What’s on in Bath during this year’s Festival of Nature?

23rd May 2022

Find out what's going on in Bath during this year's Festival of Nature 10-18 June.


Buzz and Scuttle Outdoor Exhibition

When: Friday 10 – Saturday 18 June

Where: Royal Victoria Park play area, Marlborough Lane, Bath BA1 2NQ

Visit the exhibition display by artist Marian Hill at the play area in Royal Victoria Park throughout the Festival. Learn more about our local fascinating beetles and pollinators. How do they help us by clearing up waste and pests, and what minibeasts thrive on our ‘weeds’?

More info: https://www.bnhc.org.uk/festival-of-nature/buzz-and-scuttle-outdoor-exhibition/

Den-building at Bath City Farm

When: Saturday 11 June 1 - 3pm

Where: Bath City Farm, Kelston View, Whiteway, Bath BA2 1NW

Build dens at Bath City Farm using junk materials and play games to learn about food webs, including where our food comes from and who is eating who. Come and see some of the farm animals and enjoy the views of Bath during your visit.

More info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/den-building-at-bath-city-farm-festival-of-nature-tickets-321212002747

Get Fishing Awards Bronze and Silver sessions

When: Sunday 12 June 3 - 6pm

Where: Tucking Mill Cottages, Midford, Bath BA2 7DB

Come and try fishing and discover the wonders of angling! Whether you’re fishing for the first time, heading out for a day out with the family, or getting back into angling, fishing is a great way to get out there doing something different and teach kids new outdoor skills.

More info: https://anglingtrust.net/events/get-a-get-fishing-award-at-festival-of-nature-tucking-mill-midford-bath-ba2-7db/

Get Fishing Awards Gold session

When: Tuesday 14 June 3 - 5pm

Where: Tucking Mill Cottages, Midford, Bath BA2 7DB

Come and try fishing and discover the wonders of angling! Whether you’re fishing for the first time, heading out for a day out with the family, or getting back into angling, fishing is a great way to get out there doing something different and teach kids new outdoor skills. Participants must register for the Bronze and Silver event on Sunday 12 June 2022 AND this Gold event.

More info: https://anglingtrust.net/events/get-a-get-fishing-award-at-festival-of-nature-tucking-mill-midford-bath-ba2-7db-2/

Buttercup meadow meditation

When: Tuesday 14 June 1.30 - 3.30pm

Where: Bath City Farm, Kelston View, Whiteway, Bath BA2 1NW

A guided experience in the meadows of bath city farm, bringing you closer to the ecology and beauty of the land as we near solstice. Through a practice in deep ecology mindfulness, you will move from the “knowing thinking mind” to the “experiencing mind” through the immediacy of the living world.

More info: https://bookwhen.com/ecowild/e/ev-syio-20220614133000

Gardening for wildlife at Sydney Gardens

When: Wednesday 15 June 2 - 4pm

Where: Sydney Gardens, Sydney Road, Bath BA2 6NT

Hands-on gardening training session with practical elements which will take place outdoors in Sydney Gardens. In this course we’ll identify which plants benefit insects and what we can do to encourage other wildlife including pollinators into the garden.

More info: https://www.citizenticket.co.uk/events/festival-of-nature/gardening-for-wildlife/

Summer meadows walk with Bathscape

When: Thursday 16 June 10.30 - 12pm

Where: Corner of North Parade/Duke Street, Bath

Join Bathscape's Dan Merrett for a stroll up from the city centre to see the wildflower rich meadows in full flower. Join us during the perfect time to visit the National Trust’s Bathwick Fields and see what wildflowers and butterflies are found on the city’s doorstep.

More info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-meadows-tickets-323032237117

Natural Pathways

When: Thursday 16 June 10 - 2.30pm

When: Bath City Farm, Kelston View, Whiteway, Bath BA2 1NW

A friendly wildlife conservation group with a focus to improve people’s mental wellbeing. You’ll be learning lots about wildlife and conservation. This is a small group aimed at improving low moods or stress through nature-based mindfulness. The sessions are led by experienced members of staff from Avon Wildlife Trust who will guide you through the various activities, giving demonstrations and individual support.

More info: http://bathcityfarm.org.uk/whats-on/natural-pathways/

An introduction to wildlife photography with George Cook

When: Thursday 16 June 10 - 2.30pm

When: Bath City Farm, Kelston View, Whiteway, Bath BA2 1NW

A friendly wildlife conservation group with a focus to improve people’s mental wellbeing. You’ll be learning lots about wildlife and conservation. This is a small group aimed at improving low moods or stress through nature-based mindfulness. The sessions are led by experienced members of staff from Avon Wildlife Trust who will guide you through the various activities, giving demonstrations and individual support.

More info: https://www.citizenticket.co.uk/events/festival-of-nature/an-introduction-to-wildlife-photography-with-george-cook/

Nature at Night in Bath

When: Friday 17 June 9 - 11pm

Where: Percy Community Centre, New King Street, Bath, BA1 2BN

As the sunsets on Bath, we’ll explore how the city comes alive after dark. Join the Festival of Nature, CPREBath Astronomers, and wildlife experts for a nocturnal adventure of wildlife spotting and star gazing, as we discover the importance of darkness. Keep your eyes peeled for bats, moths, foxes and all the night time wildlife that calls Bath home!

Sign up: https://www.citizenticket.co.uk/events/festival-of-nature/nature-at-night/