Another of Jenny's weekly blogs. This time looking forward to next week, and the half-term holidays


May half term is a wonderful time to get the kids outdoors in the sunshine (fingers crossed!). Here at Frampton we’ve got a whole host of events and activities for little ones to enjoy.


We’ll be kicking the week off with our monthly Walkies with Wildlife on Sunday 26 May. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the dog-friendly areas of the reserve accompanied by a friendly local guide who will point out seasonal wildlife along the way. This is an excellent introduction to the reserve if you haven’t visited us before. Don’t worry if you don’t have a four-legged friend to join you, non-dog owners are welcome too. Booking is essential, for more details please follow this link 


Throughout the rest of the week we’ll be holding children’s activities including miniature raft building, guided pond dipping and bug hunting. Please note booking is essential for these activities, please see the events pages for details.


Tuesday 28 May – Miniature Raft Building 

Make your own vessel using natural materials then put it to the test in our water tank. All the fun of raft building without getting wet!


Wednesday 29 May – Guided Pond Dipping 

Ever wondered what lurks beneath? Grab a net and join us to find beasts from the deep in our wildlife pond. Once we’ve caught our creatures we’ll identify what we’ve caught!


Thursday 30 May – Mini Monsters Bug Hunt  

Use your wildlife detective skills to find and identify minibeasts! You’ll be shown how to catch creepy crawlies and an expert guide will be on hand to help identify what you’ve caught.


If you’re coming down to the reserve for one of these activities, make a day of it by hiring one of our activity backpacks to take around the reserve. For £2, you’ll get a pair of kid-size binoculars, a bug pot and a booklet full of fun activities to do around the reserve and at home. We’ve also got free activity sheets including sound map making, photo hunting (with prizes!) and much more!