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Mini Beast Safari

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Highfield Park Trust Mini-beast Safari is an educational event and will be ticketed in order that numbers can be restricted.  We want the participants to get as much as they can from this wonderfully exhilarating experience, which has captivated both young and old alike. It is run from the Visitor Centre and, although a recent addition to the events itinerary, has always been well supported. We advise that you book early to avoid disappointment. Please note that a free car park is situated adjacent to the Visitor Centre.

The event normally happens in early June.  Tickets can be purchased through this website and cost £7 per child (no ticket needed for accompanying adult), which includes the safari with our fabulous local experts. Once completed we return to the Visitor Centre, where you can observe and discuss the mini-beasts with the experts using a variety of magnifying glasses and microscopes.

The event was first launched in 2016 and we have seen many diverse species since then, including many different types of shieldbug, beetles, ladybirds and spiders to name but a few. We’ve learnt of the caterpillar species that was the inspiration for the film Alien. We also now know our Pterostichus melanarius from our Graphopsocus cruciatus!  It is a great educational experience for everybody that attends and we hope that it will inspire an ongoing enthusiasm to find out more. It certainly inspires the Highfield Park Trust team!  The event closes with tea, coffee, apple juice and biscuits to round off an exciting morning for all the intrepid explorers.

Visitor Centre: The car park for the Visitor Centre, Grid reference: TL17160611, what3words: intent.marked.labs.

Travelling by road

Visitors from outside the area are most likely to approach the Park from the M25 motorway.  Exit via Junction 22 (London Colney exit) and follow the signs for St Albans along the A1081 to the A414 roundabout.  Continue to follow the A1081 signs into St Albans and at the next roundabout turn right into Highfield Park Drive.  Continue straight on at the next roundabout (note the “Welcome to Highfield Park” sign), the road then bears to the left and becomes Highfield Lane.    For the Highfield Park Visitor Centre  turn left at the next mini-roundabout on to Hill End Lane.  The entrance to the park is on the left (wooden field gate and signage) opposite the end of Frobisher Road. Follow the road round into the car park.


June 16
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Highfield Park Trust
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Highfield Park Trust
Hill End Lane
St Albans, AL4 0RA United Kingdom
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