Festival of Nature 2024 – save the date!

The UK’s largest celebration of the natural world returns to the West of England region this summer, Saturday 1st – Sunday 9th June.

At Festival of Nature 2024, we’re inviting you to TWO major, free city-centre events in Bristol and Bath!

  • Festival of Nature’s Wild Weekend at Millennium Square (Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd June)
  • Festival of Nature’s Milsom Street takeover in Bath (Saturday 8th June)

Our 2024 mid-week programme (Monday 3rd – Friday 7th June) will offer free and  ‘pay-what-you-can’ events including wildlife walks and talks, nature workshops, family activities, arts and crafts, film screenings, music and performances, behind-the-scenes opportunities, and much more.

This year’s festival will also include a Community Action Day on Sunday 9th June at sites across the West of England. Residents and visitors can take action for nature during activities and opportunities led by community groups and local organisations, including wildflower planting, litter picking, wildlife recording, and more.

The full 2024 programme will be coming in late Spring – check back soon!

Interested in being part of Festival of Nature?

We’re always keen to include new events, workshops, performers and artists at Festival of Nature, so please fill in our interest form for 2024 and get in touch if you’d like to offer your skills or activity. Click to register your interest here.

Please be aware that although collaboration is at the heart of the festival and we will try to include your content, registering your interest by completing the form does not guarantee that you will be part of the programme.

Want to volunteer at this year’s festival?

If you are looking to volunteer at the Festival we would love to hear from you! Please drop us an email at festival@bnhc.org.uk.

Stay in the loop

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Festival of Nature is produced annually by the West of England-based charity, The Natural History Consortium. The Natural History Consortium is a collaboration between Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath and Northeast Somerset Council, BBC, Bristol City Council, Bristol Zoological Society, Defra, Forestry England, National Trust, Natural England, University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of the West of England, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, and Woodland Trust.