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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
*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.