21 to 25 August

Wild Week 2023

From Monday 21 to Friday 25 August the Mindenhurst team will be hosting our annual Wild Week.

Throughout the week we will be celebrating the natural world around us through a range of nature themed activities across Mindenhurst. We have a full week of free events and activities for the whole community to enjoy. Keep reading for our Wild Week schedule in full. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wild Week Nature Trail map
Monday 21 August

Nature Trail

Join us for our Wild Week nature trail visiting spots throughout the Mindenhurst site.

Starting at the Basingstoke Canal use the map and see if you can find any of Mindenhurst’s native wildlife. 

There’s plenty to see at the Mindenhurst site! 

Click here to find our Wild Week Nature Trail Map. 

Mindenhurst Construction
Tuesday 22 August, 1pm-3pm

Minibeast hunt and pond dipping

Come along to our minibeast hunt and pond dipping on the Village Green.

Lift a log, dig in the dirt, gaze into the water and search for the small insects that live on the Village Green.  We will be there to help you carefully find and identify different types of minibeasts.

All ages are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday 23 August, 8:45pm

Bat walk with Surrey Wildlife Trust

Join us for a guided bat walk led by Surrey Wildlife Trust through the Central SANG. Learn about the native bat species living in and around Mindenhurst, and try to spot our new BAT HQ.

Spaces are limited and you’ll need to reserve yours to join the session. Book your place now by contacting hello@mindenhurst.co.uk

Village Green Minibeast Hunt
Thursday 24 August, 1pm-3pm

Make your own bird feeder and wildflower seed bombs

Come along to the Village Green and make your own bird feeder or wildflower seed bombs to take home with you. We’ll show you how to attract birds to your garden with your very own bird feeder which you can make again and again.

Click here for details on how to make the wildflower seed bombs at home.

Click here for details on how to make the wildflower seed bombs at home. 







Friday 25 August

Lessons on how to attract birds to your garden

Our site ecologist has shared useful tips and tricks on attracting more birds to your garden.

Click here to find out more. 


What else is on

Strava Step Count Challenge
Strava Step Count Challenge
Enjoy walking? Why not take part in the Mindenhurst Step Count Challenge! 
Lakeside School Feeling Good Week
Lakeside School Feeling Good Week
The Mindenhurst team supports newest members of the community, Lakeside School

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