The Festival of Nature is the UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world. Returning to Bath and Bristol this summer, the week-long celebration also marks its 15th successful year.
Running from 2-10 June, a bumper week of activities and events finds something for all nature-lovers to enjoy. Highlights include a Pop Up Wildlife Party at Green Park station in Bath and a topical talk entitled Beyond Plastics, bringing together conservationists and campaigners to discuss how banishing plastics can help create a tidal wave of environmental change.
Kids and adults can explore the new ‘wild’ area in the festival’s amphitheatre and visit the riverside wildlife park, which will feature a wildlife garden and a miniature forest. Families can also explore how nature connects to different parts of everyday life with a fascinating focus on nature and health, new technologies and virtual reality, plus a special showcase on sustainable fashion.
Savita Willmott, director at Bristol Nature History Consortium, who organise the festival, said: “This year is an important milestone for Festival of Nature as it celebrates its 15th anniversary. We’re excited to mark the occasion with nature and wildlife lovers from Bristol and Bath and beyond who continue to support the event year after year.
“The festival is a fantastic opportunity for city dwellers to explore the nature around them in imaginative ways including interactive workshops, interesting talks and our special after-dark wildlife pop up party. Our varied programme is all about inspiring, educating, informing and encouraging people of all ages to help protect our natural world.”
Festival of Nature events are free to enter, but some may require advance booking so visit www.festivalofnature.org.uk for further information.