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Forest Fun Day

A day of fun in the forest with exploring, den building, whittling, sawing, drilling, cooking on the fire and all kinds of outdoor fun.

Tilford Institute, Farnham

Thu 30 Jul

£22

Scotland's Nature Festival

For a week in May, the natural beauty of Scotland is highlighted as communities all over the country hold events that celebrate the plethora of lochs, forests, coastline, valleys and mountains we call home. Ranger-led walks, nature photography workshops and storytelling in the forest are just some of the events on the…

Lanark Moor Sensory Garden

Wed 27 May

Free

Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

Springtime Flowerpots

Get green fingered in time for spring. Decorate terracotta pots, sow herbs for your garden or windowsill and create stylish labels so you don’t forget what you’ve sown.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Sun 3 May

£5 / 0131 228 1155

Tweeting Toddlers

Group for young animal lovers and their guardians. Expect songs, stories and activities, including – if the weather behaves – outside exploring. Suitable for ages 0–3.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Tue 28 Apr

£3 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

Tue 5 May

£3 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

Tue 12 May

£3 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

…and 35 more dates until 12 Jan 2016

Really Wild Fest

Fun activities for the whole family, including dolphin watching (from the shore), guided walks, music and food. Children must be accompanied.

WDCS Scottish Dolphin Centre, Fochabers

Mon 4 May

Free / 01343 820339

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Secret Strolls

Get the family together for some guided walks that explore the less-known nooks and crannies of Bowhill Estate. Learn about the history, wildlife and nature of the estate, while also experiencing some top secret paths.

Bowhill House & Country Park, Selkirk

Sat 30 May

£3 (Children £2; Family £8) / 01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00 Secret Strolls Bowhill House & Country Park, Selkirk

Sat 27 Jun

£3 (Children £2; Family £8) / 01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00 Secret Strolls Bowhill House & Country Park, Selkirk

Sat 25 Jul

£3 (Children £2; Family £8) / 01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00 Secret Strolls Bowhill House & Country Park, Selkirk
…and 2 more dates until 26 Sep

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Bring teddy along, or maybe a few teddies, and enjoy a picnic in the garden. There are also crafts, woodland trails and a cartoonist to capture your bears likeness. Lauriston Castle provide cake, strawberries and ginger beer and you bring your picnic.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Jun

£6 / 0131 228 1155

Ugly Bug Safari

Small game hunters wanted. Grab a magnifying glass and join our big hunt for some mini beasts. We’ll peer into the parterre, unearth insects near the stable block and encounter gruesome bugs near the laundry room. Discover the secret life of our creepy friends and create your own to take home.

English Heritage: Audley End House And Gardens, Saffron Walden

Mon 3 Aug

£16 (£14.30; Children £9.60; Family £41.60; Members free) / 0870 333 1183

  • 11:00 – 17:00 Ugly Bug Safari English Heritage: Audley End House And Gardens, Saffron Walden

Tue 4 Aug

£16 (£14.30; Children £9.60; Family £41.60; Members free) / 0870 333 1183

  • 11:00 – 17:00 Ugly Bug Safari English Heritage: Audley End House And Gardens, Saffron Walden

Wed 5 Aug

£16 (£14.30; Children £9.60; Family £41.60; Members free) / 0870 333 1183

  • 11:00 – 17:00 Ugly Bug Safari English Heritage: Audley End House And Gardens, Saffron Walden
…and 2 more dates until 7 Aug

Abberton Adventurers

Holiday club for un accompanied 8-12 year olds Our Wednesday holiday club for un accompanied 8-12 year olds. Join in the fun on the reserve, there will be different activities each session. E.g pond dipping, bug hunting, campfire cooking and more. 10:30-2:30pm. Bring along a packed lunch. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester

Wed 29 Jul

£12 requested donation per child

Wed 5 Aug

£12 requested donation per child

Wed 12 Aug

£12 requested donation per child

Wed 19 Aug

£12 requested donation per child

Abberton Adventurers

Holiday club for un accompanied 8-12 year olds Our Wednesday holiday club for un accompanied 8-12 year olds. Join in the fun on the reserve, there will be different activities each session. E.g pond dipping, bug hunting, campfire cooking and more. 10:30-2:30pm. Bring along a packed lunch. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester

Wed 27 May

£10 requested donation per child

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The Adventures of Mr Toad

Mr Toad has got himself in yet another mess and he needs your help! Come and join all the other characters from Kenneth Grahame’s much loved classic book The Wind in the Willows out on the reserve as they try and help Toad out of his latest predicament. Fun for all the family! We will be running timed trails through the…

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Billericay

Sun 31 May

£2 per child.

Animal Tracks and Signs

Come for an interesting walk in the park and look for evidence of animals from the tracks they leave and feeding signs. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Bedfords Park Visitors Centre, London RM4

Sun 27 Sep

Cancelled

Apple Day

Apple yay, more like. Celebrate the variety of English apples, with tastings and apple-themed crafts. Sessions run for approximately 45 minutes and are suitable for ages 4–10.

