FAMILIES

FOR DEVELOPING NATURALISTS

Activities in the park

I have teamed up with Old Buckenham Country Park to offer a number of wildlife activities for families. They are designed for all age groups and available to both residents at the campsite and casual day visitors. Explore the wildlife found in the park and surrounding area. I offer a number of general nature and specific topic walks, designed for families, those new to wildlife and wildlife hobbyists. There’s also plenty of opportunities for some hands-on investigation of the natural world. Plants, moths, eggs (replicas), bones and more, get up close and personal and set out on a world of discovery.

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NEW TRAILS FOR 2023

Spend some family time doing one of our self-led ‘Fun and Fact trails. Pick up your trail sheet from the café or talk: Wildlife marquee – don’t forget to claim your prize.

NATURE'S MOTHERS

18th and 19th March
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a family walk around our self-led ‘Nature’s Mothers’ trail. Discover good mothers, bad mothers, fathers that give birth and mothers who go the extra mile to feed their young.

EGGS OR NOT?

3rd April to 9th April

We all know birds lay eggs, which is why you won’t find one on this trail. Meet nature’s feather-less egg layers. Easter bunnies may not lay eggs, but there is a furry critter that does! Follow the trail and solve the clues to discover which one.

WHAT'S IN THE EGG?

10th April to 17th April

Twelve eggs, twelve nature riddles! Have a go at solving them and then walk the trail to see how many you got right. Look out for the picture clues on our Instagram page which will appear from the 4th April.

MEET THE MIGRANTS

27th May to 4th June

Every Spring, millions of birds come to the U.K. to breed.  Some species travel thousands of miles and a many of them chose to nest in Norfolk, a few of them choose the park. Follow the trail to meet some of the visitors and see if you can spot the odd one out.

NORFOLK'S MEGA-BEASTS

24th July to 6th August

Oversized elephants in woolly coats, deer with antlers as wide as a car and bone-crunching hyenas all made Norfolk their home. Walk the trail to discover more about the now extinct mega-fauna whose footsteps we are walking in.

WHO'S POO?

7th August to 20th August

What goes in, must come out! All animals poo, but can you tell which ones have visited the park by identifying the poo they’ve left behind? Follow your nose to finish the trail using the clues to discover a surprising fact about a favourite drink.

MEET THE MIGRANTS

21st August to 3rd September

Follow the map, solve the clues and find nature’s treasure. Keep an eye on our Instagram page during August for hints and tips to help you on your way. Then make a picture using the treasure you collect to win a great wildlife prize.

SKULL AND CROSS BONES

21st October to 29th October

It’s Halloween so let’s dig up some bones and skulls! But can you put the flesh on those bones and work out what animal they belonged to?  When you finish the trail, why not play a game of skulls and crosses.

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