RSPB “Big wild sleepout event” at Wytham Woods
(Wytham woods, Wytham, Oxford OX2 8QQ)
Saturday 10 August and Sunday 11 August
Start: 4 pm to pitch tents (optional 2pm guided walk if you want to see the woods in the daylight – this is open to the general public)
Finish: 10.30 – 11.00 am Sunday
Costs: RSPB Members: Adult £30/child £18 and Non RSPB members: Adult £38/child £22 (includes tasty BBQ from 6pm with optional extra cooked breakfast)
A unique opportunity for you and your family to camp out over night at Oxford University’s famous research woodland. Home to an amazing collection of wildlife this is your chance to sleepout in their home. The woods are normally only open to those with permits and we are delighted to invite you to join us for your most memorable night of the school holidays!
Activities will include:
An evening badger watch and night-time walk with bat detectors. Experts from the university will share insights of these most studied badgers and a chance to peek into the lives of the bats. We will run moth traps to find who else was flying around the woods.
Follow a woodland trail and get ideas about how to bring wildlife into your garden
A campfire will let us share our wildlife stories and of course toast marshmallows!
Learn bushcraft skills with www.wildernesspioneers.co.uk. You will be shown how to pitch tarps for your overnight stay. Fire-making demo on Sunday morning. Tarps will be provided and you will join the main group for the evening meal. This activity has limited space so please request your spaces when you make your booking.
Please note NO DOGS are allowed at this event.
For more information visit http://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-348186. Booking essential as places are limited, contact Lucy Brown Tel: 01295 676443[email protected]
Bring own camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, pegs, mallet, torch, sleeping mat, warm clothes, waterproofs) along with tea/coffee, mugs, plates and cutlery. Water (hot & cold) and milk will be provided for drinks. Please do not bring camping stoves.
For more about Wytham woods watch The Laboratory With Leaves video on Youtube.