From Saturday 23 July – Sunday 4 September, Wildwood will be treating visitors to a jam-packed six weeks of Summer fun.
Helping families make memories to last a lifetime, Wildwood will be offering everything from interactive crafts and keeper Q&As about iconic species to a woodland trail for the kids and the chance to watch birds of prey take flight. There will even be bushcraft classes, including firelighting techniques old and new, how to throw an atlatl and discovering how to make charcloth.
Children and big kids will also be able to get up-close with Wildwood’s furry and feathered residents. Long-time favourites, Fluff and Scruff – the park’s rescued brown bears – will be ready to welcome visitors, fresh from celebrating their 24th birthdays on 15 July. There’ll be a chance to watch them feed as well as seeing them amble about their 1.5 acre woodland home from the exhilarating heights of the bear bridge.
For those looking for an unforgettable child-free night, Wildwood is also offering summer evening sessions surrounded by British wildlife in Kent’s best alfresco dining spot. With limited tickets available, wild evenings out have taken on a whole new and exclusive meaning. Tickets remain available and can be reserved online.
Members and paying visitors must book an arrival time online at least an hour before visiting.
Daily Keeper Q&As
11.15am – Red Squirrel Q & A (at squirrel platform)
12pm – Bison Q & A (at bison enclosure)
12.30pm – Bear Q & A (at bottom of bear bridge)
2.45pm – Flying birds and talk (at flying ground)
3pm – Wolf Q & A (at wolf platform)
Explore the park and learn fascinating facts about nature on our free Summer woodland trail.
Birds of Prey Flying
Join our birds of prey at 2.15pm and see our owls swooping majestically through the sky before having the opportunity to ask our keepers any question you have about our birds.
Activities & Crafts
Interactive activities and animal crafts for the kids. See our activities board at the entrance for more details on the day of your visit.
Join our resident Natural Heritage Expert, Steve Kirk for family friendly bushcraft at Wildwood and discover ancient and modern wilderness skills.
Learn firelighting techniques old and new, how to throw an atlatl, discover how to make charcloth, navigation and direction finding, Dutch arrow making, whittling skills and more besides.
Book your half-hour slot at the shop when you arrive and join us at the appointed time in the bushcraft arena beside the reptile house. We can accommodate up to three families at a time. Please note that spaces are limited and we can not guarantee availability.
All keeper Q&As take place at the animals’ enclosures unless noted. Q&As and activities may vary, please check the noticeboard on entry to the park for daily details. The majority of activities and events are free to paying visitors and members, but spaces may be limited.