Wild Wednesday Drop In Sessions

Wild Wednesday Drop In Sessions


Organizer: Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre

Name: Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre

Phone: 01768 778469

Email: whinlatter@forestryengland.uk

Website: https://www.forestryengland.uk/whinlatter


Whinlatter Pass
Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5TW

Price Notes

Cost: £3.50 per child per session, no charge for under 3s. No booking required, please drop in and pay on the day. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult (no charge for accompanying adults).


From Keswick: Take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Visitor Centre Sign Posts.


Join the Whinlatter team and explore the amazing nature right here in the forest!

Taking place every Wednesday, these sessions are perfect for introducing your little ones to the natural world and helping to create a lifelong love of the outdoors.

Wednesday 27 July

Pond Dip

Discover the murky world of Predators and prey in the depths of the pond.

Then create your own creature using natural forest materials.


Wednesday 3 August

Forest Story Walk

Take a leaf out of the forest book - where in the world have our trees come from?

Use the beautiful leaves you have collected to make a forest book-mark.


Wednesday 10 August

Food from the Forest Walk

Kill or cure – find out more about how the plants in the forest were used in the past, then have fun squashing out plant dye to make a colourful wall hanging.


Wednesday 17 August

Squirrel Run

Follow the rangers on their round to fill the squirrel feeders and find out more about these fascinating creatures before making your own pinecone squirrel to take home.


Wednesday 24 August

‘Flying through the Forest’ Walk

Raptors to Robins – what birds live in our forest? How are their bodies and lifestyle adapted to forest living?

Make a tasty pine-cone treat for your wild birds at home.


Wednesday 31st August

Minibeast Hunt

Meet the real Superworm and friends – come searching for minibeasts and find out more about the amazing worms that squirm their way through the earth beneath us.

Clay-craft your own minibeast to take home.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
27/07/2022 27/07/2022 11am to 12.30pm
03/08/2022 03/08/2022 11am to 12.30pm
10/08/2022 10/08/2022 11am to 12.30pm
17/08/2022 17/08/2022 11am to 12.30pm
24/08/2022 24/08/2022 11am to 12.30pm
31/08/2022 31/08/2022 11am to 12.30pm