What’s on

Wild Weekend at Millennium Square

Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 June

Head to Millennium Square and Anchor Square on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2024 for Festival of Nature's Wild Weekend! Two spectacular outdoor days of free nature activities, exhibitor stalls, film screenings, talks and workshops, music and performances, special guest appearances and much more, down at Bristol's harbourside.

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Bath Takeover on Milsom Street

Saturday 8 June, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Festival of Nature is returning to Bath city centre - and taking over Milsom Street! Come down to the city's grand high street for an exciting day of family-friendly nature stalls, talks, shows and interactive activities. 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 the way along Milsom Street.

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Community Day

Sunday 9 June

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

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Talks and Screenings at the IMAX Theatre | Wild Weekend

Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 June

Festival of Nature's talks and screenings programme at the former IMAX Theatre inside Bristol Aquarium. Experience footage from BBC Studios, Silverback Films and Offspring Films like never before on the big screen and hear from some of the natural world's most exciting voices on topics including urban wildlife, birds, minibeasts, the outdoors and science.

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Talks and Shows at Bath Assembly Rooms | Bath Takeover

Saturday 8 June, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Alongside our Milsom Street takeover in Bath, we’re delighted to be hosting an afternoon of talks and shows at Bath Assembly Rooms on Saturday 8th June. Join us at family-friendly shows with Cam Whitnall (One Zoo Three) and Jon Chase (The Science Rapper), as well as 'In Conversation' talks with Turi King (Milner Centre) and Hugh Warwick (Cull of the Wild).

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World’s Smallest Wildlife Film Festival | Bath Takeover

Saturday 8 June, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sol Cinema is a 1940s-style mobile cinema, fully powered by renewable energy and repurposed inside a 50-year old caravan. Visitors can strut the mini red carpet, grab some popcorn and enjoy 4 short films from Our Planet Earth, a global digital initiative from BBC Earth produced in Bristol by the Natural History Unit’s digital team and co-produced with The Wellcome Trust.

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It’s only water… with Science Made Simple

Saturday 1 June, 10:15 - 11:00 am

We are all familiar with water; we see it every day. In this interactive show we help you dive a little deeper, to think about what water is made from and all the amazing things it can do. From absorbing water effectively, to dissolving chemicals in it, you can squash, freeze and heat water to do all sorts of things. Its properties really are extraordinary! Featuring David Price from Science Made Simple.

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Come meet a mermaid!

Saturday 1 June, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet Mermaid Hannahai Pearl on Millennium Square for an enchanting marine encounter and underwater fun. Take a shellfie, blow bubbles, and find out what you can do to help our oceans. Suitable for children under 10.

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I like birds, do you like birds?

Saturday 1 June, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Join in the fun at this family-friendly show: our panel of nature experts and bird lovers will battle it out to try to win the audience’s vote for their favourite bird. Funny and fast-paced, this will be a flying start to your day at Festival of Nature! Featuring Nadeem Perera, Wildlife TV presenter and co-founder of Flock Together

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Adventures in nature!

Saturday 1 June, 1:00 - 1:45 pm

How can outdoor adventures - big and small - build our nature connection and boost our wellbeing? Our adventure-loving panel will share their stories, tips and advice for building an ‘adventure mindset’, even when venturing just outside your front door. Featuring Dr. Radha Modgil (BBC Radio 1), Dan O'Neill (National Geographic, Snow Leopard Trust, BBC) Dan Read (Boundless Magazine), and Mairead Cahill (WONDEROOM).

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The secret world of city wildlife

Saturday 1 June, 2:15 - 3:00 pm

In the hidden corners of our cities nature is thriving! Join a panel of wildlife experts as they unveil some of the fascinating creatures that live alongside us in this family friendly show. You’ll leave eager to spot the hidden wonders of the natural world living on your street! Featuring Lira Valencia, documenting wildlife on Instagram at @outsidewithlira.

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Fantastic Minibeasts and where to find them

Saturday 1 June, 3:45 - 4:30 pm

More than half of all known species on Earth and about three quarters of all animals are insects and with a few exceptions, they are essential for our survival. Prepare to be amazed as renowned insect expert and presenter George McGavin takes you on a journey into a fascinating world in this family friendly show. Alongside George, local experts will try to win your vote for their fantastic minibeast. Featuring George McGavin: Zoologist, entomologist and broadcaster.

