The Wildwood Trust

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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





FEBRUARY

Monday 15thFebruary-Slimy & Scaly Friends!
Meet some of our amazing reptiles and amphibians and make reptile-themed crafts to take home.

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

Tuesday 16thFebruary-Bird Buddies
Learn to identify garden birds and make bird-themed crafts and bird treats to take home and put in your garden.

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

Tuesday 16thFebruary-Brilliant Birds
See how many birds you can spot in the woods, take the nest-building challenge and play bird name games.

1pm - 2pm. £2 per person. Must book.

Wednesday 17thFebruary-Animal Facts & Feeds Tour
Can you hold your breath as long as an otter or talk like a wolf? Find out on an amazing fact-filled tour. Plus see our animals enjoy some tasty treats along the way.

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

Wednesday 17thFebruary-Awesome Artefacts
See and touch some of our amazing animal artefacts. Feel the weight of a deer’s antler, snuggle up to wild boar fur and even check out beaver poo! 

1pm - 2pm. £2 per person. Must book.

Thursday 18thFebruary-Nocturnal Animals Night
Enter the world of nocturnal animals on a special night event. How do they find their food and family? How do they stay safe and why do they prefer the darkness? Enjoy a bite to eat in the café before a special tour to learn their secrets.

5pm - 7.30pm. £15 per person (adults or children). Suitable for children aged 6-9yrs. Must book.

Friday 19thFebruary-Winter Wonders
Discover how animals survive the challenges that winter brings and make hedgehog- inspired crafts to take home.

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

Friday 19thFebruary-Hedgehog Homes
Work together in our fun outdoor workshop to build a cosy hibernation shelter for our local wild hedgehogs.

1pm - 2pm. £2 per person. Must book.

Monday 22ndFebruary-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.

6.30pm - 9pm. £20 per person. Min age 10yrs. Must book. Gift vouchers also available.

Tuesday 23rdFebruary-Photo Day
A day of Wildlife photography with expert tuition from our resident photographer. Suitable for all levels and abilties. Gift vouchers also available.

9am - 4pm. £79 per person. Min age 16yrs. Must book.

MARCH

Wedneday 23rdMarch-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.

Monday 28thMarch-Morning Zoo!
Enjoy an exclusive pre-opening tour of the park to see breakfast being served to a range of our animals, then enjoy a tasty cooked breakfast in our café.

8.30am - 10am. £10 per person. Must book.

Tuesday 29thMarch-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.

Tuesday 29thMarch-All Creatures Great & Small
Get ready for spring by meeting some of our smaller animals and making animal-themed crafts to take home.

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

Tuesday 29thMarch-Hoot Night
Meet one of our hand-reared owls and learn some fun owl facts. Grab a bite to eat before going for a mini night-walk around the park to listen for the hooting of our local owls!

6.30pm - 8pm. £15 per person (adults or children). For children aged 6-11yrs. Must book.

Wednesday 30thMarch-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.

Thursday 31stMarch-Bunny Bonanza!
Meet some cute bunnies, learn brilliant rabbit facts and make bunny-themed crafts to take home.

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

Thursday 31stMarch-Cute Chicks
Celebrate spring with some lovely Easter chicks! Meet our super cute chicks, learn fun chick facts and make chick-themed crafts to take home.

1pm - 2pm. £2 per person. Must book.


APRIL

Friday 1stApril-Bunny Bonanza!
Meet some cute bunnies, learn brilliant rabbit facts and make bunny-themed crafts to take home.

1pm - 2pm. £2 per person. Must book.

Friday 1stApril-Cute Chicks
Celebrate spring with some lovely Easter chicks! Meet our super cute chicks, learn fun chick facts and make chick-themed crafts to take home.

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

Saturday 2nd April-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.

Monday 4thApril-Beaver Bedlam!
Enjoy a walk to see our beavers take a morning swim and get their breakfast. Discover how soft their fur is, how long they can hold their breath, and how a beaver makes its bed. Plus make beaver-themed crafts to take home.

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

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.

Saturday 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


More events to be added here soon!

 


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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).