Lost skills for the outdoors: Getting back to nature @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Dec 1 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm


  • Do you wish that you could navigate using natural clues, such as the alignment of the stars and the position of lichen on trees?
  • Are you interested in learning how to identify our winter wildlife by their tracks and signs and finding out which winter birds you can hear calling from our trees?
  • Would you like to know more about building a shelter, tying knots, and other outdoor skills?

Then please join us for this special event at Highfield Park.


All proceeds from the event will go to help support the Park’s aims as a charity. The exact nature of the activities covered will be tailored to the weather conditions on the day.


Who is this event for?

This adult is intended for adults, as well as children aged 16 or 17 who are accompanied by an adult.


UPDATE: Minimum number secured

We stated that at least five people needed to be booked on to this event for us to go ahead with it, and we are very happy to report that we have now passed that minimum number and thus can confirm that the event is happening.


Event location

The event will begin at the Highfield Park Visitor Centre, where free parking is available. For more details of how to find the Visitor Centre, please click here.


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Festive Cafe @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Festive Cafe @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre

Join us for a hot drink and a mince pie to celebrate the festive season

Wassailing 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Jan 4 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Wassailing 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre

A wassail is an old English custom dating back from pre-Norman time. The Wassail gives fruit growers the opportunity to drink to the good health of their fruit trees and scare away any evil spirits.

All Highfield residents are invited, young, old and in between!

Come join us, and if you fancy, decorate yourself with some ivy, leaves and feathers and bring along something to make a noise like a musical instrument or a pot and spoon to scare away the bad spirits and awaken the trees from their slumber

Easter Bunny Hunt 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Easter Bunny Hunt 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre

The Easter Bunny Hunt takes place during the Easter school holidays and is run from the Visitor Centre. It is a fun event and requires no pre-registration. We only ask for a small donation of £3 per child, which is payable on the day.

Children are asked to follow a trail around a small area of the park in order to find a number of wonderfully painted animals, which inturn leads them to the location of the mysterious blue Easter Bunny. They will also be provided with a questionaire, which each question relating to the hidden animals in the hunt. Each question relates to the specific animal on the trail and should be completed whilst at the location. It’s a great way to encourage young children to explore their local park and the great outdoors, although everybody attending this event seems to enjoy it!