Saturday 1st April - Monday 17th April
 
Spring is in the air, new life is blossoming at Wildwood and our Easter programme is now in place. We have plenty of activities to entertain adults and children over the egg-citing two week period, culminating in the big Easter weekend. We have an 'Easter Wonderland' just beyond the entrance, which will contain bunnys, chicks and other cute critters. We have free talks, feeds and activities throughout the holidays which are listed below. We are also teaming up with our friends at the Wychurst Saxon Village for some medieval fun and frolics, and have a free 'Find the bunny' trail with a prize draw which takes place over the Easter weekend. Egg-cellent!
 
'Find the bunny' trail
 
It's free, it's over the four day extended Easter weekend and it involves bunny rabbits. Help your little ones to find our grass bunnies throughout the park, fill out the trail card with the correct answers and then enter into our prize draw for a chance to win vouchers.
 
Saxon Weekend: 11am - 3pm on 8th & 9th April
 
Our friends at the Wychurst Saxon Village are holding an 'Early Medieval' day on Sunday the 9th April in their grounds located next to our bear enclosure. The day will be hosted by a dozen members of the Regia Anglorum and will be full of Saxon, Viking and Norman activities including:
  • Talks "throughout the day"
  • "Display of Arms" at 2:30pm
  • Food display in the authentic 60ft x 30ft, 11th Century Anglosaxon longhall
  • Ecclesiastical display in the longhall - incorporating a discussion on animal husbandry (bees/rabbits)
  • Weapons/hunting display
  • Woodworking
  • Combat display
  • Textiles
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    Cash only tickets can be purchased at the admissions building at the entrance to Wildwood or on the gate leading to the Saxon village (the gate is located at the exit of the bear bridge). Tickets for each day will be priced at:
  • £5.00 for adults
  • £2.50 for children
  • £10.00 for families (2 adults & 2 children)
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    See the Regia Anglorum website for more information on the Wychurst Saxon village.
     
    PLEASE NOTE: The price to see the Saxons is supplementary to Wildwood entry prices. You must either be a Wildwood member or have paid full entry fee to Wildwood in order to gain access to the Saxon Village.
     
    Daily talks & activities
     
    We have fun and educational talks by our dedicated team of keepers throughout the week and free activities throughout the park. All of our talks will take place at the animal's enclosure apart from Water Voles and Water Shrews which will be at the Conservation Centre.
    All of our activities will be taking place at and around our large white marquee near the entrance to the park.
     
    Saturday 1st April
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Squirrels
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Red Choughs
    15:00 - Pine Martens
    Activities
    12:30 - 13:30 - Touchtables
    14:30 - 16:00 - Touchtables
     
    Sunday 2nd April
    Talks
    11:00 - Bison
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Lynx
    15:00 - Water Voles
    Activities
    12:30 - 13:30 - Touchtables
    14:30 - 16:00 - Touchtables
     
    Monday 3rd April
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Chough
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Lynx
    15:00 - Water Shrews
    Activities
    12:30 - 13:30 - Touchtables
    14:30 - 16:00 - Touchtables
     
    Tuesday 4th April
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Squirrels
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Red Choughs
    15:00 - Pine Martens
    Activities
    12:30 - 13:30 - Touchtables
    14:30 - 16:00 - Touchtables
     
    Wednesday 5th April
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Squirrels
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Red Choughs
    15:00 - Water Voles
    Activities
    11:00 - 12:30 - Touchtables
    12:30 - 14:30 - Facepainting
    14:30 - 16:00 - Touchtables
     
    Thursday 6th April
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Squirrels
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Red Choughs
    15:00 - Lynx
    Activities
    10:30 - 12:00 - Touchtables
    13:00 - 14:30 - Touchtables
    15:00 - 15:30 - Whose nest?
     
    Friday 7th April
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Squirrels
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Red Choughs
    15:00 - Pine Martens
    Activities
    12:30 - 13:30 - Touchtables
    14:30 - 16:00 - Touchtables
     
    Saturday 8th April
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Squirrels
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Red Choughs
    15:00 - Pine Martens
    Activities
    12:30 - 13:30 - Touchtables
    14:30 - 16:00 - Touchtables
     
    Sunday 9th April
    Talks
    11:00 - Bison
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Lynx
    15:00 - Water Voles
    Activities
    12:30 - 13:30 - Touchtables
    14:30 - 16:00 - Touchtables
     
    Monday 10th April
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Chough
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Lynx
    15:00 - Water Shrews
    Activities
    12:30 - 13:30 - Touchtables
    14:30 - 16:00 - Touchtables
     
    Tuesday 11th April
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Squirrels
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Red Choughs
    15:00 - Pine Martens
    Activities
    12:30 - 13:30 - Touchtables
    14:30 - 16:00 - Touchtables
     
    Wednesday 12th April
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Squirrels
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Red Choughs
    15:00 - Lynx
    Activities
    10:30 - 12:00 - Touchtables
    13:00 - 14:30 - Touchtables
    14:30 - 16:00 - Facepainting
    15:00 - 15:30 - Whose nest?
     
