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Junior Conservationist Day

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Birds, Bugs 'n' Bones!

The Junior Conservationist Day is an all-new interactive experience for budding conservationists aged 7 - 14!

This varied half-day session is bursting with fun, inspirational activities that encourages children to get hands-on with nature in new and exciting ways.

Get stuck-in to bug house building, owl pellet dissection and pond dipping - plus a chance to fly a small owl or birds of prey, too!


  • AGES: 7 - 14



What Can I Expect?

The Junior Conservationist Day is a unique half-day experience. Throughout the course of this 150-minute (2h 30m) morning session, children will be able to enjoy the following four fun activities:


Bug house building




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Owl pellet dissection


Owl/bird of prey flying


All bookings for this session include entry for one participating child aged 7 - 14 as well as one free adult helper aged 18+. At the beginning of the session, all participating children will be split into two groups of no more than 10 children, along with their accompanying adults.


Each group will then take part in two of the available activities - for example, group A might do pond dipping and bird of prey flying while group B has a go at bug house building and owl pellet dissection. A member of BOWC staff will be on hand at each activity to provide instruction, but some assistance by accompanying adults will also be expected.


Half way through the morning, both groups will then swap so they can try the other two remaining activities.​ All participating children will therefore have an equal opportunity to try all four available activities before the end of the session, so nobody will miss out!

Once the session is over, you are free to spend as much time as you like viewing our owl and bird of prey collection, and are welcome to return for our flying demonstration (where one is available.) As an added bonus, every child will also get to take their bug house that they built during the bug house building activity to use at home!

Who Can Take Part?

This session is designed for children aged 7 - 14. All bookings for this experience also include one free adult (helper) aged 18+ per attending child, who must accompany them on the session*.

Where necessary, accompanying adults will be expected to provide their child with assistance while taking part in some of the activities, so you should be prepared to take an active role. 


Up to 20 children can take part on this session, split into two groups of 10 (plus their adult helpers.) To best control attendance numbers, this session does not allow for any additional adult helpers or spectators to be added aside from those included with your booking.

We are confident that our sessions can be enjoyed by anybody irrespective of age or ability. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in taking part but have additional needs, we would be happy to discuss how best to accommodate these so that you are able to get the most from your time with us. 

*If you have booked multiple child spaces and the children will be participating together, you may bring fewer accompanying adults if preferred (e.g. such as one parent accompanying their two children.)


How Do I Book?

Junior Conservationist Day sessions can be booked online using our Online Booking Portal.


This is a brand-new session, with the first trial date taking place on Friday the 16th of August 2024.

Click the button below to jump straight to the booking page for this date.

Note that if the trial date is successful, we intend to run further dates on a semi-regular basis, similar to our Photography Half-day session.

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If you have any queries about booking a place on one of our Junior Conservationist Days, get in touch using one the methods below! 


Tue - Sun, 10am til 4pm

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