Summer Holidays 2017

The Summer Holidays are just around the corner and we’ve our biggest and best ever schedule of events guaranteed to keep all the family entertained… and in touch with nature! See our schedule (and book tickets) below…

For details on our OPEN AIR THEATRE CLICK HERE while you can get information on our daily XPLORER CHALLENGE HERE. 

Sand Art

Date: Every Monday from 24 July-28 August
Time: 10am-12pm & 1-4pm
Cost: £3.50 per picture

‘Mrs Sand Art’ returns to Brockholes each Monday with her popular ‘hands-on’ art workshops. You’ll make pictures from coloured sand and leave with a very impressive finished product! This event is drop-in and does not require pre-booking.

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Wildside Holiday Club

Date: Wednesdays 26 July, 9, 16, 23 & 30 August
Time: 9.30am-4pm
Cost: From £17.50 per child

Wildside is our popular school holiday club aimed at those aged 8-14. Activities have included shelter making, fire lighting, woodland games and outdoor art. You can also extend your child’s session from 4pm-5.30pm for an extra £4pp. Pre-booking is required for Wildside Holiday Club.

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Crafty Creative

Date: Every Wednesday & Thursday from 26 Jul-31 Aug
Time: 10am-12pm & 1-4pm
Cost: Small charge per craft

‘Crafty Creative’ are our regular drop-in craft sessions, where each week has a different theme. Suitable for all ages, no booking is required, so just drop-in between the advertised times.

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Forest School Family Fun

Date: Every Thursday from 27 Jul-31 Aug
Time: 2-4pm
Cost: £5pp/£18 family of four (2+2)

These sessions are an opportunity for families to experience an inspirational Forest School session! The fun includes environmental art, snack time around the camp fire and an opportunity for play and discovery in the woodlands. Pre-booking is required for these sessions.

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Minibeast Safari

Date: Every Friday from 28 Jul-1 Sep
Time: 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Cost: From £3.50pp

New for summer 2017 – come along to Brockholes and hunt for some mega minibeasts! We will investigate the creatures that live in a variety of habitats and you will get to try out a number of methods of tracking them down. Pre-booking is recommended for this event.

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Wild Families: Survival Skills

Date: Tuesday 8 August
Time: 2-4pm
Cost: £5pp/£18 family of four (2+2)

Test your tracking skills in our woods and then take part in some games and activities to examine your senses! Adventure is the name of the game at this popular member of our Wild Families series of events. Pre-booking is required for this event.

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Wild Families: Superworm

Date: Tuesday 15 August
Time: 2-4pm
Cost: £5pp/£18 family of four (2+2)

Meet Superworm and his pals in this super fun packed session! Activities include ‘Superworm storytime’, making mini planters, going on a minibeast hunt and entering our longest Superworm competition. Pre-booking is required for this event.

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Wild Families: Wonderful World of Mud

Date: Tuesday 22 August
Time: 2-4pm
Cost: £5pp/£18 family of four (2+2)

Mud is very useful and in this session we find out why! This mucky adventure is muddy good fun and will involve learning about and playing with mud, so make sure you dress appropriately.

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Wild Families: Gruffalo Adventure

Date: Tuesday 29 August
Time: 2-4pm
Cost: £5pp/£18 family of four (2+2)

Explore our ‘Deep Dark Wood’, discover woodland creatures and hopefully track down the Gruffalo! This is one of our most popular events and is great for getting the whole family working together and enjoying the great outdoors. Pre-booking is essential.

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Xplorer Against the Clock!

Date: Saturday 2 & Sunday September 3
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: £3 per pack

A chance to put your summer ‘Xplorer’ skills to the test in this navigation challenge against the clock! Take your pick from two courses on the reserve as you search for markers. The winners will be announced at 4pm.

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