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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 621 hands-on activities happening between 8 February 2016 and 7 February 2017.

February

Wednesday 10 February

Nature Tots: Ducks

Perth and Kinross

Thursday 11 February

Friday 12 February

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Saturday 13 February

Wild families at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Nest box building

West Dunbartonshire

Wellies and Worms

Dumfries and Galloway

Sunday 14 February

Wild families at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Monday 15 February

Wild families at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Valley Tots

Staffordshire

Tuesday 16 February

Wild families at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Wednesday 17 February

Wild families at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Messy Welly Club

Hertfordshire

Thursday 18 February

Wild families at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Friday 19 February

Wild families at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Saturday 20 February

Wild families at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Sunday 21 February

Wild families at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Checking Nestboxes

West Yorkshire

Wednesday 24 February

Thursday 25 February

Friday 26 February

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Saturday 27 February

Sunday 28 February

Monday 29 February

River Cleanup

West Sussex

March

Wednesday 2 March

Thursday 3 March

Friday 4 March

Saturday 5 March

Sunday 6 March

Wednesday 9 March

Nature Tots: Wiggly Worms

Perth and Kinross

Thursday 10 March

Friday 11 March

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Saturday 12 March

Sunday 13 March

Wednesday 16 March

Messy Welly Club

Hertfordshire

Friday 18 March

Saturday 19 March

Wild Weekends at Mersehead

Dumfries and Galloway

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Sunday 20 March

Wild Weekends at Mersehead

Dumfries and Galloway

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Monday 21 March

Valley Tots

Staffordshire

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Tuesday 22 March

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Wednesday 23 March

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Thursday 24 March

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Friday 25 March

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Easter Lapwing Trail

Perth and Kinross

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Saturday 26 March

Easter Egg Hunt

Dumfries and Galloway

Easter Lapwing Trail

Perth and Kinross

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Sunday 27 March

Easter Egg Hunt

Dumfries and Galloway

Easter Egg Hunt

Dumfries and Galloway

Easter Lapwing Trail

Perth and Kinross

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Monday 28 March

Easter Egg Hunt

Dumfries and Galloway

Easter Lapwing Trail

Perth and Kinross

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Tuesday 29 March

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Wednesday 30 March

Nature Up-close

Lancashire

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Thursday 31 March

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

April

Friday 1 April

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Saturday 2 April

Wild Weekends at Mersehead

Dumfries and Galloway

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Sunday 3 April

Wild Weekends at Mersehead

Dumfries and Galloway

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Monday 4 April

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Tuesday 5 April

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Wednesday 6 April

Nature Up-close

Lancashire

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Brilliant bugs

North Lanarkshire

Thursday 7 April

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Friday 8 April

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Saturday 9 April

Family Bushcraft

Perth and Kinross

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Sunday 10 April

Hungry Caterpillar Story Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Easter at Bempton Cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Tuesday 12 April

Pond dipping

North Lanarkshire

Wednesday 13 April

Nature Tots: Mud and Mess

Perth and Kinross

Nature Up-close

Lancashire

Thursday 14 April

Friday 15 April

Saturday 16 April

Sunday 17 April

Wednesday 20 April

Nature Up-close

Lancashire

Messy Welly Club

Hertfordshire

Thursday 21 April

Friday 22 April

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Saturday 23 April

Wild food foraging

North Lanarkshire

Sunday 24 April

Thursday 28 April

Wild Woodlands

Perth and Kinross

Saturday 30 April

Family Fun Weekend

Perth and Kinross

May

Sunday 1 May

Family Fun Weekend

Perth and Kinross

Wednesday 4 May

Thursday 5 May

Saturday 7 May

Sunday 8 May

Wednesday 11 May

Friday 13 May

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Sunday 15 May

Bug Bonaza

Dumfries and Galloway

Wednesday 18 May

Messy Welly Club

Hertfordshire

Thursday 19 May

Thursday 26 May

Wild Woodlands

Perth and Kinross

Friday 27 May

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Saturday 28 May

Sunday 29 May

Tuesday 31 May

June

Wednesday 1 June

Thursday 2 June

Saturday 4 June

Wednesday 8 June

Thursday 9 June

Friday 10 June

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Saturday 11 June

Sunday 12 June

Solar Sundays

South Yorkshire

Wednesday 15 June

Messy Welly Club

Hertfordshire

Thursday 16 June

Wild Woodlands

Perth and Kinross

Saturday 18 June

Bioblitz Weekend

Dumfries and Galloway

Sunday 19 June

Bioblitz Weekend

Dumfries and Galloway

Thursday 23 June

Friday 24 June

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Saturday 25 June

Bug Bonaza

Dumfries and Galloway

Rodley Wildlife Day

West Yorkshire

Sunday 26 June

Thursday 30 June

July

Friday 1 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Saturday 2 July

Pond Dipping

West Sussex

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Sunday 3 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

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

Wednesday 6 July

Woodland crafts

North Lanarkshire

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Thursday 7 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Friday 8 July

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Saturday 9 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Sunday 10 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Monday 11 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Tuesday 12 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wednesday 13 July

Clever Camouflage

North Lanarkshire

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Thursday 14 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Friday 15 July

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Saturday 16 July

Wild Weekends at Mersehead

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Loch Leven Photomarathon

Perth and Kinross

Wooly Weekend

Cleveland

Sunday 17 July

Solar Sundays

South Yorkshire

Wild Weekends at Mersehead

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wooly Weekend

Cleveland

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

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

Thursday 21 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Friday 22 July

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Woodland Warriors

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Saturday 23 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Sunday 24 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Monday 25 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Tuesday 26 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Wednesday 27 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Thursday 28 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

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

Saturday 30 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Sunday 31 July

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

August

Monday 1 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Tuesday 2 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Wednesday 3 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Thursday 4 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

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

Saturday 6 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

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

Monday 8 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Tuesday 9 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Wednesday 10 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Thursday 11 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

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

Saturday 13 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

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

Monday 15 August

Summer Holiday Challenges

Perth and Kinross

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Tuesday 16 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

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

Thursday 18 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Friday 19 August

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Saturday 20 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Sunday 21 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Monday 22 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Tuesday 23 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Wednesday 24 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Thursday 25 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Friday 26 August

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Saturday 27 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Sunday 28 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wildlife Explorers

Perth and Kinross

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Monday 29 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Tuesday 30 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Wednesday 31 August

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

September

Thursday 1 September

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Friday 2 September

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Saturday 3 September

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

Sunday 4 September

Wild Summer

Cleveland

Wild families at Bempton cliffs

East Riding of Yorkshire

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

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

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

Tuesday 18 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Get arty in nature

North Lanarkshire

Wednesday 19 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Messy Welly Club

Hertfordshire

Thursday 20 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

Friday 21 October

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

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

Monday 31 October

Barnacle Goose Trail

Dumfries and Galloway

November

Friday 11 November

Nature Tots

Dumfries and Galloway

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

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 21 December

Messy Welly Club

Hertfordshire