Date and time

Sat 18 and Sunday 19 September
11.30am - 4.30pm

Price

FREE family event

Location

Nature Reserve

Get closer to nature than ever before at our FREE 2021 annual Wildlife Connections Festival

We have two jam-packed days with amazing activities that will have you enthralled by the wildlife found right on our doorstep, all set in our stunning Nature Reserve. We’re also SUPER excited to welcome CBBC star Naomi Wilkinson to this year’s festival, who will be hosting an interactive show just for YOU – Wow!

All our exciting activities and workshops are FREE!

What’s on IN THE FIELD…

AMPITHEATRE

Saturday & Sunday with CBBC’s Naomi Wilkinson.

1.30 – 2.00pm Join Naomi for an interactive show based on her adventures around the world and love of native species.

2.00pm onwards Naomi Wilkinson ‘Meet and Greet’.

CREATIVE CORNER

Express your creativity through a series of dance and drumming workshops! Join AmaSing musicians and get your groove on!

12pm – 3:45pm (20 minute sessions)

ACTIONS ARENA

Hands-on ‘Make and Take’ activities:

11:30-12:30 Apple bird feeders
12:45-13:45 Bee houses
14:00-15:00 Upcycling for wildlife
15:15-16:15 Seed bombs

STAGE

Enjoy live music throughout the day from local artists!

TIME
SATURDAY 18th Sept
SUNDAY 19th Sept
11.30-12 Harry King Lydia Ohara 
12.10-12.50 Sam Lyon Sam Lyon  
1-1.50 CH2 LCKDWN 
1.55-2.30 HOD HOD 
2.30-3.00 Sophie Sterry Majestic Academy 
3.10-3.20 Family Sing Family Sing
3.30-4 The Hammond School Proud Marys
4-4.30 Ashley Fayth Handbags

FACEPAINTING AND WINGS

Transform yourself into a beautiful butterfly and flutter around our festival field.

Drop-in sessions all day

CONNECTIONS CORNER

Get stuck into a wider range of activities from local wildlife partners, willow weaving and hedgehog highways.

Drop-in sessions all day

DEN BUILDING

Work together to create an incredible den! Learn about different animal homes and how YOU can help.

Drop-in sessions all day

What’s on IN THE NATURE RESERVE…

We have lots of fun, creative and inspiring activities in our beautiful nature reserve! Drop-in sessions all day!

Hands-on activities exploring the fascinating wildlife that lives here including:

Mammal Detectives
Brilliant Birds
Pond Live
Bug Basecamp
Wonderful Wildflowers

This event is brought to you in association with:

You’re never too old to have FUN! We’ve got plenty of FANTABULOUS games and activities for you to take part in! Every day is a PLAY DAY at Chester Zoo.

PLAY! Now