Spring Bank Holiday

Brockness Monster Weekend – Pond Dipping

Date: 26th May - 28th May
Time: 11am - 3:15pm
Cost: £2 per person, per session

Join us for the launch of the 2018 Brockholes pond dipping season! Not just for kids, this is an opportunity for all visitors to roll up their sleeves and enjoy a spot of pond dipping! The sessions are just for fun and no previous knowledge is required. Pond dipping sessions are very popular and sell out fast, so we advise you to book early. Please come dressed for the weather wearing sturdy footwear. Children must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Click the link to see all pond dipping session times.

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Xplorer Challenge

Date: 26th May - 3rd June
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: £3 per map pack

Go on an outdoor adventure with our Xplorer challenge! Brought to you by British Orienteering, Xplorer is the perfect fun activity to get the whole family outside in the fresh air together. No need to book – pick up your map pack (which includes an answer sheet and Brockholes pencil) from the Welcome Centre located on our floating Visitor Village. A pram-friendly route is available, plus a more challenging course for older children. Take your pick and, on completion, get a certificate, a sticker and a sweet treat!

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Pram Walk

Date: 29th May
Time: 10am - 11am
Cost: Free event (car parking charges apply)

Join us for a brisk one hour walk around the reserve on pram-friendly paths. Run as part of the Walking for Health Scheme, this is a great way to get out in the fresh air and get some exercise, as well as meet and chat with other new mums, dads and carers. You are then welcome to join walkers for a tea or coffee in our restaurant after the walk. Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete a health questionnaire when you attend your first pram walk. Please note that this walk isn’t suitable for children who want to walk alongside their parents/carers. This is so we can walk at a brisk pace and you can get some exercise. If you have children who want to walk along with you, our Toddle Together event is perfect.

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Pond Dipping

Date: 30th May
Time: 11am - 3:15pm
Cost: £2 per person, per session

Join us for a fun-packed pond dipping session at Brockholes! Not just for kids, this is an opportunity for all visitors to roll up their sleeves and see what they can find in our ponds! The sessions are just for fun and no previous knowledge is required. Pond dipping sessions are very popular and sell out fast, so we advise you to book early. Please come dressed for the weather wearing sturdy footwear. Children must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Click the link to see all pond dipping session times.

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Wildside School Holiday Club

Date: 30th May
Time: 9:30am - 4pm
Cost: £17.50 - £21.50

Struggling for childcare this week? Why not try something different and bring your children to our Wildside School Holiday Club? Their days will be filled with shelter making, fire lighting, woodland games and much more! Spending time outside is so important for children growing up, so take this chance to give your children a wild adventure this school holiday. You could even extend your child’s session from a 4pm finish until 5:30pm with our Wildside Badger Sett group. Prebooking is required and tickets book up fast, so make sure you book online in advance to receive your discounted tickets. NB: 8-14 years is the recommended age group for the club.

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Midweek Meander

Date: 30th May
Time: 11:15am - 12:45pm
Cost: Free event (car parking charges apply)

Beat those mid-week blues with our ‘Midweek Meander’ every Wednesday. Enjoy a guided walk led by a knowledgeable expert volunteer and discover more about the reserve’s history, wildlife and conservation work. There is no need to book, just come along dressed for the weather conditions wearing sturdy footwear.

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Forest School Family Fun

Date: 31st May
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Cost: £6 (standard ticket) - £22 (family ticket)

Forest School is a unique and inspirational learning experience that improves self esteem, confidence and abilities. This taster session is an opportunity for families to experience a Forest School session together at Brockholes. The sessions will include an environmental activity, snack time around the camp fire and an opportunity for play and discovery in the woodlands! Come dressed for the weather – we recommend long-sleeved tops, trousers, waterproofs, and wellies or sturdy boots. Children must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Under 2s are free but must book a ticket. Book early to receive a discount!

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Pond Dipping

Date: 2nd June
Time: 11am - 3:15pm
Cost: £2 per person, per session

Join us for a fun-packed pond dipping session at Brockholes! Not just for kids, this is an opportunity for all visitors to roll up their sleeves and see what they can find in our ponds! The sessions are just for fun and no previous knowledge is required. Pond dipping sessions are very popular and sell out fast, so we advise you to book early. Please come dressed for the weather wearing sturdy footwear. Children must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Click the link to see all pond dipping session times.

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Reserve Walk

Date: 3rd June
Time: 11am - 1pm
Cost: Free event (car parking charges apply)

Join our Guided Walk Leaders for a tour of the reserve to find out about how we got here, our wildlife and our conservation aims! Please come dressed for the weather wearing sturdy footwear. The Reserve Walk runs on the first Sunday of every month, so if you miss this event then there are plenty more walks lined up. The restaurant opens from 10am for a hearty breakfast before the walk.

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The Silent Island Disco

Date: 3rd June
Time: 10:30am - 12pm
Cost: £6.75 per ticket

Take part in themed activities that bring together the beautiful outdoor landscape and funky disco beats! Dip into the frivolous fancy dress box and take an alternative family photo, making laughter and memories with your nippers. Then it’s time to grab your dancefloor props, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie! Our two channel silent disco offers both kids’ pop and adults’ guilty pleasures. With mamboing mamas and dabbing dads, it’s not just the kids who know how to strut their funky stuff! Bring your tribe and show us your moves! **ADVANCED BOOKING IS REQUIRED DIRECT WITH OUR KIDS SOCIAL – CLICK HERE FOR ALL TICKETING INFORMATION AND TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS ** Please note that in the unfortunate event of rain, the event will take place indoors. Car parking charges apply.

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