The UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world returns to Bristol and Bath on 1st - 9th June 2024!
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Festival of Nature 2024 Programme

This year’s festival takes place on Saturday 1st – Sunday 9th June across the Bristol and Bath region. Get involved! 

Festival of Nature is the UK’s largest celebration of the natural world, running for over 20 years. This year’s nine day programme offers more than 70 in-person and online events, giving everyone the opportunity to learn about, connect with, and take action for nature.

View the full programme of events below and start booking your tickets!


Community Day – Free Local Events on 9th June

The full list of Community Day events on Sunday 9th June is here! Browse the list of activities taking place across the West of England region and discover a new, local community group, garden or organisation helping people and planet this summer. Pick up a printed Bristol or Bath map at Wild Weekend on Millennium Square and Bath Takeover on Milsom Street. Check out all the events here.

Want to volunteer at this year’s festival?

If you are looking to volunteer at the Festival we would love to hear from you! Find out more about our volunteering opportunities here.

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At Festival of Nature, we’re inviting you to two FREE city-centre events in Bristol and Bath.

Wild Weekend at Millennium Square (1st – 2nd June)

Head to Millennium Square and Anchor Square on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June for Festival of Nature’s Wild Weekend!

Two spectacular days of free, family-friendly nature activities, exhibitor stalls from local organisations, wildlife film screenings, talks and performances, music and storytelling, special guest appearances and much more, down at Bristol’s harbourside.

Alongside activities out on the square, check out our Talks and Screenings Programme inside the former IMAX Theatre at Bristol Aquarium.


Bath Takeover on Milsom Street (8th June)

Festival of Nature is returning to Bath City Centre on Saturday 8th June – and greening up Milsom Street! Come down to Bath’s grand high street for an exciting day of free family-friendly nature stalls, special guest talks and shows, drop-in interactive activities, storytelling, crafts and more.

There will be lots of opportunities to learn about the natural world and how you can help it flourish, with a host of local and national organisations all along the street.

In addition to the activities along Milsom Street, check out our Talks and Performances Programme, taking place round the corner at Bath Assembly Rooms.

Mid-week events

Our mid-week programme (Monday 3rd – Friday 7th June) offers free or optional donation events including wildlife walks and talks, nature connection workshops, family activities, arts and crafts, film screenings, art exhibitions, networking evenings, online events and much more. Check out all the Monday-Friday events on offer this year.

As part of this year’s Festival of Nature, we’re running a series of free accessible events for Disabled people and people with chronic illness. Click here to view the programme of events.

Community Day

Festival of Nature is coming to your neighbourhood on Sunday 9th June! Community Day is a day to celebrate the actions your community are taking for nature across the West of England region. Browse the list of local events taking place and discover a new, local community group, garden or organisation helping people and planet on 9th June – click to see the full list of activities to get involved in.

Festival of Nature and Avon Wildlife Trust have teamed up to help the West of England celebrate our green and blue spaces and encourage residents to be part of Team Wilder – a movement of people taking action for local nature.


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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.

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