust.org

Tuesday 20th
May -Photo Day
A day of Wildlife photography with expert tuition from our resident photographer. Gift vouchers also available.
10am - 4.30pm. 79 per person. Min age 18yrs. Must book.

Tuesday 27thMay -Wolf Birthday Bash
Celebrate our wolves’ birthday with games, crafts, presents and a birthday cake for the wolves.
2pm - 3pm. 2 per person, one person free per group. Must book.

Wednesday 28thMay -Boo in the Zoo!
Face your fears with some of our scariest animals and make scary animal crafts to take home.
2pm - 3pm. 3 per person, one person free per group. Must book.

Thursday 29thMay -Hoo in the Zoo!
Learn all about owls, meet our tame owl, learn to hoot and make owl crafts to take home.
2pm - 3pm. 2 per person, one person free per group. Must book.

Friday 30thMay -Poo in the Zoo!
Learn all about animal poo! Take part in our poo quiz and make a pooing horse to take home!.
2pm - 3pm. 2 per person, one person free per group. Must book.



*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).

Booking (where applicable)

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.

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