Big Wild Weekend!

Calling all minibeast detectives, plant enthusiasts and nature lovers – we’re going wild!

Join us for the Hawk Conservancy Trust’s Big Wild Weekend – a festival of British nature, where we’ll be showcasing the wonderful natural world on our doorsteps.

In addition to our daily timetable, we have a wide range of extra activities planned, and special guests from other UK Conservation charities coming to the Trust for this special weekend only. Alongside watching our birds take flight, we’ll get you involved to discover more about nature, so you don’t need to be an expert already!

There’ll be extra activities, special guests and our birds in flight added to our timetable over Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July.

Join us on this bonanza weekend from Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 July, when alongside our normal daily activities, you can join in with a range of fantastic nature-focused activities at no extra cost!

Timetable to be announced soon!


Our special guests include...

Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly Conservation is a British charity devoted to saving butterflies, moths and their habitats throughout the UK. Butterfly Conservation aims to maintain and enhance landscapes for butterflies and moths. The charity provides advice to landowners and managers on how to conserve and restore habitats. Find out more on their website.

The Wildlife Trusts (Saturday only)

The Wildlife Trusts is a movement made up of 46 Wildlife Trusts: independent charities with a shared mission. For more than a century the The Wildlife Trusts have been saving wildlife and wild places, increasing people’s awareness and understanding of the natural world, and deepening people’s relationship with it. Find out more on their website.

Hampshire Bat Group (Sunday only)

As a partner group to the Bat Conservation Trust, the Hampshire Bat Group aim to promote and support bat conservation in Hampshire and to raise public awareness about these fascinating animals.  Bats need our help because they face many threats, including from loss of habitat, loss of roost sites, light pollution and decline in the abundance of nocturnal insects. The local group is made up of volunteer members. Find out more on their website.

Hampshire Forest Partnership

The Hampshire Forest Partnership has been set up so communities can get involved in caring for Hampshire’s woodlands and planting more trees. With the help of the public their goal is to pant one million trees by 2050 – safeguarding existing trees, but also planting more for future generations to enjoy, leaving a legacy in leaves. Find out more on their website.

Volunteers from the Hawk Conservancy Trust

Throughout this special weekend, volunteers from the Hawk Conservancy Trust will be sharing updates on their work to help our biodiversity on site thrive.

Our avid team of Beekeeping volunteers will be chatting all about the hives we have in Reg’s Wildflower Meadow, and how you can support bees on your own patch. Our biodiversity volunteers will be chatting about the wonderful flora and fauna that has been recorded across the Trust’s 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow over the years.

Book your tickets for a fantastic day out in the countryside for all the family. Make sure you arrive early to make the most of our full daily timetable!
Did you know?
Feathers can account for about 14-20% of the total weight of a bird.
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