Birthday parties

Have a wild birthday!

Are you looking for a birthday party with a difference?

All party activities are led by experienced leaders who are first aid trained and DBS checked. 

We offer the following:

Pond dipping © Amy Lewis

Pond dipping © Amy Lewis

Pond Life!

Dip our pond and discover the amazing creatures that call it home!

Den building © Abi Webber

Den building © Abi Webber

There’s no place like home

Build a den to be proud of with your mates. Learn some survival skills and bushcraft techniques.

Minibeast hunting © Lianne de Mello

Minibeast hunting © Lianne de Mello

Minibeast madness

Search for minibeasts in our woodland glade and out in the open grasslands. 

Cooking marshmallows over campfire © Adrian Clarke

Cooking marshmallows over campfire © Adrian Clarke 

Campfire Burning

Build and light your own campfire with your friends, listen to campfire stories or sing songs and cook a tasty treat (not available at Swanwick Lakes).

Availability, party bags and food

Parties are 1 ½ hours long

Availability is mostly at weekends depending on other booked events. You may need to book your party well in advance for the busy spring and summer season.

You will need to ensure there are enough adults (1:6 children) excluding the Wildlife Trust leader, to help during the party.

We can provide eco-friendly party goodie bags at an additional cost.

It may be possible to book the Education Centre, or use a picnic area if you wish to provide a birthday tea after the activities. Parents are responsible for organising party food and the cake. Remember to check for food intolerances or allergies amongst the guests.

Locations, prices and booking

Parties cost £12 per child (including VAT)*, minimum charge £120 for between 15-20 children depending on the age and activities planned. *Mileage charges may be applied.

Parties are available at:

Blashford Lakes nature reserve – Near Ringwood
Testwood Lakes nature reserve – Totton
Swanwick Lakes nature reserve – Swanwick
Bouldnor Forest nature reserve- Yarmouth
Local beaches - make your party stand out by hosting it at a local beach, contact us for more information on locations available

To book contact:

birthdayparties@hiwwt.org.uk