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Blog / January 4th, 2024

RSPB Weekend of Nature 2024

Join us this Earth Day 2024!

The RSPB and Girlguiding Anglia are excited to offer girls a fun filled day out at one of the RSPB’s 3 nature reserves – Minsmere (Suffolk), Rainham Marshes (Essex), The Lodge (Bedfordshire).

Each reserve event will offer a variety of outdoor activities where girls will be adventurers, exploring the unique environment of the reserve and discover new and exciting creatures.

These nature events will be led by the knowledgeable RSPB teams alongside instructions for leader-led activities where relevant.

When and where?

All reserves will carry out the activities on Saturday 20 April 2024. The day will start at 10 a.m. and conclude by 3:30 p.m.

There are 3 different nature reserves available to choose from, each in a different location with varying capacities.

Minsmere (Suffolk): 180 Spaces

Rainham Marshes (Essex): 90 Spaces

The Lodge (Bedfordshire): 50 Spaces – SOLD OUT

The reserves have limited parking space, as a result we encourage group travel by public transport, coach, minibus, or carpool.

What’s on offer?

Each reserve has slightly different offerings, based on location. However, all girls attending the event will be able to experience the unique environment of the reserve and discover what creatures lurk and live in each zone and habitat of the reserve.

All attendees will receive an Earth Day badge upon completing the activities of the day.

Who can attend the event?

We welcome all girls from all sections with their leaders and young leaders to attend. Please be advised that each location has varying activities and capacities and should be booked accordingly.

How much is it and how do I book?

We are currently waiting to hear back about a grant which would greatly subsidise the cost of the event. Currently without the grant, tickets will be around £9 for under 18s with adult leaders going free.

Other important information

Upon booking, leaders will be sent final details including photo permission forms for both Girlguiding Anglia and the RSPB.