Expanded calendar of nature events in 2019

We are delighted to announce that in 2019 we are significantly expanding our calendar of nature-focused events at Highfield Park. Our Spring–Summer programme of Nature Talks and Walks comprises five events taking place on Sunday afternoons between April and August, as well as three Bat Nights. All events are available to book now through our EVENT TICKETS system.

Sunday talks and walks

These events will follow a standard format. Running from 14.00 to 16.00, they will begin with a talk in the Visitor Centre and then continue with an outdoor element, in the form of a guided walk in the park focusing on the theme of the event.

The events are aimed at adults, as well as accompanied teenagers who are looking to learn more about the natural world. No prior knowledge is required and the park will supply any equipment that is needed. (For more on events for younger children, which we also run, please see the bottom of this post.)

The first of these events will be free to attend, while the tickets for the other four will cost £4, with all money going to support the park’s charitable aims.

  • Sun 28 April: Helping wildlife by submitting records of what you see
  • Sun 19 May: Bugs and beetles – and what they feed on
  • Sun 16 June: Getting to know bird calls and birdsong
  • Sun 21 July: Native trees – and what feeds on them
  • Sun 18 August: Habitats and microhabitats in the park and the surrounding area

The intoductory session to bird calls and birdsong is taking place on Father’s Day, and we think that it would make a rather nice present.

Three ‘Bat Nights’

Building on the success of previous Bat Nights, we are delighted to be able to announce three dates for 2019. These evening events are suitable for young and old alike, and tickets cost £4, with proceeds going to support the running of the park.

  • Fri 19 July – 21.00–22.15
  • Fri 16 August – 20.15–21.30
  • Fri 13 September – 19.15–20.30

We recommend BOOKING EARLY to avoid disappointment, as these nights have proved very popular in previous years. Further information on our bat nights can be found HERE.

‘Wild weekends’

In July and August, our Bat Nights fall on the same weekend as our monthly talks and walks, offering a wonderful opportunity for you to make it a ‘wild weekend’ at the park and really re-connect with nature by booking onto the pair of events

Events for younger children

In addition to the events above, we will be continuing to run nature-focused education for younger children. The ever-popular ‘Mini-beast Safari’ will be taking place on Sunday 9 June this year and you can book tickets HERE.