Nature Detectives Family Day

Nature Detectives Family Day


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A fun-packed adventure on the wild side for the whole family.

Have you ever wondered what creepy crawlies call your garden home or what furry friends scurry outside your window at night? Finding out who your wildlife neighbours are is a tricky business! Lucky for you, CAT’s expert team are on hand for an exciting day of wildlife exploring.

With loads of great ideas to practise at home and plenty of new skills to learn, you’ll finish the day at CAT a true nature detective!

Event information

  • Price: adult – £35, child – £20
  • Suitable for children aged 6 years and up.
  • Suitable footwear and clothing required for a day out in nature!

Clive leading our nature explorer
About the day

09:00 – Arrive in style on CAT’s water-balanced funicular railway

09:15 – The tools of the trade
Meet the group and set the scene for the day with a bright and early session all about camera traps, paint traps and nature spotting.

10:00 – Mammals
Take a hike up into the woodland that surrounds CAT and start the hunt for the animals that call CAT home. Set some camera traps, lay out some bait and even try your hand at some tracking.

10:45 – Snacks and drinks

11:15 – Invertebrates
Get down and dirty on the hunt for the small but mighty insects in CAT’s meadow and woodland. Learn how to use quadrats, try your hand at bug identifying and more.

12:15 – Lunch and get crafty!
Enjoy a tasty vegetarian meal and build a mini bug hotel to take home twigs, leaves and fir cones… every insect’s dream home!

13:15 – Pond life
Try your hand at pond dipping and see how many different species call the ponds at CAT home. A water source is so fantastic for adding biodiversity to green spaces and revealing the critters that live just under the surface is a lot of fun!

14:30 – Birds
At last, a moment of calm. Have a go at making a vegetable suet fat ball feeder and then practice the art of ‘sit spots’ as the group gets comfy and sits quietly while birds in the area come and try their new treats. Sometimes letting nature come to you is best!

15:15 – Snacks and drinks

15:30 – Check the traps!
Time to see if we’ve had any visitors to any of our traps. Will you be lucky? With wild animals, nothing is guaranteed.

16:00 – Depart 

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We all know that 2021 is likely to be an unpredictable year. In the event of being unable to attend due to legal restrictions and lock-downs, tickets will be fully refunded.

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