Bug Hunt

The Highfield Park Trust Bug Hunt is a fun event, aimed at younger children. It normally takes place during October half-term. There is no need to book in advance, but there is a charge per child. This is payable on arrival at the Visitor Centre, from where the event starts and finishes. Limited car parking is available on the day.

Each child will get a quiz sheet which contains questions relating to the specific insects and mini-beasts that the children are looking for. They are painted on a series of colourful, wooden plaques or on laminated sheets but hidden from direct view. The Trust endeavours to change the questions and format slightly every year, in order to keep the event as fresh as possible. Sometimes the questions are directly related to the insect, other times the questions could be more tenuous. Either way, the children will just love being outside, looking for the clues and answering the questions.

Once all the wooden insects have been found and the questions successfully answered, they are returned to the Highfield Park Trust team at the Visitor Centre. The answers are quickly checked, generous praise given and a worthy prize awarded to the intrepid young hunters.