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BBC Earth Antarctica: BBC Studios Natural History Unit (Screening)

Sunday 2 June, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

In this film, Benedict Cumberbatch explores the mysterious and wild continent of Antarctica. With never-before-seen footage and the latest underwater filming techniques, this epic documentary transports you to the farthest reaches of this majestic land and reveals that what happens there affects every single one of us. BBC Earth, the filmmakers of Planet Earth II, capture the weird and wonderful creatures that thrive in abundance in the coldest and windiest place on the planet.

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Earthsounds: Hear our planet like never before (Screening)

Sunday 2 June, 1:00 - 1:45 pm

The natural world is alive with sound, but our ears pick up just a fraction of the chatter. From the secret high-pitched warbles of dolphins to spiders that pluck their webs like musical instruments and elephants that communicate over one hundred square miles through hidden channels of sound, we have missed much of nature’s conversation. Until now. Join us for a special screening of one of the episodes from the landmark series with Offspring Films and hear special insights from the team behind the sounds.

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Behind-the-scenes talk: Life on Our Planet with Silverback Films (Screening)

Sunday 2 June, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Discover the filmmaking magic behind Life on Our Planet, the acclaimed 8-part Netflix series which combines ground-breaking natural history with innovative VFX. Today there are 20 million species on our planet, yet what we see is just a snapshot in time. From recreating Earth’s greatest extinction events, to bringing back pre-historic creatures like the Tyrannosaurus Rex, join the producers as they share special making-of clips and reveal how they approached telling the story of life on our planet as never before. Featuring show producers Sophie Lanfear and Barny Revill.

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Andy Day – Dino Raps Show and Meet & Greet

Sunday 2 June, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

TV presenter and actor Andy Day will be on Millennium Square with his family show Andy’s Dino Raps - an interactive, fun and catchy show with raps and songs about everyone’s favourite prehistoric creatures. After the show, come say hello to Andy at a special meet and greet. (limited time)

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Tyntesfield’s Week of Walks: Ramble with a Ranger

Monday 3 June, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Join National Trust rangers for a ramble around Tyntesfield’s beautiful estate. Learn about the wildlife that lives on site and how the teams look after nature whilst maintaining the historic environment. With lots of opportunities to ask the rangers any questions you have about nature at Tyntesfield.

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Green Crafts at Alive’s Dementia-friendly Allotment

Monday 3 June, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Alive Activities are opening one of their therapeutic horticulture and green craft sessions to the public for a special Festival of Nature session! Take part in inclusive green craft activities and join a site tour highlighting how Alive Activities made their beautiful space accessible to older people and people with dementia.

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Leigh Woods Online Walk

Monday 3 June, 4:00 - 4:30 pm

Join us online for a walk around the lush greenery of Leigh Woods, all from the comfort of your own home. In this pre-recorded film, Forestry England’s Community Ranger will guide you through this unique woodland, which balances being a habitat for unique wildlife, a working woodland producing timber alongside a place for people to enjoy.

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Make a Dormouse Box with Forestry England

Monday 3 June, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Join Forestry England Rangers for this hands-on session crafting dormouse boxes. This event promises to be a fun and enlightening evening, offering you the chance to get creative and help support our local wildlife. You’ll also discover how Leigh Woods is managed and what you can do to look after it.

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Moving Mountains: Writing Nature Through Illness and Disability with Louise Kenward

Monday 3 June, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Join the editor of this first of its kind anthology for an exploration of the value and creativity in engaging with the natural world from the perspective of Disabled and chronically ill authors. From a single falling raindrop to the enormity of the north wind, this is nature experienced wholly and acutely. Moving Mountains is not about overcoming or conquering, but of living with and connecting.

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Nature Away Day for Businesses

Tuesday 4 June, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Take your team out of the office for a purposeful away day this June with Festival of Nature. Reconnect, align, and motivate in beautiful green spaces in and around Bristol, while championing local community initiatives. Grow the positive impacts of your business and strengthen employee relationships to one another and the wider community, during this day of Green Social Prescribing activities.

