Knettishall Heath

Knettishall Heath
Thetford, Suffolk, IP22 2TQ
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Activity Day For Home-Educated Children

Wildlife and practical activities for home-educated 11-16 year olds; this months theme is wildlife surveys! This month we will be trying different survey methods such as river dipping, invertebrate and moth trapping and reptile transects. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. Booking…

Tue 23 May

Family Activity: Geocaching

Look for our caches with an experienced guide Whether you are not sure what geocaching is and would like to find out how to do it, or you are a fully fledged cache hunter, come along to join our expert and find the reserves hidden caches! If you have a GPS unit do bring one along, or we have some you can borrow.

Fri 4 Aug

£4 per child and £2 per adult

Family Activity: Incredible Insect Challenge

Discover the weird world of insects Have a go at different challenges to collect insects around the reserve. Learn to identify them with fun games and trails. Please book online here: People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Fri 18 Aug

£4 per child and £2 per adult

Family Activity: Messing About By The River!

River dipping and other watery activities Come along to have a go at dipping and searching in the river to discover who lives there, try a raft race and our river trail! People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 30 May

£4 per child and £2 per adult

Guided Walk: Dawn Chorus

Guided walk with experienced birders and reserve wardens, looking for and identifying morning birds and bird song. The walk will be followed by hot drinks. The walk starts at 4am in the main car park, but you are welcome to join us from 3.30am to enjoy the spectacle of the start of the dawn chorus if you wish. Do…

Sun 7 May

£4 per person

Junior Rangers

Monthly sessions for 6 - 12 year olds exploring the nature reserve through exciting and educational games and practical activities. Parents are asked to stay for the first session but are free to leave after that. Please book online: People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sun 9 Jul

£2 per child

Junior Rangers

Monthly sessions for 6 - 12 year olds exploring the nature reserve through exciting and educational games and practical activities. Parents are asked to stay for the first session but are free to leave after that. Please book online: People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sun 6 Aug

£2 per child

Knettishall Fair!

Come along to find out about your local wildlife from ourselves and groups such as Suffolk Bat Group or the Master Composters, or learn about our resident Exmoor Ponies. Stallholders will be selling and demonstrating local skills such as wood craftsmanship, fine art, wool spinning and leather working. Children's…

Sun 13 Aug

£1 per car, further donations welcome

Wildlife Walk: Bats And Glow Worms

Guided walk with the ranger and Suffolk Bat Group looking for and identifying bats and other nocturnal wildlife We will be using bat detectors to look and listen out for bats in different habitats on the reserve. We will also be looking out for other wildlife such as woodcock displaying, and then we will look for glow…

Sat 29 Jul

£4 per person

Wildlife Walk: Bats And Moths

Guided walk with the ranger and Suffolk Bat Group looking for and identifying bats and other nocturnal wildlife, and exploring a moth trap. We will be using bat detectors to look and listen out for bats in different habitats on the reserve. We will also be looking out for other wildlife such as woodcock displaying, and…

Sat 19 Aug

£4 per person

Wildlife Walk: Butterflies And Insects Of The Heath

Guided walk with the ranger looking for and identifying butterflies and other fauna We will exploring the heathland and other habitats looking specifically for butterflies including the White Admiral. We will also be sweep netting to identify other insects and other wildlife. Do wear appropriate footwear and bring…

Young Wardens

Practical and fun sessions on the reserve for 11 - 16 year olds These monthly sessions introduce wildlife conservation; past activities have included joining in on an archaeological dig and looking for reptiles! Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing Please book online here: People with limited mobility…

Sun 4 Jun

£2

Sun 9 Jul

£2

Young Wardens

Practical and fun sessions on the reserve for 11 - 16 year olds These monthly sessions introduce wildlife conservation; past activities have included learning bushcraft and looking for reptiles! Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing Please book online here: People with limited mobility please contact…

Sun 6 Aug

£2

Wed 23 Aug

£2

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