Monday 13th February - Sunday 19th February
Get those wellies ready for our February half-term extravaganza! We have planned a healthy mixture of mud and learning for the kids with a little mud and romance for the adults. Our legendary drop-slide will also be open for the whole week, although please be aware that because our bears are in torpor and not active, our bear bridge may not be open. We're looking forward to seeing you!
Spot the wellies!
Our new free trail for kids is an engaging adventure throughout the whole of Wildwood. Starting at the entrance, the little ones will have to solve a clue to figure out the location of the next welly. When they get there, they'll have to find the welly in the distance with a pair of provided binoculars and then note down the letter printed on the side of the welly on their trial page (don't forget to bring a pencil). We have four clues to solve and four wellies to spot in four different areas. All correctly submitted trial pages will be placed in a prize draw to win vouchers to spend anywhere at Wildwood. They can 'meet an animal', buy loads of chocolate or even get themselves a big fluffy wolf. The choice is theirs (or yours)!
* under 16s only
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 events take place between 10:30 and 11:30 and cost £4 per session (must be booked in advance). Please contact email@example.com or phone 01227 712111 to book an event or find out more information.
Although a flock of ravens is called an “unkindness,” the birds appear to be anything but. They're extremely intelligent, very playful and once paired, they tend to nest together for life.
With the 14th February fast approaching, we have put together some special valentine adoption packs to celebrate our very own lovebirds at the park; Bena and Ike. It's the ideal unique and caring gift that lasts for the year!
Limited Edition Valentine's Raven Lovebird Adoption Pack, contains:
* Limited edition valentine-style box
* 6x4 mounted photo
* Red tissue paper
* Small ornamental rose
* Heart confetti
* Raven fact sheet
* Wildwood car sticker
Come see our aquarium stocked with native British sealife. It's located next to the Ken West Aviary and gives a fascinating insight into the creatures living in our waters. Some of the tank inhabitants are very small so take a few moments to look at the rockpool and see how many species you can count. Animals in the tank include:
Pine marten appeal
It's a fascinating time at Wildwood as we transition from winter into spring, and there are wonders to behold and capture for both novice and expert photographers.
We still have some spaces left to join resident photographer Dave on our upcoming Photo Day on February 28th. All photographers will get exclusive access and top tips on how to get the most out of your camera and the animals.
At the Wildwood Trust, we work closely with many academic institutions to research and further our understanding of native wildlife. We're proud to announce a new partnership with the University of Kent bio-science department, which will see seven students analysing fecal samples from an array of species here at Wildwood for their dissertation projects.
Shreya Rai, one of the seven students, will be working at Wildwood three days a week for the next seven weeks in our newly assigned bio-science Lab. We're excited to see the results!
We're immensely proud of our conservation officer, Vicki Breakell, for her contribution to studies focusing on how the hazel dormouse uses its whiskers to cross habitats in the wild. The peer-reviewed journal paper was written in conjunction with members of The University of Sheffield and Manchester Metropolitan University, including our good friend Dr Robyn Grant, with much of the research taking place at Wildwood. The results could help towards halting the declining numbers of Hazel Dormice in the wild. Well done Vicki!
Kent mammal identification
Learn how to identify our larger mammals from their tracks, signs and sightings. This day course on Saturday 11th February at Wildwood includes a tour of the park to see some of the animals in the flesh and a close up examination of skins, skulls and antlers. Please note that this course does not include mice, voles or shrews, which are covered in the Small Mammal Survey Skills course.
9.45am - 4.15pm / £30 per person
Our popular and informative student conference takes place on March 1st. This year, our special guest speaker will be Dr. Robyn Grant, who has been using Wildwood's small mammals as a basis behind her fascinating research into the relationship between whiskers and movement.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Arctic fox experience
Our Arctic fox experience on Wednesdays and Saturdays will be running until the end of March, and will not start up again until the Autumn.
We have limited spaces available, so book fast to meet our three siblings face-to-face!