Nature Rockz

There’s nothing quite like getting outside, exploring the countryside, learning about the wildlife that lives there and even picking up a new skill or two. Our Nature Rockz outdoor activities give you the chance to do just that, all within a safe and relaxed environment and with skilled experts ready to share their knowledge and help your family have the most incredible time. So whether you want to forage in rock pools, do something to help the local wildlife flourish or learn some exciting outdoor survival skills, you can be sure that you’ll have lots of fun with Nature Rockz.

NEW Animal Creations

Nature Rockz Animal creations
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: 2
  • Cost: £10
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Parks: Church Farm
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs+)
  • Availability: Runs all season

Come and have some creative fun with our Rangers and let them help you learn about all of the animals on the park. Then unleash your creative side by choosing your animal bisque, and with our foam modelling clay, shape your favourite animal in a variety of colours – let your imagination run wild! – the possibilities are endless. Once dry, it’s yours to take home.

NEW Animal tracking

Animal tracking at Haven
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: N/A
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Take a walk on the wild side with our expert Rangers, and follow the tracks of some of the unusual animals on our holiday park. Amaze yourself with your new-found tracking skills as you learn to spot the different prints made by different animals, their habits and direction of travel.

NEW Foraging

Foraging at Haven
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: 1
  • Cost: £5
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Have you ever noticed the many different species of plants and trees? Well let our expert Rangers teach you how to tell an oak from an elm, their uses for medicine, bushcraft, and which ones can be eaten, and which ones to keep away from.

NEW Leaf art

Leaf art at Haven
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: N/A
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands.
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

How much fun can you have with some leaves? Answer - lots. Think of a fun design, like a cat, bird or Caterpillar, then find your perfectly-shaped leaves to create this. Searching is half the fun. Practice your design on paper first, then when you're happy, stick it onto your canvas and paint it. This is fun for all ages so get the adults involved too.

NEW Paint a plant pot

Paint a Plant Pot at Haven
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: 1
  • Cost: £5
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands.
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Perfect for all the budding Van Goghs in the family, and you’ll end up with your very own sunflower. Grab a brush and paint your plant pot. Let your imagination run wild with spots, stripes, flowers or even a face. When your design is finished, fill the plant pot with compost then plant a sunflower seed. Sit back and watch it grow!

NEW Pebble art

Pebble art at Haven
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: 1
  • Cost: £5
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Join our Rangers and let them help you create some fantastic pebble art. Can you make a cat, caterpillar or even a ladybird? Build your creation using a variety of stones of all shapes and sizes, then start painting and dazzle your friends with your amazing design. This activity costs £5 for two pebbles and the whole family can enjoy it.

NEW RNLI Coastal Explorer

RNLI Coastal Explorer
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: N/A
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

A fun, family-focused activity, led by one of our friendly park Rangers. Families can explore the coast and find out more about the RNLI, whilst learning how to keep safe beside the seaside. During a fun session, our Ranger will teach you the RNLI safety advice, a must for all coastal explorers. Our expert Ranger will take you on a guided trail and through mini games, help you to: get to know the coastal landscape, learn how to have fun in and around the sea and the safety measures you need to take to keep you and our family out of dangers way. Each family will receive a booklet and there’ll be a sticker for all children.

NEW Stick creatures

Stick creatures at Haven
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: N/A
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Let our clever Rangers guide you through the world of creating stick creatures. Which one will you create? A hedgehog, spider, owl or sheep – or think of one of your own. It’s amazing what you can make with some twigs, pine cones, acorns, leaves, pipe cleaners and felt.

NEW Water purification

Water purification at Haven
Things you should know:
  • Age: 6+ years
  • Activity bundle value: 1
  • Cost: £5
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Littlesea
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

We all take water for granted don’t we? Turn on the tap and it’s there! Well with a little help from our friendly park Ranger, you can learn the art of water purification, how to extract water, clean the water and get it ready for drinking.

Adventure trails

Adventure trails
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: Craig Tara, Hafan y Môr, Lakeland, Seton Sands and Thornwick Bay
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Get the family together for a guided tour of the adventure trails that thread their way through our beautiful parks. One of our Rangers will guide you on your walk and share their knowledge of the forests and wildlife.

Fire lighting techniques

Fire lighting techniques
Things you should know:
  • Age: 6+ ages ages
  • Activity bundle value: n/a
  • Cost: £5
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season. Due to the recent hot and dry weather conditions, we will be suspending this activity temporarily.

Learning how to start a camp fire is one of the most essential skills for budding explorers. With this activity, our Rangers will show you how to safely and effectively get a camp fire roaring. There may even be a tasty treat at the end’ as this session offers a hot chocolate and a marshmallow.

