Splash about in streams, wander through woodlands and explore new places to discover the fantastic variety of wildlife which thrives in our countryside. Get up close with nature!​

From pond dipping, moth trapping to bird box building, our Safari leaders will help you find, identify and explore the lives of creatures great and small. All the family will be amazed at what is out there! ​

You will have one day free so that you and your family can get off the beaten track and explore. Ask your adventure leader on the best places to visit in the area!

For a full list of activities, see our timetable below. Our activities are most suitable for children aged 6 – 12 however younger and older children are welcome to join in. Children should be accompanied by a guardian on all activities. If your child will be under the age of three on time of arrival, please select the ‘Infant’ booking option so they can attend for free!

Tutor: Adventure Leaders

This experience will be led by our experienced and enthusiastic adventure leaders.

  • Child in fern bushes
  • ladybirds
  • Children looking in ground
  • Bird on a branch

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Example Timetable

All activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions at the time.


  • Arrive and welcome
  • Ice breakers - Time to get to know your Adventure Leaders and the other families.


  • Rock pooling at Black Rock in Dale Village - Get a closer look at some rocky shore species
  • Wildlife Orientated Team Games -Test out your communication skills and teamwork as you compete in a variety of wildlife themed family team games. Who will be the winner!
  • Nature Night Walk - An evening stroll around the grounds looking for signs of night-time wildlife. Find out what it’s like to be a bat and hopefully hear some different species of bats using a bat detector.


  • Orienteering - Are you good at using treasure maps?  Build your skills to see if you can solve the clues and find your way around.  You never know what you may find!
  • Bushcraft Afternoon - Learn new survival skills in the woods!  We will be cooking our evening meal on the fires we build and eating out in the wild.


  • Free Day - Get off the beaten track and explore with your family. Ask your Adventure Leader on the best places to visit in the area!


  • Day Walk - A walk around the Stackpole Estate's beautiful stretch of coastline with it's award-winning sandy beaches, tranquil wooded valleys and lily ponds. On this guided walk we hope to spy as many species as you can to fill in on our spotter sheets. Don't forget to pack your binoculars if you have some!
  • Mammals and Moths - Have a go at setting up humane mammal and moth traps ready for us to see what has visited us in the morning.


  • Mammals and Moths - Discover what has been out at night in our centre grounds by opening up our small mammal and moth traps. Learn how traps are used for scientific monitoring and what happens with the data collected.
  • Conservation activity - To keep our centre nature friendly, we regularly take part in conservation activities such making a bird box or bug hotel!
  • Free evening

Friday Morning

  • Depart

What's Included

Before You Attend

What to bring

  • Waterproof coat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Lunch box
  • Water bottle
  • Rucksack
  • Towel
  • Sun cream
  • Sun hat
  • Please bring plenty of extra layers and spare clothes, you never know what the weather will be like!

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