1 June 2022

Family holiday fun: wildlife at Blaise

Join us for some wildlife-inspired family friendly holiday fun this half term.

There’ll be nature crafts, storytelling and plenty of activities to enjoy. You can:

Settle in for a story with brilliant storyteller Michael Loader at 2pm and 3pm.

Hunt for mini-beasts with the Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre team and find out about the wildlife on the Blaise Estate.

Make a wildflower seed ball to take home with My Wild City and learn more about the local wildlife sites involved in this exciting Avon Wildlife Trust project, including nearby Lawrence Weston Moor and Saltmarsh Drive Open Space.

Find out about the wildlife along the river Trym with the Trout on the Trym, a project to improve the ecology of the Trym rivers system in north Bristol. The group is organised by a network of local community groups including Sustainable Westbury on Trym; Sustainable Southmead; Sustainable Henbury & Brentry; Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle Climate Action Group; Friends of Blaise, the Friends of Badocks Wood and Westbury Wildlife Park. They work together to improve river quality in North Bristol and over the last few years groups have been clearing flytipping, litter and Himalayan Balsam from the Trym and its main tributary Hazel Brook.

Explore Blaise Community Garden, filled with wildlife-friendly flowers, ponds and their very own bee sanctuary from 10am to 2 pm.

Blaise Plant Nursery will also be open from 10am until 4pm and is stocked with plenty of plants for you to buy.

Please note, photography will be taking place at this event.

Book tickets

Free – donations welcome.

Please book your museum visit in advance to guarantee entry. We may be able to accommodate walk-ups if we are quiet but we recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment.

The Community Garden and Castle do not require booking, though numbers may be restricted.

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