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Nature Storytime at Bath Central Library

Tuesday 4 June, 10:30 - 11:00 am

Join the Bath Library team for a nature themed Storytime, perfect for tiny explorers!

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WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre Walk and Roll

Tuesday 4 June, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Join an accessible walk and roll for Disabled people at the beautiful WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, learning about the birds from all around the world on site. This walk will be led by one of the Slimbridge team and they will be joined by a Disabled person to support your access needs. Mini-bus pick up at 11:00 am, arrival home 3:00 pm.

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Lunchtime Wildlife Drawing Workshop

Tuesday 4 June, 12:30 – 1:15 pm

A lunchtime expert-led drawing workshop to sketch the wildlife that can be found in Bristol’s City Centre. Take a break from the office over lunch to get outside and connect with nature and your creativity during this guided drawing session. This workshop is open to everyone, from beginners to experienced artists, and will be led by local wildlife artist Alicia Hayden.

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Tyntesfield’s Week of Walks: Friendship Walk

Tuesday 4 June, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Make friends and get outside with a friendly group walk around Tyntesfield’s beautiful estate. Join the team for a 2.4 mile walk through nature rich woodlands and gorgeous gardens. A great opportunity to meet new people for a natter as you get active. You are welcome to come on your own or with a group. This walk is drop-in, and free for National Trust members, otherwise entry fees apply.

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Summertime Crafting & Storytelling

Tuesday 4 June, 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Join Somer Valley Rediscovered for a nature puppet crafting workshop, followed by a children’s storytelling session in Radstock Community Orchard led by Michael Loader!

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Eurasian Otter Conservation with the UK Wild Otter Trust

Tuesday 4 June, 6:30 - 7:15 pm

What do you know about otters in the UK, and their conservation? Log on from anywhere in the UK to join the team from the UK Wild Otter Trust for this special online talk. Get behind the scenes of their work including the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of otter cubs. Otter questions at the ready - there will be plenty of time for Q+A!

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Nature Content Creators Evening

Tuesday 4 June, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Are you interested in the power of creative, innovative content to engage people with the natural world? Get inspired by a series speed talks from a range of local and national creators, from wildlife filmmakers and photographers to TikTok-ers and artists.

This evening event is a great opportunity to learn new ways of making content and meet like-minded people in the sector. Look forward to networking with some new faces, reconnecting with other familiar ones and sharing ideas to invigorate new activities.

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The Ancient Trees of Ashton Court

Tuesday 4 June, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Explore Ashton Court's awe-inspiring ancient trees alongside experts from the Woodland Trust and Bristol City Council. Steeped in history, Ashton Court boasts a remarkable collection of ancient trees, among them the venerable Domesday Oak, which has graced the landscape for at least 700 years. 

Set against a backdrop of parkland, with hazy views over South Bristol join us for a summer’s evening walk and meet the people protecting one of Bristol’s best loved green spaces.

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Less Walk More Talk – A Gentle Foraging Walk

Wednesday 5 June, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Somer Valley Rediscovered and foraging expert Steve England for a gentle foraging walk at a slower pace, perfect for beginners and a great way to get outside.

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Nature Storytime at Midsomer Norton Library

Wednesday 5 June, 10:30 - 11:00 am

Join the Midsomer Norton Library team for a nature themed Storytime, perfect for tiny explorers!

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Broad Meadow – Family Activities

Wednesday 5 June, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free family activities in Bristol City Centre with creative, nature inspired arts and crafts activities, playful storytelling and wildflower seed bomb making. Part of Broad Meadow, a wildflower installation and audio experience by artists Sylvia Rimat and Charli Clark. Suitable for ages 3-10.

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Lunchtime Wildlife Photography Workshop

Wednesday 5 June, 12:30 - 1:15 pm

Join a lunchtime photography walk of the wildlife that can be found in Bristol City Centre. Take a break from the office over lunch to get outside and connect with nature and your creativity during this guided photography session led by Boys in Bristol Photography. This walk is open to everyone, from beginners to experienced photographers!

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WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre Online Walk

Wednesday 5 June, 1:00 - 2.30 pm

Join us online for a walk around WWT’s Slimbridge Wetland Centre, all from the comfort of your own home. We’ll be looking out for bird life at the reserve and spotting summer visitors, led by one of the Slimbridge team. This online experience has been designed for Disabled people and people with chronic illness, offering the opportunity to explore Slimbridge for those who may find in-person visits inaccessible.