The Forest Centre, Bedford

Mon 26 Oct

£3 / 01234 762616

  • 10:00 – 14:00 Apple Day The Forest Centre, Bedford

Archaeology Discovery

Take part in a real archaeological dig at Robinswood Hill and discover what history lies beneath the surface. Participate in a half day or full day. After carrying out Geophysical surveys in 2014 across several areas of the hill, we will be continuing the investigations this year with some exploratory digs. come and…

Robinswood Hill Country Park, Gloucester

Fri 19 Jun

£1 50 per person

Sat 20 Jun

£1 50 per person

Sun 21 Jun

£1 50 per person

Mon 22 Jun

£1 50 per person

Archaeology Discovery

Take part in a real archaeological dig at Robinswood Hill and discover what history lies beneath the surface. Participate in a half day or full day. After carrying out Geophysical surveys in 2014 across several areas of the hill, we will be continuing the investigations this year with some exploratory digs. come and…

Robinswood Hill Country Park, Gloucester

Fri 10 Jul

£1 50 per person

Sat 11 Jul

£1 50 per person

Sun 12 Jul

£1 50 per person

Mon 13 Jul

£1 50 per person

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Autumn Adventure

Forage in the park and create an autumnal wreath from the hedgerow harvest. Suitable for ages 4–10. Parental supervision is required, please dress for an outdoor activity.

The Forest Centre, Bedford

Thu 29 Oct

£4 / 01234 762616

Autumn Colour Walk

An Autumn Walk Through Beautiful Woodland Meet at the Belfairs Woodland Centre to join Ashley on a walk through the Belfairs reserve and admire the wonderful autumn colours of over 30 different tree species here in the woods. We would hope to see a variety of woodland species. Bring your camera! A family walk…

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Leigh on Sea

Sun 15 Nov

£5 per person

Autumn Explorers

Aged between 7-14 and bored in the holidays then come along for a day of autumn activities. Have fun looking for signs of autumn, make a bug house to help the bugs get through winter and take part in autumn inspired craft activities. Booking essential. £30 per child. Aged between 7-14 and bored in the holidays then…

Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Oakham

Wed 21 Oct

Free

Bats, Birds, Bluebells and Breakfast

See soprano pipistrelle bats, take a walk to listen to the dawn chorus and see bluebells on the way, followed by a full English breakfast. Booking Essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Billericay

Sun 3 May

£12 per person

Beside the Seaside

Grab your summer hats and bring a picnic, it's time for the beach! Come and play and find out about our Living Seas campaign and have fun with lots of indoor and outdoor fishy activities. Come and see some of Eton College's Natural History Museum's salty specimens. Activities aimed at children 4-11 years. BOOKING…

Woolley Firs Environmental Education Centre, Maidenhead

Thu 6 Aug

£4 per child, adults free

  • 10:00 – 14:00 Beside the Seaside Woolley Firs Environmental Education Centre, Maidenhead
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Bird identification and Song guided walk

Wildlife walk at Lackford Lakes Guided walk with Paul Holness, identify birds by sight and song. Bring or borrow binoculars.       People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Lackford Lake, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 30 May

£3 / 01284 728 850

Birds, Bugs, Boats - Family Event

Come along and join us at Whitwell Water Sports Centre for a day of boating fun. Come along and join us at Whitwell Water Sports Centre for a day of boating fun. We will explore the reservoir with the experts, discovering signs and observing the different birds and bugs that live here! See how they behave in their…

Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Oakham

Fri 7 Aug

£30 per child

Birdsong Identification for Absolute Beginners at The Knapp & Papermill

Join the early birds at the lovely Knapp reserve! Focussing on the more common birds, you will learn the basics about birdsong identification and how to tell different birds apart. Enjoy a bird walk with Trust ornithologist Steve Bloomfield around the many different habitats at this reserve, including the orchard…

The Knapp and Papermill Nature Reserve, Worcester

Sat 9 May

£15

Birdsong Identification for Beginners at Lower Smite Farm

Learn to spot the singers! Can you recognise a singing robin from a wren? Perhaps you can tell a buzzard from a kestrel by their behaviour and appearance? Build upon the basic knowledge you already have about common birds in the UK and learn how to identify trickier species by sight and sound. Early May is a great time…

Lower Smite Farm, Worcester & Droitwich

Sat 2 May

£15

Birdwatching for Absolute Beginners at Upton Warren

Late May is an exciting time of year to spend a day here, as the spring bird migration is in full swing, and anything could turn up! Course led by ornithologist and trustee Roger Pannell.  How to gain confidence in identifying common birds, where to go to watch birds and how to choose the books and equipment you…

The Christopher Cadbury Wetland Reserve at Upton Warren, Droitwich & Bromsgrove

Sat 30 May

£20

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