Days Out for Kids @ Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (18 August to 15 September)

August 18, 2011toSeptember 15, 2011


The summer is here! And sometimes we find it can be hard to find cool things to do to fill all those free hours.

So we thought we’d let you know about all the cool stuff that’s going on across the country with the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust!

Children of all ages are invited to go searching for creepy crawlies, spot birds, go batwalking, follow wildlife trails, have a BBQ and get creative with art and craft days too – there’s even the chance to hang out with meerkats!

So if you want to go on an adventure, check out some of the cool things going on this summer below.

To find out more and book your place on any of these activities, visit

Evening Batwalk

image001Arundel, West Sussex
When it is: 18th August, 15th September

If you’re a fan of Batman then you’ll love this! Go on a guided Bat Walk in the evening to visit bat hotspots on the reserve.

Watch the pipistrelles emerge at dusk and track up to 5 species with bat detectors to learn their different calls. Watch the bats feeding over Swan Lake.

Times: TBC
Prices: £12

Stars and stripes badger watching

Monday 29th August to Sunday 4th September

Watch wild Badgers feeding just outside our comfortable observatory. 7.30pm. Fair-trade tea and coffee available.

Times: 7:30 pm
Prices: Adults £7.50, Conc. £5, Children £2.50

Arts evolution

image005Castle Espie
8th to 12th August

Explore the incredible wildlife and environment of Castle Espie and create your own crazy creatures and forest decorations.

Times: 1-3pm
Prices: £35 per child
Age 7-11

Animal Magic weekend

WWT-pond-dipping-2Martin Mere
24-25th September

Martin Mere is home to a variety of birds, otters and beavers, will also be holding a special Animal Magic weekend.

Visitors of all ages can experience encounters with meerkats, reccoons, reptiles, birds of prey and Shetland ponies, and for the younger adventurers – pond dipping, den building and face painting will also be on offer.

Times: All day
Prices: admission

High tide watch and BBQ

Bank holiday Monday

Discover the amazing sights and sounds as the advancing tide pushes the birds closer to the hides.

Times: Meet at 5.30pm followedby a BBQ at 7.30pm
Prices: Cost: Adults £15, children £10

Meet the Mammals

27th August

Meet the Mammals up close and personal. A chance to come face to face with Harvest mice, water shrews and voles.

Watch the Otters being fed and search the dusk water line for our beaver. Listen out for night time animals whilst enjoying hot chocolate and cookies around the camp fire.

Times: 7pm – 9.30pm
Prices: £12 Adults, £6 Children

Bug Buddies

28th August

Help us find the different species of creepy crawlies found at WWT Welney.

There’s activities for all ages, including moth magic, pond-dipping, minibeast mayhem and facepainting!

Prices: £4 per child, adults normal admission

About Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust LogoThe WWT is a leading UK conservation organisation saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world.

It has nine specialist wetland visitor centres across the UK for you to visit, including Arundel, Caerlaverock, Castle Espie, London, Martin Mere, Llanelli, Slimbridge, Washington and Welney.

To find out more about visiting WWT and any of the activities above please visit