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Big Wild Hallowe'en


Get up close and personal with nature this half term, curtesy of the RSPB

by Webmaster, 12th October 2021

Get up close and personal with nature this half term, courtesy of the RSPB

Throughout Wales, RSPB Cymru are hosting some fabulous family fun days out on their Big Wild Hallowe'en events. So grab your coat, wellies and witch’s hat and get along to one of the charity’s nature reserves this October. 

Here is a round up of the best spooky nature-filled events for all ages to enjoy:

 

RSPB South Stack, Anglesey

Spooky South Stack Trail

Can you solve the clues to complete the RSPB’s spooky family trail? Pick up an activity pack to help you on your way to a spooky adventure around the nature reserve. You will have a fangtastic time!

Date: 23 – 31 October

Time: 10am - 3.30pm

Cost/booking: £3 per trail. Book online or when you arrive. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for your adventure.

rspb.org.uk/southstackcliffs

 

RSPB Conwy nature reserve

Conwy’s Creepy Creatures Quiz Trail

Follow the clues and learn about the creepiest of creatures that call Conwy home. From spooky spiders, to freaky frogs and much more! Don’t forget to collect your reward afterwards.

Date: Available every day during half term

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Cost/booking: £1 per quiz sheet. Normal admission charges apply for non-members.

The Ugly Bug Ball, Conwy

Calling all young monsters, it’s almost Hallowe'en! Get dressed up and join the RSPB for a Hallowe'en-themed bug safari. What creepy crawlies will you discover?

Date: Wednesday 27 October 

Time: 11am-12.30pm

Cost/booking: RSPB members £5, non-members £7 and £1 per accompanying non-member adult. Booking essential. 

Fancy dress for all, Conwy

Free entry for all in a fancy dress on Halloween!

Flaunt your fangs, grab your capes, paint your faces, and pay us a scary visit! Wear your creepiest costume on Hallowe'en to enjoy free entry to the reserve.

Date: Sunday 31 October 

Time: 9am-5pm

Cost/booking: No booking required.

rspb.org.uk/conwy

 

RSPB Ynys-hir, Powys

Twilight Trail

Discover the wildlife that comes out at dusk. Toast marshmallows on the fire and play some games.

Date: Wednesday 27 October 

Time: 4pm-5.30pm

Cost/booking: family ticket (2 adults up to 3 children) £18 RSPB members / £20 non-members / 1 adult £8 RSPB members/ £10 non-member / 1 child £5 RSPB member / £6 non-member

Tel: 01654 700222

rspb.org.uk/ynys-hir

 

RSPB Newport Wetlands, Gwent

Spooky species Hallowe'en trail

Visit the reserves for a fun nature-filled adventure. Start practising your riddles and rhymes ready to discover the spooky species on our nature trail.

Date: 25 – 31 October

Time: available 10am – 3pm, daily

Cost/booking: £3 per child and includes a prize at the end for completion. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Please note, dogs are not permitted on this nature trail. The cost of the nature trail does not include the car parking fee.

The Gruffalo’s bug buffet – Minibeast hunting

Become a nature detective this Hallowe'en and join us for a bug hunt like no other…

Discover the spooky and spectacular creepy crawlies we have lurking on our reserve. The activity will follow a Gruffalo’s Buffet theme story to get your little ones in the bug hunting mood. 

Every child's ticket includes a free entry for one adult. To avoid overcrowding at the event, any additional adults come at a charge. 

Remember to keep an eye on the weather forecast and bring wellies, waterproofs, and warm clothes. 

Date: Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 October  

Time: Two sessions each day 11am - 12pm / 2 - 3pm

Cost/booking: Child RSPB member - £5.30/ Child non-member - £6.50/ Additional adult ticket - £2

rspb.org.uk/newportwetlands

After the spooky goings on, don’t forget to visit the reserve shop where you can buy all kinds of nature goodies from bug hotels, nest boxes and bird feeders, to bug ID kits and wildlife books so you can continue to explore nature on your own doorstep.

The RSPB cafés also serve some terrifying tasty treats that will satisfy the whole family’s monstrous appetite. 

For RSPB Hallowe'en events across the UK, fun activities, and more info about wildlife visit: rspb.org.uk/halloween

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