Discover wildlife of the day and night at Chorlton Water Park this July

RSPB Northern England

Monday 11 June 2018

RSPB family event

Southway Housing Trust, the RSPB and Manchester City Council are holding Wild Challenge events to help visitors discover the wildlife of both the daytime and nighttime in the Mersey Valley this summer.

Join a fun-filled ‘Wild Challenge’ event at Chorlton Water Park on Saturday 28 July to discover the creatures that fly, buzz, swim and crawl in the park during the day. Get involved in activities including nestbox making, nature trails, face painting, den building and pond dipping between 1-6pm. Family passes (2 adults and up to 5 children) are £15 per family. RSPB members receive £5 off their ticket. 

For those looking for a nocturnal adventure, a ‘Big Wild Sleepout’ event is taking place overnight too. Join in activities such as a bat walk, family quiz, campfire singing and a dawn chorus walk. Big Wild Sleepout overnight event passes (includes entrance to the daytime event too) cost

£50 – small tent (up to 4 people), £70 – large tent (up to 6 people). The campsite will open at 12.30pm on Saturday 28 July and the event will run until 10am on Sunday 29 July.

Jenny Hackland, RSPB Mersey Valley Project Officer said: “The RSPB’s Wild Challenge is a nature adventure encouraging families to explore the natural world around them. By taking part in the day time or night time events at Chorlton Water Park, families can take their first step into the RSPB Wild Challenge and can log their achievements on the Wild Challenge website. You can collect bronze, silver and gold awards, by continuing your wildlife discoveries in your garden or local area afterwards too.”  

Booking for both the day time activities and Big Wild Sleepout is essential – visit Eventbrite: For more information on the RSPB’s Wild Challenge, visit 

Last Updated: Tuesday 28 August 2018

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