Bring Wildwood into your own back yard this half-term with nine days of FREE interactive activities at the park. You and your little 'uns can learn how to spot and recognise local birds, discover life in ponds, become a bug detective and investigate nests - all skills that can be used to encourage and look at nature in your own back yard. We also have talks and feeds with our massive bears and stealthy lynx, face painting and the chance to meet an animal face to face.
All of our activities will take place at the green gazebo (near the entrance to the park) apart from our bear and lynx talks, which take place at their enclosures, and our minibeast hunt which is located just opposite the wild horse paddock. If you get lost or need directions to any of our activities, please ask any member of staff who will be happy to help.
Bird Watching Come along for a child-friendly introduction to spotting garden birds in our bird watching zone. Learn how to recognise common garden visitors with fun games and see how many you can tick off on your spotter's sheet at our feeding station.
Pond Dipping Come and discover the hidden world of garden ponds with magnifying pots; how many critters will you find?
Minibeast Hunt Join us to see how many creepy crawlies you can find. Learn to identify some of the bugs you might find in your garden by becoming a bug detective with bug catchers and magnifying glasses!
Whose Nest? Test your knowledge of nest builders by examining some real nests and matching them to the animal that built them.
Talks and Feeds Find out interesting facts about our bears and lynx. Watch them being fed and engaging with their keepers.
Meet an Animal We'll be introducing you to some of our cuter animals up close and personal, twice per day. See either rabbits, snakes, ferrets or hedgehogs.
Face Painting Bring out the animal within by getting your face painted for the day. We use safe materials for the most sensitive skin.
Saturday 27th May 10.30 - 11.00: Face Painting 10.30 - 11.30: Bird Watching 11.30 - 12.00: Meet an Animal 12.00 - 12.30: Bear Talk 12.30 - 13.30: Face Painting 12.30 - 13.30: Pond Dipping 14.00 - 14.30: Lynx Talk 14.30 - 15.00: Meet an Animal