Family Event Full Listings
Here you can find NNDC's programme of family fun days in some of our finest parks and woodlands and most beautiful beaches for 2013.
Please note: open fires and bbqs are not permitted on any site managed or owned by NNDC.
Bacton Wood Events
|Bee homes and wild flowers||Thursday 30th May||10am to 12 noon||Make a bee home to put up in your garden. Come study wild flowers with the rangers.||£2 per bee home|
|Butterflies and Moths||Thursday 30th May||1.30pm to 3.30pm||Making homes and how to attract these lovely insects.||£2 per child|
|Night time wildlife walk with Peter Walton||Friday July 12th||
|Please meet in the main car park, and bring a torch.||£3 adults kids free entry|
|Water rockets.||Thursday 1st August.||10am to 12 noon||Make a rocket and fire it into space.Looking at stars and the planets you find in space. Please bring an empty plastic 2 litre fizzy pop bottle.||£2 per child.|
|Woodland survival skills for kids||Thursday 1st August||1.30pm to 3.30pm||£2 per child.|
|Lost in the jungle; shelter building.||Tuesday 20th August||10am to 1pm.||Can you survive in the woods? Bring a picnic. Lunch not provided.||£3 per child|
|Mini beast Hunt||Tuesday 20th August||2.30pm to 3.30pm||£1 per child|
|Sheringham Beach||Tuesday 6 August 2013||1.30pm to 3pm||Creatures in our sea||Beach scavenger hunt. Make your favorite sea creature from pebbles. How to help protect your beach and the sea animals. Free entry. Please meet the rangers at the car park by the Crown Pub.|
|West Runton beach||Wednesday August 7th 2013||2.00pm to 4.00pm||Rock pooling for monsters||Learn to rock pool. Different creatures that live in the sea. Also looking at fish and crustacean species that live off our shores. Free entry. Please bring a net and bucket. Wear shoes with grips. Please meet the rangers on the sea wall by the beach; they will be wearing green t shirts.|
Holt Country Park Events
|Spiders and bug hunt||Tuesday 28th May||10am to 12 noon||No booking required||£1 per child|
|Making mini beasts homes to put in your garden||Tuesday 28th May||1.30pm to 3.30pm||No booking required.||£2 per child|
|Night creatures||Friday June 7th||Nightjars, moths and bats start 8.30pm. Moths 10.30pm||Please bring a torch.||£3 per adult. Kids free entry.|
|Sculpture building using woodland material.||Thursday 25th July||10am to 12 noon.||Outdoor art workshop with local sculptor Mike Thody and the rangers||£2 per child.|
|Muddy Boots Volunteers||Thursday 25th July||2pm to 4pm.||
Practical Woodland management skills for kids. Learn how to look after a wood and its wildlife.
With practical conservation work. Wildlife study. Refreshments provided.
|Lost in the jungle; shelter building.||Monday 29th July||10am to 1pm||Can you survive in the woods? Bring a picnic. Lunch not provided.||£3 per child.|
|Dinosaur and Ice Age Trail||Wednesday 31st July||2pm to 4pm.||£2 per child|
|Muddy boots volunteers||Monday 12th August||Join in the fun anytime from 10.00am to 11.30 noon||Practical project. Help make a wildlife area in the sensory garden with the rangers at Holt Country Park.||Free of charge|
|Pirate trail and treasure hunt||Monday 12th August||1.30pm to 3.30pm||Can you find the pirates treasure? Prize for every pirate||£2 per child|
|Fun Day Out||Thursday 15th August||10.00am to 4.00pm||Activities, mini beast hunt, tai chi, Nordic walking, arty wildlife, survival shelters, sport activities, bouncy castle, storytelling, archery, family trail, face painting, fun run. Tea and coffee for sale.||£3 per child. Adults free.|
|Toddler day||Tuesday 27th August||
10am to 12 noon
1pm to 2pm
Toddler trail round the woods. Baby animals.
Art and craft activities.
