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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




JULY 2014


Tuesday 29th - Thursday 31stJuly -Beautiful Butterflies

Make beautiful giant butterflies to take home to celebrate the annual Big Butterfly Count (19th July - 10th August). Plus, pick up a free butterfly trail to count the butterflies you see out in the woods.

11.30am - 12.30pm & 2.30pm - 3.30pm each day. 2 per child* Drop in any time. Held in Outdoor Classroom.


AUGUST 2014


Saturday 2nd August -Dormouse Handling & Surveying Workshop

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


 Wednesday 6th
August -Snake Day!

Find out all about slithering snakes! Meet one of our biggest snakes, make snake crafts to take home and watch our adders being fed.

2.30pm - 3.30pm. 2 per child*. Drop in any time. Adder feed is subject to weather conditions.


Sunday 10th
August -Teddy Bears Picnic

Bring your favourite teddy for a grand day out at our fun-filled teddy bears’ picnic. Enjoy stories, games and a bear-hunt, followed by a  teddy bear cupcake and a drink. Everyone (young and old) must bring a teddy for a teddy-tastic time!

2.30pm - 4pm. 3 per person*. Must book.


Sunday 10th
August -Grain Moon Night Tour

See our animals under the moonlight on a guided tour to coincide with the full moon.

7.30pm - 10pm. 20 per person, including hot meal. Min age 10yrs. Must book.


Wednesday 13thAugust -Junior Zoo Keeper

Do 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 to keep them happy and healthy.

10am - 12pm. 7-11yrs. 50 per child. Must book.

Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14thAugust -Mini Farmer's Market

Ready your taste buds to sample a variety of Kentish fare from local suppliers with lots of opportunities to buy tasty treats for home or as gifts. Bring a bag and stock up!

10am - 5pm each day. Free* event. Drop in anytime.

Saturday 16th August -Dormouse Ecology & Conservation
In partnership with the Mammal Society*

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.
84 Concessions
99 Mammal Society Members
129 Non Mammal Society Members

*Please book with the Mammal Society on 02380 237 874 or at www.mammal.org.uk


Sunday 17thAugust -Teddy Bears Picnic

Bring your favourite teddy for a grand day out at our fun-filled teddy bears’ picnic. Enjoy stories, games and a bear-hunt, followed by a  teddy bear cupcake and a drink. Everyone (young and old) must bring a teddy for a teddy-tastic time!

2.30pm - 4pm. 3 per person*. Must book.


Thursday 21stAugust -Bioblitz!

Bring the family and join our annual challenge to record as many plants and animals as we can at Wildwood in just one day. Help us find and identify as many birds, animals, trees, plants, flowers and insect as possible -let’s see if we can beat our record of 123 species!

10am - 5pm. Free* event. Drop in anytime.


Tuesday 26thAugust -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.


Wednesday 27th
August -Junior Zoo Keeper

Do 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 to keep them happy and healthy.

10am - 12pm. 7-11yrs. 50 per child. Must book.


Sunday 31st August -Seashore Foraging

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


SEPTEMBER 2014


Saturday 6th September -Dormouse Handling & Surveying Workshop

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


Sunday 7thSeptember -Stunning Spiders

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.

Monday 8thSeptember -Toddler Club re-starts after summer!

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.


Saturday 20th September -Introduction to Spider Ecology & Identification

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 years

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


Sunday 21st September -Wildlife Photography for Improvers

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


Tuesday 23rd
September -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.





*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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