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Insect Collage Workshop with Marian Hill

Wednesday 5 June, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Join Somer Valley Rediscovered and get crafty with illustrator Marian Hill! Create your own beautiful collaged bee, beetle, butterfly or moth using old magazines in this fun workshop, suitable for all accompanied children.

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Tyntesfield’s Week of Walks: Family Walk

Wednesday 5 June, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Come along for an after-school adventure around Tyntesfield’s estate. Guided by our friendly volunteers, stretch your legs and socialise with other families as you uncover nature’s hidden treasures. Along the way, there will be exciting activities for you to take part in, including creating a story stick and searching for creepy-crawlies.

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Bristol Distinguished Address Series: Beyond Carbon – How the BBC is becoming nature positive

Wednesday 5 June, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Danielle Mulder is Director of Sustainability for BBC Group, and was awarded UK Green Business Leader of the Year in 2023. She has spearheaded the BBC’s “Nature Positive” programme and will share insights on leadership, environmental sustainability, and the business case for biodiversity. This event is followed by a drinks reception at 7:30pm.

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How to Plan a Walk

Wednesday 5 June, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Do you want to get out exploring? Not sure where to start? Join us on Zoom for some inspiration and advice! Whether you’re a beginner looking to discover the joys of walking or a guidebook lover looking to carve your own path, this event is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge for a walking adventure. Hosted by Siân of Discover Your Outdoors, a geographer, mountain leader and outdoor learning practitioner.

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Nature in Statutory Health and Social Care – Blue Health Meeting

Thursday 6 June, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you have an interest in bringing nature into health and social care practice? ‘Nature in Statutory Practice and Allies’ (NISPA) is part of the Nature and Health Practice Network. Our meetings provide a valuable space for practitioners and anyone interested in this area to build a community of practice. Everyone is welcome! This meeting will have a water theme, taking place at All-Aboard, a centre for inclusive water sports.

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Family Nature Walk and Sing-A-Ling Music Workshop

Thursday 6 June, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come and join the Somer Valley Rediscovered team at Midsomer Norton Town Park for a Family Nature Walk & Music Workshop with Sing-A-Ling in the Amphitheatre.

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Tyntesfield’s Week of Walks: Ancient Tree Photography Walk

Thursday 6 June, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn about the living legends of ancient trees at Tyntesfield and learn to capture their glory on camera
with hints and tips from a professional photographer, journeying through Tyntesfield’s majestic woodlands and historic parkland. Submit your favourite photographs to the Forest of Avon’s Ancient Trees Photography competition, a project funded by the Woodland Trust.

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Nature Storytime at Keynsham Library

Thursday 6 June, 11:00 - 11:30 am

Join the Keynsham Library team for a nature themed storytime, perfect for tiny explorers!

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Bristol Library Lunchtime Lecture – Nature: Playing Our Part

Thursday 6 June, 12:30 - 1:20 pm

Speaker: Simon Lawrence OBE, General Manager Bristol, National Trust

Take a look behind the scenes of National Trust’s work with nature at the places they care for, and the Trust’s priorities and role in the restoration of a healthier and more beautiful natural environment. Simon will discuss the National Trust’s cross-cutting strategic objective on climate change and commitment to environment management, giving examples from across the Bristol portfolio.

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Lunchtime Guided Wildlife Walk with Ed Drewitt

Thursday 6 June, 12:30 - 1:15 pm

Led by wildlife expert Ed Drewitt, take a lunchtime break and tour the nature thriving in and around Bristol City Centre. Ed Drewitt is a naturalist, author, zoologist and wildlife tour leader. Ed has been involved with broadcasting on TV and radio, including appearances on the BBC’s One Show, Springwatch and Autumnwatch, Radio 4 Natural History Radio, and BBC Radio Bristol.

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Community Gardening at Alive Activities’ Garden Project

Thursday 6 June, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Help the Wellspring Settlement Community Gardening Group to turn this urban space into an oasis for nature. Build hedgehog hotels, paint bird boxes and tend to the fruit, veg and flowers on site. All materials will be provided, as well as refreshments.

