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
you know a budding zoo keeper? Let them discover what it’s like to work
as a Wildwood animal keeper and how we care for our animals
them happy and healthy.
A chance to experience the ancient hunter-gatherer pursuit of coastal foraging. Learn to identify edible seaweeds, shellfish and shore plants and the best ways to prepare them. Discover some exciting recipes and sample the fruits of the sea and shore. Own transport required for offsite visit.10.00am – 4.00pm. £40 per person.
This course is aimed at ecological consultants and those in training for their dormouse handling licence. A classroom session on survey methods followed by handling, sexing and weighing captive dormice under supervision. Limited to 6 places per workshop.11.00am – 3.30pm. £40 per person.
It’s the best time of year to see spiders! Discover the spiders lurking around Wildwood and make stunning spider crafts to take home.2pm - 4pm. £3 per person*. Must book.
Toddler club is back after the summer break! Come along for games, crafts and meet some of our animals too.Free* Toddler club for pre-school children and parents. 10.30am - 12pm every Monday and Thursday during school term time. No need to book, drop in any time.
Learn how to identify spiders reliably and understand their role in the ecosystem. Spend time out in the field finding spiders in their natural habitats. Guidance will be provided for those interested in becoming involved in spider recording and there will be opportunities to discuss their conservation. Min age 16 years10.00am – 4.00pm. £30 per person.
This classroom-based course is designed as either a follow up to the first course, or for people that wish to move into wildlife photography for the first time having already been taking photographs of landscapes, buildings etc. Those attending this course should either have invested or be proposing to invest in better equipment, allowing them to be creative with their shots. It will include an indoor and outdoor animal photography session.10.00am – 4.00pm. £40 per person. (£70 when booked together with WIldlife Photography for Beginners on 12th July). Min age 14yrs.
*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.