Events

Events

Things are about to get wild!

With dozens of events taking place on our nature reserves and online, there are so many opportunities to discover Yorkshire’s wildlife.

Get ready to explore our nature reserves after dark, go bird watching on the coast or challenge yourself to a wild walk, all hosted by our very own wildlife experts. We look forward to welcoming you and enjoying Yorkshire’s wildlife and wild places together!

What to expect from our events  Read our events guide

 

Find the perfect event for you

We run events all over Yorkshire, for little ones and for adults, for wildlife experts and beginner wildlife enthusiasts!

We organise our events into Wild, Wilder and Wildest categories - you can browse them below, or search by category like guided walks or forest tots. If you want to find an event near where you live, you can search by location on our map.

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GREAT YORKSHIRE CREATURE COUNT

Join us on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June 2021!

We're on a mission to discover how many different wildlife species we can collectively record in 24 hours, and are challenging folk in every corner of Yorkshire to look for and record what they can see from their own doorsteps.

Sign up now

Springtime events

Wildflowers spring up in our woodlands and the air begins to fill with birdsong and the hum of bees. Out on the coast, the chalk cliffs come alive with the sight, sound and smell of thousands of nesting seabirds. As Yorkshire's wild places burst into life, our events add further inspiration.

Health and wellbeing

Spending time in nature can have huge benefits for both your mental and physical health, whether that's a mindful walk or a beach yoga session. Browse our health and wellbeing events below!

What to expect from our events

Our events mostly take place outside so brace yourself for the Yorkshire weather! Children of all ages are welcome at our events but they must always be accompanied by an adult.

Girl at forest school

What to bring/wear

Events are carried out in all weathers so please check the forecast before visiting and dress accordingly.  Sturdy footwear is always recommended and wellington boots are best for our coastal events.

Toilets and catering

Where events are taking place away from our visitor centres, toilets or catering are not usually available. Please check the individual visitor centre, education hub or nature reserve page to find out what facilities are available.

Parking

Events taking place at our visitor centres or education hubs have parking available, although please be aware that there is a parking charge at Spurn and the Living Seas Centre. Events taking place at other nature reserves may have limited parking - please check the individual page for more details.

Our events are Covid-19 secure

All of our events have Covid-19 secure measures in place to help keep you and our staff and volunteers safe. These include:

- Events must be booked in advance and numbers are limited

- Many events take place completely outdoors

- Handwashing and sanitiser stations available

- Face coverings must be worn at all times in our visitor centres, education hubs and toilet facilities (unless exempt)

- Your details will be collected for Test and Trace purposes

Do not attend an event if you are displaying symptoms or have been exposed to Covid-19. Anyone cancelling as a result of Covid-19 will be entitled to reschedule or receive a full refund.

See our organisational Risk Assessment.

Online talks and events


We offer various virtual talks, interviews and workshops throughout the year. From our monthly marine talk series Living Seas Live to live-streamed kids clubs and our annual AGM, there's lots to see from the comfort of your own home.

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Events at a centre near you

Many of our events take place in four main locations across Yorkshire - Potteric Carr nature reserve and visitor centre near Doncaster, Spurn National Nature Reserve and Discovery Centre near Hull, and our two education hubs Stirley near Huddersfield and the Living Seas Centre near Flamborough.

 Find all the events at one of our local centres below!

Potteric Carr Spurn Discovery Centre

Stirley Living Seas Centre

Forest school

Children and families - Helena Dolby for Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Go wild at home

We've got a bumper range of activities that the whole family can enjoy at home or when exploring out and about. If you're after inspiration or advice about helping wildlife at home, you're in the right place! We've got lots of information on wildlife gardening, species profiles and more.

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