    Thursday 13th April
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Squirrels
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Red Choughs
    15:00 - Water Voles
    Activities
    11:00 - 12:30 - Touchtables
    12:30 - 14:30 - Facepainting
    14:30 - 16:00 - Touchtables
     
    Friday 14th April (Good Friday)
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Squirrels
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Red Choughs
    15:00 - Water Shrews
    Activities
    12:30 - 13:30 - Touchtables
    14:30 - 16:00 - Touchtables
     
    Saturday 15th April
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Squirrels
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Red Choughs
    15:00 - Lynx
    Activities
    10:30 - 12:00 - Touchtables
    13:00 - 14:30 - Touchtables
    13:00 - 15:00 - Facepainting
    15:00 - 15:30 - Whose nest?
     
    Sunday 16th April
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Chough
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Lynx
    15:00 - Water Voles
    Activities
    12:30 - 13:30 - Touchtables
    14:30 - 16:00 - Touchtables
     
    Monday 17th April (Easter Monday)
    Talks
    11:00 - Red Chough
    12:00 - Wildcats
    14:00 - Lynx
    15:00 - Pine Martens
    Activities
    12:30 - 13:30 - Touchtables
    14:30 - 16:00 - Touchtables
     
    Bookable events
     
    All of our events take place between 10:30 and 11:30 and cost £4 per session apart from our Junior Keeper day. All events must be booked in advance. Please contact education@wildwoodtrust.org to book an event or find out more information.
     
    Saturday 1st April
    Nature Detectives
    Conservation scientists often have to study animals just from the traces they leave behind, can you rise to the challenge? Take a closer look at a range of animal artefacts such as skulls, antlers, nests and fur to see if you can work out which animal each object is linked to.
     
    Tuesday 4th April
    Egg-cellent enrichment
    Help make some Easter egg themed treats for our critters then see them delivered to the animals on a walk around the park.
     
    Wednesday 5th April
    Conservation Club: Lynx
    A closer look at lynx and why conservationists are keen to bring them back to Britain. Learn about them by visiting our lynx and hearing fun facts, challenge yourself to jump as high as a lynx and make lynx crafts to take home.
     
    Thursday 6th April
    CSI Wildwood: Who killed Mr. Bunny?
    Investigate a woodland murder! Look at the clues including animal tracks, poo samples and blood swabs, to see if you can solve the mystery of who killed Mr Bunny.
     
    Friday 7th April
    Teddy bear's picnic
    Bring your favourite bear friend along to hear bear stories, make yourself a pair of bear ears to take home and visit our bears to hear more about them.
     
    Saturday 8th April
    Food, digestion and poo
    Like most animals we love our food but what happens to our food once it enters our mouths? With hands-on activities you’ll track the journey our food takes as it is digested. Take a closer look at a range of animal poo and discover what it can tell us about the animal’s diet. Make a model of a horse’s digestive system to take home.
     
    Tuesday 11th April
    Cute chick crafts
    Join us to celebrate spring and get ready for Easter by making a variety of chick-themed crafts to take home.
     
    Wednesday 12th April
    Bunny bonanza
    Join us to celebrate spring and get ready for Easter by helping to deliver some treats to our bunnies and make a variety of bunny-themed crafts to take home.
     
    Thursday 13th April
    Conservation Club: Red squirrels
    A closer look at red squirrels. Find out where red squirrels live and why they need help from conservationists. Learn awesome squirrel facts and make squirrel crafts to take home.
     
    Friday 14th April
    Easter crafts
    Join in our Easter celebrations by making lots of Easter-themed crafts to take home with you.
     
    Saturday 15th April
    Junior Zookeeper
    £50 per child, no adults. 10:00-12:00
    Find out what it takes to be a zookeeper. Prepare and deliver food to some of our animals and get stuck in to some mucking out. Discover how we make our animals lives more interesting and natural. Get a commemorative t-shirt, workbook and certificate to take home.