Festival News Archive
See what we've been up to and find out more about past Festival of Nature news and events
BLOG 2014: Tales from the Festival
See what we got up to at the Festival of Nature 2014 and get the behind the scenes gossip from our festival assistant Sophie!
Really Wild Show – Festival of Nature expands for 2014
9 April 2014. The Festival of Nature returns this summer and will be bigger, better and wilder than ever, featuring more than 20 events across Bristol and the West of ...
It was Wild About Chew!
We had a great time at Chew Valley Lake on Sunday – were you there? Have a look through the photos and see if you can spot yourself…
Bigger, Better, Wilder – Festival of Nature returns to Bristol
9 June 2014. The Festival of Nature Wild Weekend runs on 15-16 June, packed with hands-on activities, live entertainment, a busy market and fascinating talks on the Bristol Harbourside
Bristol Bright Night
Bristol Bright Night will be taking over the city for the second time on 25th September 2015. Join us to celebrate Bristol’s place as a home for cutting-edge research through ...
Getting ready to BioBlitz in Bradley Stoke
Monday 02 June Take part in a free family event and go on a real-life wildlife expedition at Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve! Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve will be ...
A Wild Year for Festival of Nature 2015!
As the seasons shift once again and autumn really sets in, so too comes the end of another fantastic year of Festival of Nature events! 2015 has seen the Festival ...
Beyond BioBlitz – 24 hours of fun at Oldbury Court
Excitement is building here at BNHC towers ahead of our first event in 2015, the Bristol BioBlitz at Olbury Court Estate on 15-16 May, but this is no ordinary BioBlitz…
Festival partnering with Bristol 2015 for special edition of Gardeners’ Question Time
The Festival of Nature is joining forces with Bristol 2015 to host a very special edition of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time.
Festival of Nature – University of Bristol Preview
Find out the exciting plans for this year’s University of Bristol tent at the Festival of Nature
What to look out for at the Oldbury Court BioBlitz
Joining us at Oldbury Court this weekend? Here’s what you could find…
Oldbury Court BioBlitz – Gallery
We had some great fun and found some amazing species at our BioBlitz, click on the link to view our gallery.
A Wild Day at Stoke Park – Preview by Steve England
Steve England reflects on the history of Stoke Park, how important the natural world is for young people and what’s planned for Monday’s event.
Take a tour with a difference with At-Bristol Science Centre
Find out what At-Bristol Science Centre have planned for the Festival of Nature Wild Weekend
Festival of Nature 2015 Preview with Martin Evans
Martin Evans from BBC Radio Bristol looks back at the 2014 Festival of Nature and ahead to this year’s event!
Exploring little windows into the sea
Bristol Aquarium shares some top tips for a great day out rockpooling at your local beach From saltmarsh creeks and rocky cliffs to the wide expanses of sandy beaches and ...
Top ten things to do at the UWE marquee
There is loads going on at the UWE marquee this year, so read here to find out what you might want to run to first!
Foodies at the festival
We’ve got a phenomenal line-up of foodies coming along to the festival this year – view the gallery to get a taste of what’s to come
Go wild in the heart of the city
Thinking of joining us this weekend? Here are our top picks for things to do at the festival
Grow Wild this summer
Find out more about Grow Wild, who will be appearing at the festival this weekend
Become a wildlife presenter with the BBC
The BBC Natural History Unit’s tent at this year’s festival will yet again be full of lots of exciting exhibits and activities for both adults and children.
Look back at 2014 Bath Festival of Nature
Take a look at some fantastic shots of our Bath Festival last year to get you in the mood ahead of this year’s event!
Top things to look out for at the Bath Festival of Nature
Thinking of joining us at the Bath Festival of Nature? Here’s what to look out for!
Find wildlife in the heart of Bath
We caught up with David Goode to find out more about his exciting nature walk this Saturday
Bristol Festival of Nature highlights!
Check out this amazing video featuring the highlights of this year’s Bristol Festival of Nature
Gallery – Bath Festival of Nature
Check out these lovely photos of all the fun we had at the Bath Festival of Nature
Steven Williams – our amazing volunteer filmmaker
Big shout out to Steven Williams for volunteering his skills and time to film the Festival of Nature 2016
Photo contest winner announced
We’re delighted to announce that Jade Smith from Bristol is the winner of our #connectwithnature photo contest.
Festival’s grand finale arrives in Bath
Joining us for the Bath Festival of Nature? Here’s a taste of what to expect!
Discover renewable energy investments with Bath & West Community Energy
Visit the Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE) tent at the Bath Festival of Nature and find out about their new public share offer
Evolution and ecology at the University of Bath tent
Take part in science games and experiments at the University of Bath tent
Brilliant bats at the Bath & North East Somerset Council tent
Visit the BaNES marquee for a host of family-friendly bat activities
Festival poetry trail brings magic to the riverside
Walk an enchanted path along the River Avon this summer as you follow a brand new Festival of Nature poetry trail inspired by the river.
Thousands turn out for Bristol Festival of Nature 2016
Thousands of people turned out to enjoy the first Festival of Nature 2016 weekend on Bristol Harbourside
Walk the river with us
Maddy and Matt from Festival of Nature took a wild walk along the River Avon from Bristol to Bath, following the route the Festival takes this summer
Meet TV wildlife heroes at the BBC Natural History Unit marquee
Meet wildlife TV celebrities and take your turn at becoming a co-presenter in the BBC Natural History Unit tent
Practical ways to cut plastic use with City to Sea
Visit the City to Sea tent and discover how you can help reduce the problem of plastic getting into our rivers and oceans.
Top ten things to do at Bristol Festival of Nature
Thinking of going to the festival this weekend? Here are our top picks for the key things to see and do this year
Ten things to discover at the UWE marquee
Forests of the future, underground rivers and energy bikes – find out what’s inside the UWE marquee this weekend
How does a bee see the world? Find out at the University of Bristol marquee
Find out how a bee sees the world at the University of Bristol Marquee this weekend
Come face to face with Bristol’s biggest predator at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery marquee
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is bringing Bristol’s predators to the Festival of Nature.
More than 850 people turn out for Bristol BioBlitz
More than 850 people joined the Bristol BioBlitz for 24 hours of wildlife recording, pond dipping, bat walks, spider hunts and moth trapping at Wild Place Project on May 13 ...
BioBlitz needs you!
Hedgehog footprints, CSI-style detective work and learning from the experts – regular BioBlitz team leader Gill Brown tells us why you should join a survey team
Freelance Opportunity – Festival of Nature Assistant 2016
This is an opportunity to gain experience during the busiest and most exciting time of producing the annual Festival of Nature.
New sea shanty inspired by River Avon
Listen to a brand new sea shanty, composed for the Festival of Nature and inspired by the River Avon!
Pupil wins procession design contest
The winning design for the centrepiece of the Festival of Nature procession spectacle has been chosen!
Bringing water research to life this March!
Our ‘Viewpoints’ events are a series of short discussions showcasing amazing water research and local projects. Did you come to Festival of Nature 2016? Three of our favourite events were ‘Sailing ...
Bristol Viewpoints: Waste Water and Water Waste
Turning poop into butterflies and other water waste solutions.
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