Go Wild this Summer Holiday!

We have lots of fun things for all ages going on this summer holiday! Whether you get wild at our wild play activities, explore a nature reserve or join a badger watch, there are lots of ways you can get outdoors and enjoy nature this summer!

Wild play activities

Love getting hands on with nature? Book your place on our Wild Play Water, Wood, Shelter and Fire.
At Attenborough Arboretum and Burbage Common, near Hinckley. Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Find out more here


There is something for everyone at this year's Birdfair! Don’t miss three amazing days of over 180 wildlife talks and events - Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August at Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Buy your tickets and find out more here.

Woolly animal trail at Holwell Nature Reserve

Follow the Woolly Animal Trail at Holwell and see what you can find! Look out for snakes, blue tits, frogs, hedgehogs and more, all hidden around the reserve! Use this spotter sheet to make sure you don't miss any! Free and open to everyone. 

Click here for directions and parking information at Holwell Nature Reserve.

Reserve Expert Day with the Rutland Osprey Project

Looking for something fun for budding young conservationists? Join the Reserve Expert Day with the Rutland Osprey Project at Lyndon Visitor Centre. This outdoors themed day for children aged 12-16, is sure to inspire and educate young nature detectives! Find out more here.

Osprey Cruise

One of the most exciting ways of seeing ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. Find out more here.

Magic garden at Belgrave Hall

Join us for a magical day of fun in the enchanted gardens at Belgrave Hall. Find out more here.

Visit a Nature Reserve

Explore one of our 35 nature reservessearch for wildflowers and go on a bug hunt! Take one of these spotter sheets with you and help connect your little ones with nature.

Badger Watches

Enjoy an evening of badger watching at Holwell Nature Reserve or Rutland Water, find out more here.

My Wild Summer Guide

Download your ‘My Wild Summer’ guide. Whether you're on holiday or spending time at home, we've got lots of action-packed ideas to help you explore and discover wildlife.

If it should rain...

And because we live in the UK, the weather can be unpredicatable! If it's raining, why not get your wellies on and go puddle jumping, visit your local library and look for nature books to read, bake some wild themed treats or pick one of these activities to do inside!

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