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Hands-on activities

Whether you want to get stuck in helping with practical management of a reserve, or your children want to join in with face-painting, nestbox making, and pond-dipping, you’ll love taking part in our hands-on activities.

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We found 772 hands-on activities happening between 28 May 2016 and 28 May 2017.

May

Sunday 29 May

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Explore and Art

Hertfordshire

Butterfly Trails

West Midlands

Butterfly Trails

West Midlands

TameFest 2016

West Midlands

TameFest 2016

Warwickshire

TameFest 2016

Staffordshire

Brilliant Birds

Cambridgeshire

Discovery Zone at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Discovery Zone at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Monday 30 May

Minibeast Monday

Hertfordshire

Butterfly Trails

West Midlands

Mud Magic

Newport

Discovery Zone at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Tuesday 31 May

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Bird Safari

Hertfordshire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

Pond dipping!

West Sussex

Mud Magic

Newport

Bug Home Crafting

West Yorkshire

Discovery Zone at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

June

Wednesday 1 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Butterfly Trails

West Midlands

Mud Magic

Newport

Bug Home Crafting

West Yorkshire

Big Bug Hunt Day

Staffordshire

Discovery Zone at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Thursday 2 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

Butterfly Trails

West Midlands

Mud Magic

Newport

Bug Home Crafting

West Yorkshire

Discovery Zone at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Friday 3 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Butterfly Trails

West Midlands

Mud Magic

Newport

Discovery Zone at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Saturday 4 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Butterfly Trails

West Midlands

Discovery Zone at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Sunday 5 June

Phoenix Group

Lancashire

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Butterfly Trails

West Midlands

Homes for Nature

Cambridgeshire

Family Bushcraft

Staffordshire

Family Bushcraft

Warwickshire

Family Bushcraft

West Midlands

Discovery Zone at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Monday 6 June

Tuesday 7 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Wednesday 8 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Thursday 9 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Friday 10 June

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Saturday 11 June

Bug Bonanza

Lancashire

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Bioblitz

Renfrewshire

Winged Wonders!

County Antrim

Sunday 12 June

Solar Sundays

South Yorkshire

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Tuesday 14 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Wednesday 15 June

Messy Welly Club

Hertfordshire

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Thursday 16 June

Wild Woodlands

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Friday 17 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Saturday 18 June

Bioblitz Weekend

Dumfries and Galloway

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Sunday 19 June

Bioblitz Weekend

Dumfries and Galloway

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Tuesday 21 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Wednesday 22 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Thursday 23 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Friday 24 June

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Saturday 25 June

Bug Bonaza

Dumfries and Galloway

Rodley Wildlife Day

West Yorkshire

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Sunday 26 June

Summer Wild Food Foraging

West Dunbartonshire

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Explore and Art

Hertfordshire

Monday 27 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Tuesday 28 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Wednesday 29 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Thursday 30 June

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

July

Friday 1 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Saturday 2 July

Pond Dipping

West Sussex

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Phoenix Group

Lancashire

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Sunday 3 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Phoenix Group

Lancashire

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Monday 4 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Tuesday 5 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Wednesday 6 July

Woodland crafts

North Lanarkshire

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Thursday 7 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Friday 8 July

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Saturday 9 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Sunday 10 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Nature Explorers

Cambridgeshire

Monday 11 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Tuesday 12 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Wednesday 13 July

Clever Camouflage

North Lanarkshire

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Thursday 14 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Friday 15 July

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Saturday 16 July

Wild Weekends at Mersehead

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Loch Leven Photomarathon

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Bird Ringing Demo

Renfrewshire

Sunday 17 July

Solar Sundays

South Yorkshire

Wild Weekends at Mersehead

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Monday 18 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Tuesday 19 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Wednesday 20 July

Be a Wildlife Warden

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Messy Welly Club

Hertfordshire

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Thursday 21 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Friday 22 July

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

Saturday 23 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Sunday 24 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Wildlife Bingo

Lancashire

Monday 25 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Minibeast Mondays

Hertfordshire

Tuesday 26 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Lake Dipping

Cambridgeshire

Wednesday 27 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Family Mud dip

Lancashire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

Thursday 28 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

A Bug Adventure

Cambridgeshire

Friday 29 July

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

Big Wild Evening

Staffordshire

Saturday 30 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Sunday 31 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Minibeast Safari

West Dunbartonshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Explore and Art

Hertfordshire

August

Monday 1 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Minibeast Mondays

Hertfordshire

Tuesday 2 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Wednesday 3 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Flower Power

Lancashire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

Thursday 4 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Friday 5 August

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

Saturday 6 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Sunday 7 August

Pond Dipping for Adults

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Monday 8 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Minibeast Mondays

Hertfordshire

Tuesday 9 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Wednesday 10 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Animal Trackers

Lancashire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Beach Bonanza

Lancashire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

Thursday 11 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Animalympics

Cambridgeshire

Friday 12 August

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

Saturday 13 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Sunday 14 August

Solar Sundays

South Yorkshire

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Animalympics

Cambridgeshire

Monday 15 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Minibeast Mondays

Hertfordshire

Tuesday 16 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Wednesday 17 August

Be a Wildlife Warden

Dumfries and Galloway

Messy Welly Club

Hertfordshire

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Family Mud dip

Lancashire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

Thursday 18 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Animalympics

Cambridgeshire

Friday 19 August

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

Saturday 20 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Sunday 21 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Healing Plants Workshop

West Dunbartonshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Animalympics

Cambridgeshire

Monday 22 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Minibeast Mondays

Hertfordshire

Tuesday 23 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Wednesday 24 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Animal Trackers

Lancashire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

Thursday 25 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Friday 26 August

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

Bat and Moth Night

Renfrewshire

Saturday 27 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Bat and Moth Night

Renfrewshire

Sunday 28 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wildlife Explorers

Perth and Kinross

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Explore and Art

Hertfordshire

Monday 29 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Minibeast Mondays

Hertfordshire

Tuesday 30 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Wednesday 31 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Beach Bonanza

Lancashire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

September

Thursday 1 September

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Friday 2 September

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Pond Dipping

Lincolnshire

Saturday 3 September

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Sunday 4 September

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaside Snap

Lancashire

Monday 5 September

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Tuesday 6 September

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Wednesday 7 September

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Thursday 8 September

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Friday 9 September

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Saturday 10 September

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Sunday 11 September

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Wednesday 14 September

Nature Tots: Trees

Perth and Kinross

Saturday 17 September

Wild Weekends at Mersehead

Dumfries and Galloway

Sunday 18 September

Wild Weekends at Mersehead

Dumfries and Galloway

Wednesday 21 September

Messy Welly Club

Hertfordshire

Friday 23 September

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Sunday 25 September

Wildlife Explorers

Perth and Kinross

Explore and Art

Hertfordshire

October

Saturday 1 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Sunday 2 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Monday 3 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Tuesday 4 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Wednesday 5 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Thursday 6 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Friday 7 October

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Saturday 8 October

Stargazing Extra

South Yorkshire

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Autumn Wild Food Foraging

West Dunbartonshire

Family Bushcraft

Perth and Kinross

Sunday 9 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Monday 10 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Tuesday 11 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Wednesday 12 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Thursday 13 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Friday 14 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Saturday 15 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Sunday 16 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Fungi Foray

West Yorkshire

Monday 17 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Tuesday 18 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Get arty in nature

North Lanarkshire

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Wednesday 19 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Messy Welly Club

Hertfordshire

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Thursday 20 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Friday 21 October

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Saturday 22 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Sunday 23 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Monday 24 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Tuesday 25 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Wednesday 26 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Thursday 27 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Friday 28 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Saturday 29 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Sunday 30 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Explore and Art

Hertfordshire

Monday 31 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

November

Sunday 6 November

Monday 7 November

Wednesday 9 November

Friday 11 November

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Saturday 12 November

Sunday 13 November

Wednesday 16 November

Messy Welly Club

Hertfordshire

Saturday 19 November

Wild at Night

Dumfries and Galloway

Friday 25 November

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Sunday 27 November

Explore and Art

Hertfordshire

Tuesday 29 November

December

Saturday 3 December

Sunday 4 December

Monday 5 December

Tuesday 6 December

Thursday 8 December

Friday 9 December

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Saturday 10 December

Wild at Night

Dumfries and Galloway

Festive Woodland Crafts

North Lanarkshire

Sunday 11 December

Wednesday 14 December

Saturday 17 December

Tuesday 20 December

Wednesday 21 December

Messy Welly Club

Hertfordshire