Why not bring a picnic? Holt Country Park has toilet facilities.
|Muddy boots volunteers||Wednesday 28th August||Join in the fun anytime from 1.30pm to 3.30pm||Conservation work with the rangers. No booking required. Open to all ages. Gloves provided. Please wear outdoor clothes. Please meet the rangers outside the visitor center.||Free entry|
|Mammals in the wood.||Thursday 29th August||10am to 12 noon||Studying mammals that live in the countryside. Looking at mammals signs and tracks. Habitats and behavior. Ranger led activity.||£2 per child.|
Pretty Corner Wood Events
|Summer Fair||Thursday 22nd August||10.30am to 4pm||Farm animals from Melsop park farm, donkey rides, face painting, mini beast hunt, family woodland trail, shelter building, sculpture building, orienteering, arty wildlife, woodland crafts, woodland music, horse logging. Story telling.||Free entry|
|Super safari with the rangers||Thursday 29th August||2pm to 4pm||Explore the pretty woods to find creatures of the deep.||£2 per child|
Sadler's Wood Events
|Shelter building||Wednesday 29th May||Starts at 2pm to 4pm||Make a shelter from woodland material. Can you make it waterproof? The rangers will make it rain.||£1 per child|
|Muddy boots volunteers||Thursday June 13th||Join in the fun anytime from 10am to 12 noon||Conservation work with the rangers. No booking required. Open to all ages. Tea/coffee. Gloves provided. Please wear outdoor clothes. Please meet the rangers at the bottom of the playing field||Free entry|
|Sculpture building out of woodland material||Wednesday 31st July||2pm to 4pm||Please meet the rangers at the bottom of the playing field||£1 per child.|
|Mini beast hunt||Thursday 8th August||10am to 12 noon||Please meet the rangers at the bottom of the playing field||£1 per child|
|Water rockets||Thursday 8th August||1.30pm to 3.30pm||Make a rocket and fire it into space. Please bring an empty plastic 2 litre fizzy pop bottle. Please meet the rangers at the bottom of the playing field.|
|Summer Fair||Sunday 18th August||10.30am to 3pm|
|Muddy boots volunteers||Thursday 12th September||Join in the fun anytime from 10am to 12 noon||Conservation work with the rangers. No booking required. Open to all ages. Tea/coffee. Gloves provided. Please wear outdoor clothes. Please meet the rangers on the playing field.||Free entry|
Bacton Wood events start from the main car park. Please wait for rangers or group leaders to guide you. Only enter wood if you know exact location of event. For all events, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Under 2s gain free entry to events, unless stated otherwise. We advise you to bring pushchairs for tiny tired feet. Please wear suitable outdoor clothes. Please keep dogs on leads during events. Post code NR28 9UE.
There are no toilets at Bacton Wood, however North Walsham town is less than 5 minutes drive away.
Holt Country Park events start from the Visitor Centre. Please wait for the rangers or group leaders. Do not enter wood unless you know exact location of event. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please keep dogs on leads during events. We advise you to bring pushchairs for tired tiny feet. Please wear suitable outdoor clothes. Post code NR25 6SP.
Sadler's Wood is located in North Walsham, between Chestnut Avenue (off Brick kiln road) and Happisburgh road on the eastern edge of North Walsham. Parking not provided. No toilets or facilities. Please meet the rangers at the bottom of the playing field. Post code NR28 9XZ.
Pretty Corner Woods, Sheringham, Pretty Corner Lane. Post code NR26 8NZ
- For ALL events children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Rangers will be wearing dark green shirts
- Please dress accordingly and wear sunscreen.
- Please note there will be a charge for parking.
- Please wear shoes or wellies that have a grip, suitable for walking on beaches.
- Dogs are not permitted in the blue flag areas on the beach.
While every effort is made to keep to the dates and times, we reserve the right to cancel any event at short notice. The Ranger can be contacted on 07920 576634.
Contact the Ranger on 07920 576634 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or Tel: 01263 516298