Spend a night in the wild on Flat Holm Island

Eleri Wynne

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Rare chance for families to discover the secret world of Flat Holm Island after dark

This weekend families in and around Cardiff are invited to spend a night in nature's home by taking part in RSPB Cymru's Big Wild Sleepout.

On Saturday 30 July, an extra special Big Wild Sleepout will be taking place on Flat Holm Island. Families are invited to spend a wild night on the island thanks to RSPB Cymru's Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project, delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council.

Surrounded by the amazing Severn Estuary, families can enjoy pirate-sized views of Cardiff and its coastline, discover the island's natural treasure on a shoreline safari, hunt for bugs, count the stars, toast marshmallows and enjoy a family camping trip like no other.

Carolyn Robertson, Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff's Project Manager, said: "We're so excited to be able to offer families this wild island adventure - a night we're sure they won't forget and a chance to learn more about Flat Holm's amazing wildlife. From the sea birds that make their home there and the island's myths and legends - it's a truly magical place."

Booking is essential, with tickets for adult RSPB members £26, adult non-members £32, child RSPB members £13 and child non-member £17. All tickets include the return boat crossing, landing fees, camping fees, all guided activities. To book please visit the website here.

The Big Wild Sleepout is part of the RSPB's Giving Nature a Home campaign, which is aimed at inspiring everyone to do their bit for nature. This year's Big Wild Sleepout is being supported by Rohan, designer and supplier of outdoor clothing and footwear.

Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff is RSPB Cymru's flagship project delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and funded by Tesco customers through the Welsh Government's carrier bag levy. The project aims to engage thousands of children and their families across Cardiff with wildlife; encouraging them to connect with the nature on their doorstep and take action to support it.

For more information and ideas on how to make the most of your Big Wild Sleepout, visit: www.rspb.org.uk/sleepout.

1. The RSPB is the UK's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations. www.rspb.org.uk/wales

2. About Rohan - Rohan, designer and supplier of outdoor clothing and footwear, has leant its support to Big Wild Sleepout for the second year running. Founded in 1972 in response to bulky, heavy and uncomfortable traditional outdoor clothing; Rohan prides itself on gear to keep you protected and comfortable in the world's wildest places. Rohan make clothing that is lightweight but durable, highly packable and fast drying, which means you can take less, travel lighter and get more done. Rohan is proud to partner with RSPB for Big Wild Sleepout 2016. For more information visit www.rohan.co.uk and www.rohantime.com

3. Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff is RSPB Cymru's flagship project delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and funded by Tesco customers through the Welsh Government's carrier bag levy. The project aims to engage thousands of children and their families across Cardiff with wildlife; encouraging them to connect with the nature on their doorstep and take action to support it. For the second year running, the project is hosting Big Wild Sleepout on Flat Holm Island, in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council. For more information about the event please click here.

4. RSPB Cymru is also hosting Big Wild Sleepout events across its nature reserves in Wales. For further details on each individual event please follow the links below:

RSPB Conwy

RSPB Newport Wetlands

RSPB Ynys-hir

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