Special event 14/09/2018 - 15/09/2018
Wildlife Connections Festival 2018
Friday 14 & Saturday 15 September, Free festival entry!
Roll up, roll up and join us for a jam-packed festival that's buzzing to the brim with exciting activities to celebrate the incredible wildlife found right on our doorstep!
Get closer to nature at our 2018 Wildlife Connections Festival! We’ve organised a whole host of exciting activities that will leave you feeling connected to the amazing wildlife found all around us!
Be inspired by adventurer, zoologist and presenter Dr Jess French from CBeebies* as she shares creative ways you can protect the planet, based on her new book How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear. Pick up some simple hints and tips from our experts on how to become a mini conservationist by making your own garden or green space more wildlife friendly!
Let your creative side go wild by making simple but incredible foraging artwork using only natural fallen materials. You can also test your pedal power on the brilliant Bewilderment Machine, a people powered merry-go-round, as well as explore our UK animal-inspired obstacle course!
And if that’s not enough, you can also join our zoo experts for bug hunting and bird watching plus loads more! Don’t worry, there’s also chance to recharge your batteries by taking a moment to just sit back, relax and listen to some live music!
The festival will take place in our Nature Reserve on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September.
Take a look at the full programme of activities taking place at the festival here >
Get the dates in your diary and come help us celebrate our wonderful local wildlife!
Festival opening times
Find out more about Wildlife Connections here
* Jess French will be at the festival on Friday only
Free entry is to the festival only - normal admission applies for zoo entry. Zoo tickets can be purchased here.