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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).

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




SEPTEMBER

Free bee weekender at Wildwood

Satuday 5th & Sunday 6th September-Free Bee Weekender

As a conservation charity, Wildwood is actively working to promote public awareness of the plight of our bees and to inspire people to help them thrive.

Our brilliant bee-weekender is full of fun activities for the whole family. Learn all about the fascinating world of bees and beekeeping and discover how you can help bees, even if you don't have a garden.

FREE Bee Weekender events:

Kids' craft sessions (11.30am and 2pm)
Make your own Bee Hotel
Honey Tasting
Bee-friendly gardening advice
Free flower seeds
Visit our beehives with our beekeeper
Learn about bumblebees
Meet our bee experts
Bee-friendly plants for sale

10am - 4pm Both days. Free event*.  No need to book, just drop in anytime.

Saturday 5th September-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!

1st & 2nd Saturday of every month (approx.) 9.45am - 12pm. 8 per child per session. Get one session FREE when you book 4 sessions.  For children aged 7-11yrs. Must book on 01227 712 111

Sunday 6th September-Stunning Spiders
Learn all about spiders and go on a spider hunt around the park to discover some of the many different species that live on the buildings around the park. With expert guidance and lots fo fascinating spider facts from our Natural Heritage Officer, Steve Kirk.

3pm - 4pm. 2 per person*.  Must book on 01227 712 111

Saturday 12th September-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!

1st & 2nd Saturday of every month (approx.) 9.45am - 12pm. 8 per child per session. Get one session FREE when you book 4 sessions.  For children aged 7-11yrs. Must book on 01227 712 111


Saturday 12th September -Dormouse Handling & Surveying

A course for ecological consultants and those in training for their dormouse handling licence. A classroom session will focus on survey methods followed by supervised handling, sexing and weighing of captive dormice. Max 6 places. 

10.30am – 4.00pm. 45 per person.
Course Tutor: Suzanne Kynaston

Please book with Suzanne Kynaston on 01227 711 471 or email courses@wildwoodtrust.org


Saturday 19th September -Dormouse Ecology & Conservation

This one day course is recognised as the definitive course on dormouse ecology and monitoring. It is ideal for those with a general interest or those working towards their Dormouse Handling Licence. Included is a field visit to check nest boxes and information on relevant legislation.

9.30am – 4.45pm. Prices start from 86.33 per person.
Course Tutor: Hazel Ryan

Please book directly with the Mammal Society on 023 8001 0982
or at: www.mammal.org.uk/training

Saturday 26th September -Introduction to Spider Ecology

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.


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

Tuesday 29thSeptember -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.

OCTOBER


Saturday 3rd October
-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!

1st & 2nd Saturday of every month (approx.) 9.45am - 12pm. 8 per child per session. Get one session FREE when you book 4 sessions.  For children aged 7-11yrs. Must book on 01227 712 111

Saturday 10th October-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!

1st & 2nd Saturday of every month (approx.) 9.45am - 12pm. 8 per child per session. Get one session FREE when you book 4 sessions.  For children aged 7-11yrs. Must book on 01227 712 111

Monday 26th October-Woodland Wizards & Witches Craft Event
Craft your own witches broom, decorate a wizard’s hat and get your wands ready to spook your friends and family.

2pm - 3pm. 2 per person.  Must book on 01227 712 111

Tuesday 27th October-Carnivore Carnival: Morning craft event

Learn how to howl as well as a wolf and compete in our howl-off; get up close and personal with the sharp teeth of bears and lynx with some creepy skulls.  Get your face painted and channel your inner carnivore.  Then get stuck into some carnivore themed crafts to get everyone in the mood for Halloween.
 
10am -11am. 2 per person.  Must book on 01227 712 111

Tuesday 27th October-Creepy Critters: Afternoon craft event

Test your nerves and meet some creatures that slither, creep and skitter.  Then use them as inspiration to make some creepy crafts
 
2pm -3pm. 2 per person.  Must book on 01227 712 111

Tuesday 27thSeptember -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 27thSeptember -Hunter's Moon Night Tour

Experience Wildwood under the moonlight on a guided Night Tour. 

Night Tours coincide with the full moon, giving you a chance to see our animals at a time when the darkness belongs to them. Experience the wolves tracking you silently through the woods like silver shadows on silent feet. Hear the beavers splashing in their pond and spot the wild boar rooting under the pine trees.

Night tours include a hot meal in our restaurant, served 30 minutes before the start of the tour. The tour will then last approximately 2 hours. 

6.30pm  - 9pm. 20 per person, including hot meal in the Beaver Lodge Cafe. Min age 10yrs. Must book on 01227 712 111


Wednesday 28th October-Magical Mushrooms: Morning craft event

Learn some funky fungi facts about the mushrooms and toadstools that appear as if by magic in the autumn woods, make ghostly spore prints and model mushrooms and goblins to take home and get you in the mood for Halloween.
 
10am -11am. 2 per person.  Must book on 01227 712 111


Wednesday 28th October-Carnivore Carnival: Afternoon craft event

Learn how to howl as well as a wolf and compete in our howl-off; get up close and personal with the sharp teeth of bears and lynx with some creepy skulls.  Get your face painted and channel your inner carnivore.  Then get stuck into some carnivore themed crafts to get everyone in the mood for Halloween.
 
2pm -3pm. 2 per person.  Must book on 01227 712 111

Thursday 29th October-Woodland Wizards & WitchesMorning crafts
Craft your own witches broom, decorate a wizard’s hat and get your wands ready to spook your friends and family.

10am - 11am. 2 per person.  Must book on 01227 712 111



Thursday 29th October-Halloween Crafts:Afternoon craft event

Make a selection of suitably spooky Halloween themed crafts to decorate your home and help get your creepy celebrations started.
 
2pm - 3pm. 2 per person.  Must book on 01227 712 111



Friday 30th October
-Halloween Crafts:Morning craft event

Make a selection of suitably spooky Halloween themed crafts to decorate your home and help get your creepy celebrations started.
 
10am - 11am. 2 per person.  Must book on 01227 712 111


Friday 30th October
-Halloween Crafts:Afternoon craft event

Make a selection of suitably spooky Halloween themed crafts to decorate your home and help get your creepy celebrations started.
 
2pm - 3pm. 2 per person.  Must book on 01227 712 111




NOVEMBER


Saturday 7th November
-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!

1st & 2nd Saturday of every month (approx.) 9.45am - 12pm. 8 per child per session. Get one session FREE when you book 4 sessions.  For children aged 7-11yrs. Must book on 01227 712 111


Saturday 14th November
-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!

1st & 2nd Saturday of every month (approx.) 9.45am - 12pm. 8 per child per session. Get one session FREE when you book 4 sessions.  For children aged 7-11yrs. Must book on 01227 712 111



Sunday 15th August-Junior Zoo Keeper 
Do you know a budding zoo keeper? Let them discover what it’s like to work as a keeper 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. Must book on 01227 712 111


Tuesday 24thNovember -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.




Wednesday 25thNovember -Beaver Moon Night Tour

Experience Wildwood under the moonlight on a guided Night Tour. 

Night Tours coincide with the full moon, giving you a chance to see our animals at a time when the darkness belongs to them. Experience the wolves tracking you silently through the woods like silver shadows on silent feet. Hear the beavers splashing in their pond and spot the wild boar rooting under the pine trees.

Night tours include a hot meal in our restaurant, served 30 minutes before the start of the tour. The tour will then last approximately 2 hours. 

6.30pm  - 9pm. 20 per person, including hot meal in the Beaver Lodge Cafe. Min age 10yrs. Must book on 01227 712 111

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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).

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).