Big Wild Weekend

Big Wild Weekend

16-17 June

Join us at hundreds of Wildlife Trust events taking place across the UK

Child with marbled white butterfly - Adam Cormack

The Big Wild Weekend 16-17 June 2018

The Big Wild Weekend is two days of  wildlife and nature events taking place across the UK on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June. There are more than 200 events for all ages and levels of interest - badger watches, picnics, butterfly hunts, wildlife identification courses, beach cleans, night-time nature rambles and even a music festival.

Wildlife Trusts across the country are running events helping you to discover and enjoy your local wildlife. The Big Wild Weekend takes place halfway through 30DaysWild – the UK’s annual nature challenge organised by The Wildlife Trusts and which runs from the 1st -30th June.

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Big Wild Weekend

Events in northern England

Rockpooling - Matthew Roberts

Rockpooling - Matthew Roberts


Go on a Seashore Safari

Explore seashore wildlife at one of Yorkshire finest beaches. Visit South Landing with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and hunt through the rockpools to discover weird and wonderful species of the sea!

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Events in southern England

Amy Lewis

Amy Lewis

Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Family Nature Night

Gather when the sun goes down to discover the creatures that come out at night on the Isle of Wight! 

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Events in the midlands

Woodside Festival - Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Woodside Festival

Like live music, food, and helping wildlife? 

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's Woodside Festival is crammed full of local artists, amazing food stalls and activities such as yoga, oh and gin! Every ticket sold helps support wildlife.

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Events in eastern England

Playing guitar (c) Katrina Martin / 2020VISION

Katrina Martin / 2020VISION


Music in the Woods: Summer Concert

Spend a summer evening in the Ancient Woodland of Belfairs enjoying beautiful music provided by some of Essex's most talented musicians.

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Events in Wales

Worm in hand

(C) Alan Price


Charming Worms

Visit the new wildlife garden at the NWWT Head Office open day, with lots of activities as well as learning all about worms and how to charm them!

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Events in Scotland


Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION


Family Badger Watch

Spot badgers in their natural habitats by following a trail of clues to Falls of Clyde's secret badger sett! You might even see other nocturnal animals on this 45 minute walk.

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Events in Northern Ireland

Great tit nestlings in nest box, The Wildlife Trusts

© Zsuzsanna Bird

Northern Ireland

Build your own wildlife shelter

Ulster Wildlife Trust are celebrating their 40th Anniversary on the Big Wild Weekend! Join them to build your own wildlife shelter, by learning the basic woodwork skills needed to make wildlife homes from bird boxes to hedgehog houses!

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