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Become a Force for Nature: Bee Bold Awards

Thursday 6 June, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Join organisations from across the West of England for an afternoon of exploring and discussing leading nature solutions at the University of Bath School of Management, as part of the 2024 Bee Bold Awards. 

Hear from experts in the business and nature fields about the range of actions organisations are taking to support nature. The event will culminate in the crowning of several leading nature recovery projects from businesses, education providers and community-based groups as the 2024 Bee Bold winners.

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Beginners Plant Identification Walk

Thursday 6 June, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

A walk in Midsomer Norton Town Park with local botanist Dr Helena Crouch to learn about the wildflowers and plants that grow in the valley and how to identify them. This is an introductory session suitable for beginners and novices who are interested in learning more. Children are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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BBC Studios Natural History Unit Screening: MAMMALS + Q&A

Thursday 6 June, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Twenty years after Life of Mammals, Sir David Attenborough revisits this extraordinary group of animals in a major new series for BBC One: MAMMALS. BBC Studios Natural History Unit is delighted to host a screening from Mammals. Full of new, never-before-seen behaviours, this series offers fascinating insights into the most successful animal group in the world. Followed by a Q&A with the programme makers, including series producer, Scott Alexander.

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Science Communication South West Conference

Friday 7 June, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The South West is a hub for science communication, with a wide range of organisations contributing to the sector. At this second SciComm South West conference, we will offer an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of this expertise and reflect on the challenges we face. How can we, as a collective, foster a brighter future for the research and practice of science communication… and for society?

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Deep Dive into the Downs

Friday 7 June, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come and delve into the Downs and Avon Gorge in all their summer glory; from beautiful native tree species to the tiny invertebrates which call the habitat home. Seek out our nesting pair of peregrine falcons, and meet the conservation goats in the Gully. A friendly event full of nature and local history with Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife.

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National Trust Tyntesfield Online Walk

Friday 7 June, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Join us online for a walk around the beautiful National Trust Tyntesfield estate, all from the comfort of your own home. Expert guides will show you around the historic grounds, full of exciting wildlife, orchards, and woodlands. This online experience has been designed for Disabled people and people with chronic illness, offering the opportunity to explore Tyntesfield for those who may find in-person visits inaccessible.

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Campfire Conversations

Friday 7 June, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Toast marshmallows around a roaring campfire and chat with others about the experience of being a young person at the heart of the climate crisis. An evening of inspiring facilitated discussion about nature connection, eco-anxiety and how you can take action in your local community. Come along to share some delicious, locally-sourced food, and meet other young people with a similar passion for change. Organised by Festival of Nature’s Youth Panel. Open to people aged 16-24.

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Beavers in Batheaston

Friday 7 June, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Join Grow Batheaston for an evening of talks, discussion, artwork and films, all about the beavers who have taken up residence in the local river. A chance to hear from experts on these fascinating creatures, alongside artwork by Batheaston Primary School. Talks by: Bevis Watts (Author and CEO Triodos Bank), Emma Fennel Hodson (Avon Wildlife Trust), Aleks Domanski (Documentary filmmaker, biologist and photographer) and the Beaver Trust. Doors at 6:30pm. All ages welcome.

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Creative Willow Workshops in Batheaston

Saturday 8 June, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Did you know willow is a favourite food of beavers? Drop in to a creative willow workshop, as part of the Beavers in Batheaston activities. Celebrate beavers and their river habitats at two free, outdoor art workshops led by local artists in a beautiful riverside location. No booking required. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

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Get Crafty with Nature! Online Session

Saturday 8 June, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Join other Disabled people for a social online craft session with a nature theme. Make a beautiful summer wreath with materials that will be posted to you in advance. We’ll be taking inspiration from our WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre online walk but you can do one event without going to the other.

This online experience has been designed for Disabled adults and those with chronic fatigue, offering the opportunity to get creative and connect to nature from your home.

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Cam Whitnall: My Wild Life

Saturday 8 June, 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Cam appears on the hugely popular CBBC TV series, One Zoo Three, which he films with his brothers Tyler and Aaron. Cam has also appeared on Blue Peter, The One Show, Saturday Mash Up and Newsround, among others, and partnered with TikTok during COP26 to present live on the TikTok ForGood channel, to help spread the message of environmental sustainability. Cam has an incredible life story having grown up in his family's zoo and sanctuary; Hertfordshire Zoo and The Big Cat Sanctuary. All ages welcome, brilliant for those 5+ and their grown-ups.

