Festival of Nature’s Accessible Events

We want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy nature this summer! As part of the Festival of Nature 2024 we’re running a series of free events for Disabled people.

With a mix of in-person and online activities, we’ve designed the events specifically for Disabled adults and people with chronic illness.

We’d be happy to answer your accessibility questions at festival@bnhc.org.uk.

There are three images next to each other. Two people talking in front of plants in a pond at Wild Weekend, a person outdoors in a wheelchair, and people relaxing in deckchairs in the sun at Wild Weekend on Millennium Square.

Disabled People's Social at Wild Weekend

Sunday 2 June, 10am - 5pm

Millennium Square, Bristol

Join us at Wild Weekend on Sunday 2 June to learn about nature and meet other Disabled people. There will be a social lunch, quiet hour in the morning, support for people’s access needs, mini-bus transport, and two BSL tours for Deaf people.

Booking essential - BOOK HERE

BSL Tours at Wild Weekend

Saturday 1 June, 11am - 12noon and 1 - 2pm

Sunday 2 June, 10 - 11am and 1 - 2pm

Info Tent, Anchor Square, Bristol

Take a tour of Wild Weekend event with BSL translation. Meet the fantastic organisations that are looking after nature and take part in nature activities. No need to book, just arrive at the Wild Weekend info tent on Anchor Square before the tour start time.

Leigh Woods Online Walk

Monday 3 June, 4 - 4:30pm

Online

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.

Watch on YouTube here (10 minutes long) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86J1RZUW_lo

An image of the Moving Mountains book by Louise Kenward. The book cover is black with colourful leaves and feathers on the design around the title. The book is placed on some stones and pebbles.

Moving Mountains with Louise Kenward

Monday 3 June, 7 - 8pm

Online

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.

This event is now SOLD OUT. Join the waitlist here - BOOK HERE

Am image of swans at the WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre site. The swans are in a small lake in front of a grey building.

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre Walk and Roll

Tuesday 4 June, 12 - 2pm

WWT Slimbridge, Bowditch, WWT GL2 7BT

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 that can be found 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 11:00 am, arrival home 3:00 pm.

Booking essential - BOOK HERE

This image is of a large wetland area at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. The wetland has many birds in the water and flying above in the sky, with fields in the background.

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre Online Walk

Wednesday 5 June, 1 - 2:30pm

Online

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.

Booking essential - BOOK HERE

An image of Tyntesfield house taken from the gardens. There is a tree in blossom in the foreground, as well as green hedges.

National Trust Tyntesfield Online Walk

Friday 7 June, 1 - 2:30pm

Online

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.

Booking essential - BOOK HERE

An image of a persons hands making a wreath out of flowers and foliage.

Get Crafty with Nature! Online Session

Saturday 8 June, 1 - 2pm

Online

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 event is now SOLD OUT. Join the waitlist here - BOOK HERE

Click here to check out other events in this year's Festival of Nature programme


Festival of Nature 2024 is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery Players, we have been able to programme a series of events for Disabled people.