talk: Wildlife at the Park
Allan Archer from talk: Wildlife will be joining us again this year to deliver a number of wildlife walks, talks and activities. Designed specifically for families, the events are suitable for all ages, fact-filled and great fun.
Based in the white marquee, talk: Wildlife caters for families, schools and groups using the sites wild areas, including the lakes.
New for 2023
If you love wildlife and can’t get enough of it, this club will be right up your street. It offers plenty of opportunities for some hands-on investigation of the natural world. The great news is, if you are camping at the park, you can join in for free during your visit! Casual visitors are also welcome for £3.00 per person. Keep your eye on the website, social media and the camp noticeboard for details.
If you are camping you’ll find information in your welcome pack!
Join the team: Wildlife members as they explore the wildlife found in the park and surrounding area. The walks, talks and hands-on events are ideal for families, those new to wildlife and wildlife hobbyists. These are family events so children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult.
There are 22 activities running at weekends and during school holidays including:
DINOSAURS IN YOUR GARDEN: From T-rex to Troglodytes troglodytes (Wren) via Archaeopteryx let’s follow the dinosaurs’ path to your bird table.
DRAGON ATTACK: An introductory talk and walk to discover the dragonflies that can be found around the park’s lakes, river and run-off channels.
EXIT LIGHT - ENTER NIGHT: As dusk turns to nightfall, we’ll get the torches out and see what we can stumble across as nature’s night shift takes over the park.
MOTHS TO A FLAME: Meet the moths we caught in the moth-trap and find out about their lives and relationship to butterflies.
OWL'S LUNCHBOX: Learn about the UK’s owl species before we dissect some Barn Owl pellets to discover what they feed on.
For a complete list of events and the dates they run, visit - teamwildlife.net.
Join team: Wildlife!
If you want a regular wildlife fix, you could join the club. Whilst you can join in the activities as a casual visitor, if you are local to the park and want to attend a few of the activities there are clear benefits to becoming a member of team: Wildlife.
Membership is for a family of up to four people based at the same address and includes:
Free access to over 20 different wildlife activities
Discounted prices on paid-for wildlife activities
Membership pack and card
Monthly wildlife activity e-newsletter
Access to the team: Wildlife member web pages
Discounts from partner organisations
A £20.00 voucher to spend at Cley Spy
Free quarterly guided walks at other nature reserves
ANNUAL PRICE £40.00 PER FAMILY
Schools and Groups
talk: Wildlife delivers a number of activities for schools and groups both from the park and as outreach.
The park is set in 32-acres of Norfolk’s wonderful countryside It is sensitively managed with wildlife in mind. It's many hedgerows provide suitable habitats for a variety of flora and fauna species, making it an ideal location for learning about natural history.
Facilities: Classroom sized Education Marquee, toilets, pond dipping, plenty of picnic space, a playground, and car/coach parking. The park also has a café where snacks, drinks etc can be purchased if required.
Allan provides support for school teachers in the delivery of the Science and Geography curricula through natural history activities.
The activities are interactive and designed to encourage debate amongst the pupils, self-thinking and problem solving where appropriate. Whilst structured, the activities are fun and informal to encourage inclusive participation.
Curriculum based activities are available for all levels of primary school (Years 1 to 6) and include food chains, habitats, classification and life cycles. In addition, Allan offers a number of natural history activities. Reception classes are also catered for.
Visit the talk: Wildlife website for details.
From nature walks and activities to wildlife talks, Allan delivers a number of informative, entertaining events for groups. Children groups, such as Cubs and Guides and holiday clubs are catered for as well as adult hobby and interest clubs. Bespoke activities can also be arranged for home schoolers.
COMING SOON – talk: Wildlife will be introducing natural history patches for the Guiding and Scouting Movement.
Visit the talk: Wildlife website for details.
Explore on your own
If you are visiting the park, you could go on your own adventure by completing one of the many self-led trails. Look out for the ‘Fun and Facts’ trails during the holidays, the ‘Spot-it’ sheets, talks and more. Pick up the trail sheets from the café or talk wildlife hut.
Keep your eye on the events section of the website, social media and the camp noticeboard for details. If you are camping, you’ll find information in your welcome pack.
Camp residents ask us for your monthly Wildlife Activity packs.