The Wildlife Trusts host the first ever Big Wild Weekend!

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UK-wide fun-filled wild festival celebrates nature 16th – 17th June

Experience the magic of sitting in your own bird’s nest, take an exhilarating all-night moonlit ramble, hunt for glow worms, build dens or join a seashore safari! Wildlife Trusts across the UK are offering hundreds of nature-tastic events during the first ever Big Wild Weekend which runs from June 16th – 17th 2018.

The weekend marks the middle of 30 Days Wild, The Wildlife Trusts’ annual nature challenge, which dares people to do something wild every day in June.

If you’re in Derbyshire, try sitting in a bird’s nest with HandMade Theatre and enrol in hatchling college to learn about native birds. Take up open air yoga and dance; enjoy music, campfires, and toasted marshmallows in a wild setting.

Mendip-dwellers can join a dusk-to-dawn expedition looking for owls, glow worms, nightjars and stars with nature and astronomy expert, Chris Sperring. Elsewhere, create art from marine litter or try your hand at worm charming! There’s even pond dipping for grown-ups – why should children have all the fun!

Lucy McRobert, who leads 30 Days Wild, The Wildlife Trusts says:

“Big Wild Weekend is a chance to relax, press the pause button on busy lives and have fun in some of the most beautiful wild places in the UK.  There’s a wildlife experience for everyone, from badger watching to open air yoga. Find out what’s on in your local area!”