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Jon Chase: Science Rapper

Saturday 8 June, 1:00 - 1:45 pm

Learn all about space and our relationship with it using raps and demos! What keeps the planets in orbit? What are the seasons all about? What is the Sun? How much do you really weigh? Jon Chase is a science communicator, author and rapper. He has presented science for BBC Learning on TV and YouTube. He was awarded the Josh Award in Science Communication and is known for his family-friendly science raps, which he has produced for organisations including NASA and the BBC. All ages welcome, brilliant for 6-11 year olds and their grown-ups

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In Conversation: Turi King

Saturday 8 June, 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Turi King’s expertise areas are ancient/forensic DNA research and public engagement. Formerly Professor of Genetics and Public Engagement at the University of Leicester, she has joined the University of Bath as the Director of the Milner Centre for Evolution. She is probably best known for having led the identification of the remains of King Richard III and as co-presenter of BBC DNA Family Secrets with Stacey Dooley. All ages welcome, brilliant for 12+.

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In Conversation: Hugh Warwick

Saturday 8 June, 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Hugh Warwick is an ecologist, writer and hedgehog expert. He is the author of several books on hedgehogs and beavers and a number of other non-fiction narratives including Linescapes and The Beauty in the Beast. He has written for BBC Wildlife, New Scientist, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph, and is the spokesperson for the Hedgehog Preservation Society.

Hugh will share highlights and readings from his latest book “The Cull of the Wild” which explores the complex history of species control, revealing the global movement of species and the impacts of their presence. All ages welcome, brilliant for 12+.

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Henleaze Concert Society: Music for a Blue Planet

Saturday 8 June, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

In collaboration with the Festival of Nature, the Bristol Ensemble takes you on a breathtaking musical exploration of our beautiful planet with music from the BBC series Blue Planet by George Fenton together with Schubert’s enduringly popular Trout Quintet. Written by the young composer at just 22 years of age, it has a freshness and serenity that has engaged players and audiences for nearly 200 years.

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Barton Hill Family Day

Sunday 9 June, 10am - 5pm

Discover a whole world of exciting green science at the University of Bristol’s community based micro-campus. Chat with our fantastic environmental researchers and get hands on with some cool experiments and interactive educational games. Explore our investigations into climate change, animal and plant life and see how you can help save our endangered world.

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Family Woodland Adventure

Sunday 9 June, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Join Somer Valley Rediscovered for a fun-filled morning exploring the great outdoors at our Family Woodland Adventure! Steve England will lead you through bushcraft skills in Waterside Valley, perfect for nature-loving families looking for an exciting outdoor experience.

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Sunshine on the Fallen Tree

All week, 10:30am - 3:30pm

Pif Paf’s Sunshine on a Fallen Tree is an immersive sound and light sculpture, made from Ash trees felled due to Ash Dieback.

As you walk through its branches and take a seat in the canopy, the work will invite you to reflect on the decline of the Ash Tree and the energy and optimism we need to fill the spaces created when we lose species to climate change.

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Echoes from the Aviary

All week, 10:30am - 3:30pm

Colour, collage and sound are filling Tyntesfield’s aviary all week. Young people from Hartcliffe have been working with artists Oshii and Jono Gilmurray to create a sound and visual art installation, exploring the history of the building and the bird life that would have inhabited it. The final artwork encourages us to learn from history and think about how we can look after nature and our birdlife in future.

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Nature Trails at Bath and North East Somerset Libraries

All week

Prepare yourself for a wild adventure at B&NES Libraries! Drop in to Bath, Midsomer Norton and Keynsham libraries to take part in an exciting nature trail, running all week.

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Broad Meadow

All week, 11am - 6pm

Imagine a colourful, tranquil wildflower meadow amidst the hustle and bustle of Bristol’s built-up shopping centre, Broadmead. With their new project Broad Meadow, artists Sylvia Rimat and Charli Clark are growing that very place. You’re invited to take a seat and relax in a wildflower meadow installation. 

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