The Wildlife Trusts host the first ever Big Wild Weekend!


© Catherine Boggild (1)UK-wide fun-filled wild festival celebrates nature 16th – 17th June

Experience the magic of sitting in your own bird’s nest, take an exhilarating all-night moonlit ramble, hunt for glow worms, build dens or join a seashore safari!  Wildlife Trusts across the UK are offering around two hundred nature-tastic events during the first ever Big Wild Weekend which runs from June 16th – 17th 2018.

The weekend marks the middle of 30 Days Wild – The Wildlife Trusts’ annual nature challenge – which dares people to do something wild every day during the month of June.

If you’re in Derbyshire, try sitting in a bird’s nest with HandMade Theatre and enrol in hatchling college where you’ll learn all about native birds. Connect with nature through open air yoga, and dance; enjoy music, campfires, and toasted marshmallows.

Mendip-dwellers can join a dusk-to-dawn expedition looking for owls, glow worms, nightjars and stars with nature and astronomy expert, Chris Sperring.  Elsewhere, create art from marine litter or try your hand at worm charming!  There’s even pond dipping for grown-ups – why should children have all the fun – or hedgehog discovery for everyone!

Lucy McRobert, who leads 30 Days Wild forThe Wildlife Trusts says:

“Big Wild Weekend is a chance to relax, press the pause button on busy lives and have fun in some of the most beautiful wild places in the UK.  There’s a wildlife experience for everyone, from badger watching to open air yoga. Find out what’s on in your local area!”

Find full details at Many events are free, some have charges and for some booking is essential. Please check with the relevant local Wildlife Trust for further details.

Photos by Laura Budden and Catherine Boggild


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