Top 10 Activities for a Wild Bank Holiday Weekend!


Term time is looming and very soon your young summer adventurers will be returning to school for another academic year. But before, is one more long weekend to enjoy. To celebrate, we’ve collected some top outdoor events taking place across the country hosted by the Wildlife Trust to inspire you to step outdoors for the last time this summer.

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1 – Wonderful Wildlife Weekends at Camley Street Natural Park – 27 August 2016 – 10:00am – 4:00pm, London
Learn about the Wildlife around London, join the Wildlife Trust for a free drop in session at Camley Street Natural Park. The sessions will be full of fun outdoor activities; including bug hunting, wild crafts, stories, games, songs, making wildlife habitats and bushcraft – it’s the perfect way to kick-start your Bank Holiday weekend! Click here to book.

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2 – Rock Pooling 28 August 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Whistling Sands, Gwynedd
With summer almost over and an extra-long weekend on hand it’s the perfect chance to spend some time outdoors with your feet in the sand! Did you know our seas are warmest early September? (well it’s close enough)…explore the depths of the rock ponds and see what you can find. Seasoned pros will know that rock pooling can get a bit wet and windy – therefore don’t forget your waterproofs. Find out more on the event here.

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3 – Wild Adventure Club 28 August 2016 – 10:00am – 12:30pm, Woodberry Wetlands, London
Join the Wild Adventure Club for an end of summer Bank Holiday special! This weekend you and your explorers have the chance to learn how to track wildlife. This is a wonderful experience for children, whilst teaching them about wildlife and nature it has many other benefits. It improves thinking and reasoning and also encourages outdoor physical activity – a great session before their return to school. Book your space here.

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4- Dads and Tots 27 August 10:30 – 12pm, Testwood Lakes Cente, Surrey
For a classic bit of Father and Explorer bonding, why not take a trip down for the Testwood Lakes and spend the morning outside, engaging in outdoor themed crafts and activities. This is a must for any adventure loving families! Ages suitable 2 – 5. See more here.

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5 – Dragons & Damsels 28 August 10:30am – 12:30pm, Hertford Heath
Can you spot one of our outdoor friends? Join the North Herts Local Group as they spend their Sunday in search for some dragonflies and damselflies! This is an excellent experience for any wildlife loving kid. Don’t forget your magnifiers glass! Book your space here.

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6 – Spurn Safari 28 August 2016 12:00pm – 2:30pm, Spurn National Nature Reserve, East Yorkshire
Set your sights over the stunning views at the Spurn National Nature Reserve for a special Bank Holiday treat! As arguably one of the most exciting and breathtaking reserves in the area, take a tour around the space and end your summer in the right way. Discover more here.

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7- BatFest 2016: Family Fun Day 27 – 28 August – 12:30pm – 4:30pm, Woodberry Wetlands, London
BatFest is an annual festival celebrating the protection of these unique animals. Throughout the weekend the Bat Conversation Trust will be hosting some wonderful activities for you and family to test out – all in the name of bats! Find out more here.

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8 – Wildlife Watch – Pond Dipping 28 August 2016 – 11:00am – 1:00pm, Sankey Valley, Cheshire
At Muddy Puddles, pond dipping is one of our favourite activities. Whilst being an excellent way to spend some time outdoors, it’s also a fascinating way to monitor and explore nature. What’s hiding deep in the water? Book your space to find out.

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9 – Wild Beach 29 August – 10:00am – 12:30pm, Leigh on Sea
For more adventurers who enjoy the sea views, be sure to join the last of the summer ‘Holiday Wild Beach’ event. Explore the beach side and the seashore, collect nature items and take them home! Book your explorer here.

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10 – Wild Play 29 August 13:00pm – 15:00pm, Villa Street, Herefordshire
Spend your Bank Holiday taking part in some wild play activities (sounds good to me already!). Encourage your young puddlestomper to come up with an awesome game to introduce to the group. Favourites so far have been rope swing, water play, magic potions and racing! Wellies are advised! See more here.

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