Go explore

Go explore
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: It's up to you
  • Parks: All parks except Haggerston Castle and Caister-on-Sea
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Enjoy the natural beauty of our parks at your leisure and spend some treasured time with your family. Explore the woodlands, breathe in the fresh country air, relax on beautiful green fields with a picnic and create holiday memories to cherish.

Grass head creations

Grass head creations
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange, Primrose Valley and Riviere Sands
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Have fun making your own flower pot man. Give him a name and let his grassy hair grow out – then cut it all off and watch it start all over again!

Nest box creations

Nest box creations
Things you should know:
  • Age: 6+ ages
  • Activity bundle value: 2
  • Cost: £10
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Fancy making a few birdies chirpy? Or even house a bat? With the help of our crafty Rangers you can build a home for these creatures that live in our park – or you can take it home with you to place in your own garden! Our Rangers will show you the best places to perch these habitats – so you can easily spot a robin or two.

Pirate treasure hunt

Pirate treasure hunt
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Ahoy me hearties, there’s treasure to be found in our parks! With the help of our Rangers, you’ll find items to help you along the way and solve cryptic clues as you hunt for the ‘X’ that marks the spot where the treasure is hidden.

Ranger rock pooling

Ranger rock pooling
Things you should know:
  • Age: 5+ ages
  • Activity bundle value: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: Allhallows, Berwick, Craig Tara, Doniford Bay, Lydstep Beach, Quay West, Reighton Sands, Seton Sands and Thornwick Bay
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Let our Rangers help you explore the rock pools along the beach in search of starfish, hermit crabs and all manner of other incredible little creatures that live in them.

Ranger bug hunt

Ranger bug hunt
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Join our Rangers on a hunt for everything from beautiful butterflies to creepy crawlies as they help you explore our parks from top to bottom, show you where all these little creatures like to hide and tell you everything they know about a bug’s life

Ranger nature trail

Ranger nature trail
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Haggerston Castle and Caister-on-Sea
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Let our Rangers take you on a walk along our nature trails and find out everything about the wildlife that lives in our parks and along the nearby coastlines, as well as the history and heritage of the surrounding countryside.

Ranger pond dipping

Ranger pond dipping
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: Blue Dolphin, Burnham-on-Sea, Craig Tara, Hafan y Môr, Haggerston Castle, Hopton, Lakeland, Primrose Valley, The Orchards, Thorpe Park and Wild Duck
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

From aquatic snails to amphibians such as newts and frogs – so many incredible little creatures live in the ponds found in our parks. In this activity, you’ll get to meet some wonderful pond dwellers and find out loads of interesting things about them from our Rangers.

Recycled creations

Recycled creations
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Let your imagination run wild as you join our Rangers in scouring the park in search of recycled materials you can use to create your own giant scrap heap animal. Choose whatever animal you want to make, decorate it and even give it a name!

Sand sculptures

Sand sculptures
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: Allhallows, Berwick, Caister-on-Sea, Devon Cliffs, Golden Sands, Greenacres, Hafan y Môr, Hopton, Lydstep Beach, Presthaven, Primrose Valley, Quay West, Reighton Sands, Rockley Park, Seashore, Seton Sands, The Orchards and Thorpe Park
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Nothing is more fun on a sandy beach than playing around with a bucket and spade and making a brilliant sand castle. But this activity will see you create something even more stunning as our Rangers help you let your imagination run wild to create whatever you want using just the sand around you.

Survival bracelets

Survival bracelets
Things you should know:
  • Age: 6+ ages
  • Activity bundle value: 2
  • Cost: £10
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Thornwick Bay
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

After learning lots of fun skills from our Rangers, your young survival experts can put their talents to use making a para cord survival bracelet! This bracelet may look funky, but in an emergency the seven inner strands can be pulled out and used for everything from fishing line to sewing thread and loads more – astronauts even used this material to fix the Hubble Space Telescope once!

Survival shelters

Survival shelters
Things you should know:
  • Age: 6+ ages
  • Activity bundle value: n/a
  • Cost: £5
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Blue Dolphin and Caister-on-Sea
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Our expert Rangers will teach young explorers one of the most important survival skills – how to build a shelter using only what they can find in the natural surroundings.

Wild birds and bird feeders

Wild birds and bird feeders
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Can you tell an Aquatic Warbler from a Yellowhammer? Our Rangers can, and they can’t wait to tell you everything they know about the birds that visit and live on our parks. You’ll also get the chance to give the birds something to eat at the feeding station!