The bears are back, the bees are buzzing and the blossom trees are blooming as the popular wildlife park unveils a budding line-up for some family fun this Spring.
From Saturday 2 April – Monday 18 April, Kent’s most egg-cellent animal park, Wildwood, will be helping visitors put a spring in their step with a host of family fun activities and a line-up of furry favourites.
Spring has sprung
In celebration of the coming of Spring and the joys of natural rebirth, around 800 newly planted native trees – the majority of which we expect to be in bloom – will provide the perfect backdrop for a family photo (or instagram shot) that can be cherry-sh’d for years to come.
Eagle-eyed visitors may even be able to spot a glimpse of some new additions which could include baby boars, chough chicks, and baby storks if we’re lucky! Meanwhile, some old favourites will be rearing their heads in the form of Eurasian brown bear brothers Fluff and Scruff. Fresh outta torpor, the popular duo will be re-emerging after a near four-month hibernation.
Find out more…
For those looking to learn more about some of the park’s magnificent animals, there’ll be a host of daily educational talks (and some animal feeds) on everything from the bison and the bears to the owls and the otters.*
Daily activities for young animal enthusiasts will also be on offer with touch tables and craft workshops all on the line-up. And ahead of the highly anticipated launch of the ground-breaking Wilder Blean project – which will see bison released into Blean Woods later this year – there will also be a bison trail. The trail will explore the role of bison as ecosystem engineers and the role they can play in helping to combat climate change.
To find out more about Wildwood’s cracking Easter line-up and to book your tickets, click here.
*Talks and activities may vary, please check the noticeboard on entry to the park for daily details. All talks take place at the animals’ enclosures unless noted.
- All of our activities and events are free to paying visitors and members but spaces may be limited.
- Please note that from Sunday 27 March the park will be adopting summer opening times. Check the homepage of the website for details.
Wildwood Trust opened in 1999 as a centre of excellence for the conservation of British wildlife. It was established as a registered charity in 2002. Wildwood is Kent’s best British wildlife park.
Home to over 200 native animals, past and present, and set in 16 hectares (40 acres) of beautiful ancient woodland. Visitors can see bears, wolves, bison, deer, owls, foxes, red squirrels, wild boar, lynx, wild horses, badgers and beavers plus many more.
As a leading British animal conservation charity, The Wildwood Trust is dedicated to saving the UK’s most threatened wildlife. Our ground-breaking conservation programmes currently include Wilder Blean, a project to bring bison to the Blean Woods, and restoring the almost-extinct chough (“chuff”) to Kent and the south coast.