Hickling Broad

Hickling Broad
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR12 0BW
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Bones And Body Bits

Come and investigate our natural history items. Learn how to tell the difference between a fox and badger skull, which rodents have eaten which nuts and learn how to identify what an owl has eaten. Venue: NWT Hickling Broad, meet at the Visitor Centre   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 14 Feb

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Children's Wildlife Watch: 30 Days Wild

People all across the country took part in 30 Days Wild last year. Why not sign up online and take part in ‘random acts of wildness’ at Hickling Broad. We’ll suggest some ideas to help you complete your challenge. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 9 Jun

Cost: Watch members: £4, non-members £6 (1 accompanying adult free)

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Children's Wildlife Watch: Call Of The Cuckoo

Join us in the search of the charismatic cuckoo. Learn all about these species and their story before heading out on to the reserve. Their call is frequently heard at Hickling Broad each year but will we be lucky enough to see one? People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 14 Apr

Cost: Watch members: £4, non-members £6 (1 accompanying adult free)

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Children's Wildlife Watch: Den Devising

Nearly all species require a form of shelter. Some species will simply shelter under trees. Mammals such as badgers and rabbits build elaborate shelters which can consist of a range of tunnels underground. Today, we'll help you devise your own den. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 10 Nov

Booking essential

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Children's Wildlife Watch: Marvelous Mammals

Mammals really are marvellous. Some mammals are adapted for life at sea, others on land. Some species such as otters live near river banks, squirrels in trees and mice and voles live underground. Join us as we find out who is waiting to be released from our small mammal traps. People with limited mobility please…

Sat 8 Sep

Cost: Watch members: £4, non-members £6 (1 accompanying adult free)

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Children's Wildlife Watch: National Nest Box

National Nest Box week has taken place for nearly 20 years, between the 14th and 21st February. Why not come along to find out more about the birds in your garden and create a bird box to take home. Cost: Watch members: £4, non-members £6 (1 accompanying adult free)   People with limited mobility please contact…

Sat 10 Feb

Watch members: £4, non-members £6 (1 accompanying adult free)

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Christmas Crafty Creations

NWT Hickling Broad is a wonderful place to be in winter. Draw inspiration from this living landscape and create some unique Christmas decorations from natural materials. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 20 Dec

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Crafty Creations

Join us at NWT Hickling Broad to create woodland works of art; look out for wildlife as we collect natural materials, then use these materials together with some clay to create masterpieces. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Fri 16 Feb

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Creatures Of The Night

For the first time we are braving NWT Hickling Broad after dark. We will be looking for nocturnal wildlife on a nature trail, bat detecting and finding out what owls eat for dinner. Don’t forget to wrap up warm and bring a torch. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 23 Oct

Cost: £6.50 children, £4.50 adults

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Dyke Dipping

Join us and learn about the wonderful wildlife that can be found in the dykes. The experts will be on hand to help you tell your boatman from your beetle larvae. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 11 Apr

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Mon 6 Aug

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Tue 14 Aug

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members

  • 13:30 – 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 19 Oct

Feed The Birds

Join us at NWT Hickling Broad to create woodland works of art; look out for wildlife as we collect natural materials, then use these materials together with some clay to create masterpieces. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Fri 16 Feb

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members

  • 13:00 – 14:30

International Bat Night

To celebrate International Bat Night we have joined with Norwich Bat Group to learn all about our flying mammals. Children are welcome from 7pm to take part in batty, craft activities before a short introductory talk at 7.30pm to all ages. At 8pm we’ll take a walk around the reserve in search of the bats which live on…

Sat 25 Aug

Booking essential

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Memories From The Mill

Discover and explore the unique Stubb Mill. Drop in anytime between 11am and 4pm (closed for lunch between 1-2pm) and look at historical photographs, climb right up into the cap and ask our Stubb mill expert, Hazel questions about the mill. Please be aware there is a 1200 meter walk to the mill from the visitor centre.

Sun 8 Apr

Free

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Miraculous Minibeasts

Join us at NWT Hickling Broad, while we forage among the foliage and search between the sedge for any minibeast which may be waiting. We’ll be there with our bits and bobs to catch any bug or beast for a closer inspection. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Fri 6 Jul

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Tue 17 Jul

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Raptor Roost

Join us as hut as we investigate Hickling’s raptors. In the warmth of our education hut, we’ll be learning about their different behaviours, how to identify them and their life cycle. Afterwards we’ll walk down to the raptor roost to look for these majestic birds and put our identification skills into practice. People…

Wed 14 Feb

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members

  • 15:30 – 17:00

Raptor Roost

Join us as we investigate Hickling’s raptors. In the warmth of our education hut, we’ll be learning about their different behaviours, how to identify them and their life cycle. Afterwards, we’ll walk down to the raptor roost to look for these majestic birds and put our identification skills into practice. People with…

Thu 20 Dec

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Signs Of Autumn

Join us at NWT Hickling Broad, as we search for the signs of Autumn. It’s the best time of the year to look for fungi and birds will be on the migration move. Who and what will we see? People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Fri 19 Oct

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Signs Of Spring

Join us at NWT Hickling Broad, as we search for the signs of spring. Flowers will be blooming, bitterns may be booming and the first butterflies may have emerged. Who and what will we see? People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 11 Apr

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Signs Of Summer

Join us at NWT Hickling Broad, as we search for signs of summer. Dragonflies will be buzzing, swallowtail butterflies may have a second brood and lizards may be basking on the boardwalk. Who and what will we see? People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 14 Aug

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members

  • 10:30 – 12:00

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