Wild Day Out: Traps, tracks and signs

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Wild Day Out: Traps, tracks and signs

Location: Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve, Blashford Lakes Education Centre
Ellingham Drove,
Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3PJ
A Wild Day Out for 7-12 year olds...

Event details

Meeting point

Blashford Lakes Education Centre


10:00am - 3:00pm
A static map of Wild Day Out: Traps, tracks and signs

About the event

We will be exploring and playing in the nature reserve, developing the skills of a tracker to learn more about the wildlife that lives here and using Longworth small mammal traps to (hopefully!) catch mice and voles to observe and release back into their environment...

Our Wild Days Out are outdoor play, exploration, adventure and wildlife discovery sessions held during school holidays.

Our varied activities are inspired by the changing seasons and have included everything from campfire cooking and den building, to pond dipping and bird watching to river snorkelling and boat building!

For further information please contact Blashford Lakes on 01425 472760 or e-mail blashfordlakes@hiwwt.org.uk


We are only able to accept bookings for this event online.

IF YOU ARE BOOKING FOR MORE THAN ONE CHILD please note that we will require a separate booking and consent form for each.

The Blashford Project is a partnership project between Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Bournemouth Water and Wessex Water.




Additional booking information

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Booking is essential.

Wild Days Out are holiday activity days for children ONLY. Grown ups not allowed!

Suitable for


Know before you go


Guide dogs only
Other visitors with dogs may park at Moyles Court & from there walk a circular route via the public footpath along the Dockens Water to the permissive footpath between Ivy Lake & Rockford Lake & back via the Avon Valley Long Distance Footpath.

Wheelchair access

Please enquire on booking

What to bring

Please ensure that your child/ren are dressed for both the activity and the weather on the day and that they wear suitable footwear for being outdoors in - during October, when the vegetation is likely to be wet even if the weather is good, walking shoes/wellies will probably be more comfortable to wear than trainers.

Please provide a packed lunch (no nuts please) and drink in a (water bottle that can be refilled if necessary) in a rucksack that can be easily carried throughout the day.

Please be aware that we will not be using the Centre building for anything other than access to the toilets, and that we will be outdoors all day.


Picnic area
Accessible toilet
Disabled parking
Accessible trails

Contact us

Blashford education team (Jim, Tracy or Chloe)
Contact number: 01425 472760