Thursday, 3 May 2012

Wildwood events & School holidays

Wildwood Spring Events - book now to avoid disappointment

Spring events at Wildwood

To book any event please call 01227 712 111


Sunday 6th May - Hare's Moon Night Tour

See our animals under the moonlight on a guided tour to coincide with the full moon. 
7.30pm-10pm. £25 per person (min age 10yrs). Must book.

Sunday 8th May –
The Killing Fields at the Brighton Festival

Vanessa Redgrave and Carlo Nero discuss the Killing Fields on the BBC

The Killing Fields is a new documentary by Carlo Nero that explores the fragile relationship between wildlife, land, taxation and law in Britain and Europe. Making a powerful case for sweeping reforms, it argues that the only long-term solution to our conservation crisis is to put real value on nature's assets.

Wildwood Trust members have the chance to meet Vanessa Redgrave this Sunday when the film is launching the Brighton Festival.
Vanessa has invited Wildwood's members to join her with her son, film director Carlo Nero and Wildwood's own Peter Smith, for a special screening of the film. This will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Prof Sir Richard Jolly, United Nations & UNESCO, with contributors to the Film including: Economist Fred Harrison, Environmental Lawyer Polly Higgins and  Farmer & Landowner Dr Duncan Pickard.

The event will be held in the Brighton Dome Concert Hall Sunday 6th May, tickets £10.  Tickets can be booked from this website.

Saturday 12th May - Birdsong Walk - FREE EVENT

Listen to the spring birdsong on a guided walk through the woodland and learn to identify key woodland bird calls with Natural Heritage Officer Steve Kirk. 
10am - 12pm.  Free event. Must book.

Sunday 13th May - Bee Day - FREE EVENT

Did you know we make our own honey at Wildwood? Meet our resident bee-keeper and find out all about the fascinating world of bees and bee-keeping.
11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm.  Free event. Drop in at any time.

Saturday 19th May - Mammal Society Water Vole Course

Learn about water voles, how to identify water voles and their signs. Opportunity to handle a water vole under supervision. 
£95 per person / £120 organisations. 
Please book directly with the Mammal Society on 02380 237 874 or

Sunday 20th May - Be Nice to Nettles - FREE EVENT

We all know about the nettle's formidable stinging power, but do you know just how useful the humble nettle is? Learn about nettles throughout our history and we have used them for food, clothing and medicines. 
11am - 3pm.  Free event. Drop in at any time.

Sunday 27th May - Tree Walk - FREE EVENT

Discover many of Kent's woodland trees and learn how to identify them on a guided woodland walk with Natural Heritage Officer, Steve Kirk.
1.30pm - 3.30pm.  Free event.  Must book.

Tuesday 29th May - Photo Day 

Wildlife photography with tuition from our resident photographer. Get exclusive access and special animal feeds to help you get those close-up shots.  Over 18 unless accompanied by an adult who is also taking part in the photo day. 
10.30am - 4pm. £79 per person . Must book.

Summer Half term holidays - 2nd June - 10th June

Wednesday 6th June - Death, decay and dissection!

What happens to dead animals? What's inside them and how do other animals use them? This fun (but gory) workshop uses a real dead animal (road kill) for dissection to discover its amazing anatomy. Min 8yrs. 2pm-3.30pm, £2 per person, 1 adult free per family. Must book.

 Thursday 7th June – Animal brains

Discover the brainiest animals at Wildwood and set them some challenges to keep their brains busy. Make special food treats to get them thinking and then see some of these used in the park. 2pm - 3.30pm, £2 per person, 1 adult free per family. Must book.

 Thursday 8th June – Animal senses
Discover how animals use all their senses, not just their eyesight, to find food and each other. 2pm - 3.30pm , £2 per person, 1 adult free per family. Must Book.


To book any event please call 01227 712 111


Please note that access to events is only permitted once membership or park entry fees have been paid (with the exception of Photo days,

Night tours and conservation courses).


The Wildwood Team
Wildwood Trust

Registered charity no. 1093702





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