What to do this weekend: Nature Trails

Have you made any plans this weekend with your family? We have chosen some events happening across the country to give you some ideas about how to get outside and immersed in wildlife and nature trails.


Oxford Festival of Nature Saturday 7th June, 12noon – 4.30pm, Cutteslowe Park

It’s the Oxford Festival of Nature and they are holding a whole array of hands-on wildlife activities. The day will be full of activities such as learning how you can help wildlife in your garden, find out why bees are so important and also see what they look like up close. There is a lot more happening too, including a nature trail you can explore and craft activities to try out. Find out more here. http://www.bbowt.org.uk/oxfordfestivalofnature


Explore the “Get Growing Garden Trail” by bike! Sunday 8th June, 13.00, Easton Community Allotment and Fishponds Community Orchard

Our second suggestion this week is the ‘Get Growing Trail’ by bike. Head out on your bike for a free family friendly, guided ride led by a qualified instructor. Find out more here. http://www.lifecycleuk.org.uk/article/explore-%E2%80%9Cget-growing-trail%E2%80%9D-bike


Gruffalo Birthday Party Picnic Saturday 7th June 11.00am – 4.00pm, Hamsterley Forest

If you are based more North then you are invited to celebrate the Gruffalos 15th birthday. Bring along your picnic and head out on the new Gruffalo trail that meanders through the deep wood. Meet the owl, mouse, snake and other friends. There will be a treasure hunt, party games and Gruffalo face painting, Gruffalo-themed party food, activities and much more! Find out more here: http://www.whatsonnortheast.com/listings.php?event=563662

SCOTLAND Scottish Wildlife Trust Loch of the Lowes Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th June, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Bring along your whole gang to the world of bees and bugs, explore the fascinating family day the Scottish Wildlife Trust have organised. Take part with the ranger in the big bug hunt and make a bug hotel to take home. There are also many crafts, quizzes and trails to keep your little ones entertained. Find out more here. http://www.dunkeldandbirnam.org.uk/everything-together/2090-Scottish-Wildlife-Trust-Loch-of-the-Lowes