Spring Explorers & Family: Wonderful Wetlands

Wed 3 Apr 2024 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM BST

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust - Field Centre, CT139PF

Calling all intrepid explorers! Our wetlands and ponds are packed with unknown creatures just waiting to be discovered. Even the most tranquil-looking pond can be teeming with untold underwater life – animals shapeshifting into adult forms, slime-eating snails, scuba-diving beetles and snorkelling stick insects! The tiny organisms found in pond water are also fascinating subjects to study under the microscope, so we hope captivate both beginner and experienced microscopists for a lifetime!

Using identification keys, we'll guide children to recognise our aquatic amigos and also keep an eye out for other wildlife that thrives near wetlands.

Led by an experienced team of education leaders and conservationists, we are based on the private Sandwich Bay estate and home to wetlands, woodland, grassland, dunes and beach! Expect to come home tired, a bit dirty and with natural crafts.


All children attending this event must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of 4 children to one adult. This event is best suited to children between the ages of 4 and 13, with the terrain being unsuitable for buggies and long distances between our Field Centre and reserve areas.

All our staff are DBS checked, safeguard and first aid trained.

Times: 10am to 1 pm

Venue: Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory, Guilford Rd, Sandwich Bay, Sandwich CT13 9PF

Cost: £5 per child for children aged between 4-13. Children under 4 are free as are accompanying adults.  Tickets include refreshment and a small snack.

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory lies within the private estate of Sandwich Bay, which operates a toll road. There is a small fee of £1 at the Tollgate for non-members visiting the Observatory. However, you must exit from the same toll booth, otherwise you will be charged £5. Once at the Field Centre, parking is free.

Any questions? Please email educationofficer@sbbot.org.uk

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Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust - Field Centre, CT139PF

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