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Children's Activity Event, Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018, £30-£20

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Address

Newton Lane,
Ledston,
Castleford,
WF10 2BH

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Details

Big Wild Sleepout is back for our 4th year at Fairburn Ings: an exciting chance to camp out on the reserve with your whole family and join us for a nocturnal adventure.

From bats, moths and minibeasts to late night singers and marvellous mammals. You can let your imagination run free with varied and exciting daytime activities, then get up close and personal with creatures after dark.

We’ve added a hands on twist this year- learn how to make your own fire (without matches!) as part of our additional bushcraft session.

There will be plenty of fun for big kids too, with den building, night-time wildlife walks, moth trapping and late night astronomy. Gaze up at the stars, roast marshmallows over a camp fire, and immerse yourselves in nature.

Relax in the morning and share stories about what went bump in the night. Will you be lucky enough to spot a fox or a badger?

Pitch a tent, grab a torch, and get stuck in!

Booking is essential. To book please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-wild-sleepout-2018-tickets-46145213576?aff=es2

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcome

The visitor centre, family trail and Lin Dike trail are accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Lin Dike hide was highly commended in recent Natural Environmental Biffa awards and the site was awarded Quality Assured Status in 2007.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018 12:00 to 23:00 00:00 to 11:00

Prices

Adult £30 (£24 RSPB Members), Children £25 (£20 RSPB Members)

Location

Directions

See location of RSPB Fairburn Ings on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 451278  Lat: 53.74481 Long: -1.31660

By Road:
Leave the A1 at junction 42 for the A63, and follow signs for Fairburn village on the A1246. Once in the village turn right at Wagon and Horses public house. At the T-junction turn right, and the reserve is 1.5 miles on the left.

Car parking is free for RSPB members and £3 for non members

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Castleford Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Castleford Bus Station

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

The visitor centre, family trail and Lin Dike trail are accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Lin Dike hide was highly commended in recent Natural Environmental Biffa awards and the site was awarded Quality Assured Status in 2007.