Garden of Wales – Events

We have a variety of events throughout the year, occasionally these will change but we have some core events that we know you love! We also have seasonal natural crafts that happen during certain times of the year.

Popular Events

Upcoming events

Dawn Chorus Day
2nd & 5th May

Join us for a morning looking and listening for migrant bird species. £10 adult £5 child, tickets includes a hot drink and breakfast roll (meat and veggie options available). 6am start. Must book in advance!

May Weekend

11am-12pm – Minibeast Hunt
1pm – Wildlife Walk
2:30pm – Pond Dipping
3:30-4:30pm – craft activities

Migrant Bird Identification Workshop
29th May

1-4pm. £10 adult, £5 child. Learn how to identify migrant bird species on both sound and appearance. Must book in advance!

Wales Nature Week – Bioblitz
3rd June

10am – moth trap
11am-12pm – fungi and plant walk
1-2pm – reptile walk
2-3pm – mammal walk
3-4pm – bird walk

Bat & Cake Evening
17th June

£7 per person. Tickets include a hot drink or juice, biscuits and a slice of cake. Get to know bats and set up starts at 7:30pm, bat walk starts at 8pm. Must book in advance!

Insect Hotel making workshop
25th June

£7 per box
11-12pm – SEN Hour
1-3:30pm

National Insect Week
22nd -27th June

10am – moth trap
11am – 12pm – minibeast hunt
1-2pm – dragonfly walk
2-3pm – butterfly walk
3:30 – 4:30 – craft activities

June Weekend

11am – 12pm – Minibeast Hunt
1pm – Wildlife walk
2:30pm – Pond Dipping
3:30-4:30pm – craft activities

July Weekend

11am – 12pm – Minibeast Hunt
1pm – Wildlife walk
2:30 – Pond Dipping
3:30 – 4:30 – craft activities

Swift Awareness Week

1-2:30pm – Swift Watch
3:30-4:30pm – craft activities

National Dragonfly Week
Dragonfly & Damselfly Identification workshop
8th July

1-4pm. £10 adult, £5 child. Join our experts to learn how to identify our pond dragons, including exuvae and put your new skills to the test in the field with us. Must book in advance!

August Weekend

11am-12pm – Minibeast Hunt
1pm – Wildlife walk
2:30pm – Pond Dipping
3:30-4:30pm – craft activities

Bee Identification Workshop 6th August

1-4pm. £10 adult, £5 child. Learn how to identify bee species. Must book in advance!

September First Weekend

11am-12pm – Minibeast Hunt
1-2pm – Guided wildlife walk
2:30pm – Pond Dipping
3:30-4:30pm – craft activities

Teacher Open Evening
4th September

1-3pm. Teachers from any school, home-schoolers and SEN teachers all welcome. Join us to have a go at the school sessions we offer, get to know our staff and have a look at the centre.

Bat & Cake Evening
18th September

£7 per person. Tickets include a hot drink or juice, biscuits and a slice of cake. Get to know bats and children’s crafts starts at 6pm, bat walk starts at 6:30pm. Must book in advance!

October First Weekend

11am-12pm – Nature discovery tables
2pm – Guided wildlife walk
3:30-4:30pm – craft activities

Bat Box Making Workshop
16th October

Make your own bat box with us!
£7 per box
11-12pm – SEN Hour
1-3:30pm

National Mammal Week 25th October

Join us for a walk around the reserve in search of signs of mammals.
11-12pm – mammal walk
2:30-3:30pm – owl pellet dissection
£5 per person

Spooktacular Nature Night
30th October

5:30pm start. Join us on a spoooooky night of nature! We’ll explore different nature activities including a bat walk, newt torching and owl listening. There’s also craft and spooky skulls to discover. What’s that rumbling from the reserve? Who’s left these huge footsteps!! Must book in advance!
£10 per child (one adult free per child)

November First Weekend

11am-12pm – Discover nature tables
2pm – Guided wildlife walk
3:30-4:30pm – craft activities

December First Weekend

11am-12pm – Discover nature tables
2pm – Guided wildlife walk
3:30-4:30pm – craft activities

Natural Wreath Making Workshop
11th + 12th December

Make your own door wreath or table centrepiece out of materials found on the reserve. Hot chocolate, tea and snacks are provided! £10 per wreath.
11-12pm – SEN Hour
1-4pm

Robin Nestbox Making Workshop
15th December

£7 per box.
11-12pm – SEN Hour
1-3:30pm

Want to book one of our events privately for your group? We are happy to do so for groups sizes 7+