Events

Durham Wildlife Trust hosts a wide range of events each month catering for all ages, abilities and wildlife interests. Browse our selection of upcoming events below and get involved.

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Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
Join your local wildlife group and learn more about the wildlife in your local area. Washington Wildlife Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month at Washington Old Hall. Led by Nick Jobson, meetings[...]
Washington Old Hall (Classroom)
Apr 28 @ 5:00 am – 8:30 am
5:00 am
Join Durham Wildlife Trust and local wildlife expert Ian Findlay to watch the black grouse’s infamous dawn display. Meet at Low Barns Nature Reserve and travel by minibus into Weardale to see the lek first[...]
Low Barns Nature Reserve
9:00 am
Are slow worms a snake or a lizard? Come and find out! Learn how to recognise slow worm habitat and how to identify these animals from other reptile species. Meet at Bay Bridge Picnic Site [...]
Bay Bridge Picnic Site
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Join us at Low Barns for a fantastic, practical conservation task.  We will be improving the charcoal kilns and creating willow weave screening! Contact Steve for more information.
Low Barns Nature Reserve
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Low Barns Wildlife Watch February – July 2018 Meetings are held at Low Barns (unless otherwise stated) at 10am – 12pm Saturday 3rd February  – Please note this Wildlife Watch session has been cancelled due[...]
Low Barns Nature Reserve
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
10:00 am
Connect the mind, body and soul with the earth and with nature in our Nature Reserve Yoga class. £6 a session. Email roymoor4@aol.com for more information.
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Our local craft group meets weekly to craft, chat and produce items to raise money for local wildlife. Meetings are every Tuesday and all are welcome. Contact Emily for further details and to join in.
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
10:45 am
If while walking at a Durham Wildlife Trust reserve you have seen a tiny green, red or blue blur whiz by you – it was either a dragon or damselfly. They have been flying around[...]
Low Barns Nature Reserve
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
Enjoy a guided butterfly walk around Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve. See what beautiful butterflies you can spot and Rainton Meadows Assistant Jenny will be on hand to explain about the different butterflies and answer any[...]
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
10:00 am
Connect the mind, body and soul with the earth and with nature in our Nature Reserve Yoga class. £6 a session. Email roymoor4@aol.com for more information.
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
3:45 pm
Whether it’s Wildlife Bioblitz, Pub Quizzes, Camping Weekends or Big Bug Hunts Durham Wildlife Trust delivers a huge range of events throughout the year. If you would be interested in getting involved in working as[...]
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
7:30 pm
Join your local wildlife group and learn more about the wildlife in your local area. With different speakers, events and topics every month. Lanchester Wildlife Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. All indoor[...]
Lanchester Community Centre (Dining Room)
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Our local craft group meets weekly to craft, chat and produce items to raise money for local wildlife. Meetings are every Tuesday and all are welcome. Contact Emily for further details and to join in.
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
Support the environment as well as your fellow parents by reusing pre-loved clothes and toys and swapping them for something else! Swap as many items as you like. 1 – 10 items you will get[...]
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Get involved in one of our volunteer taster sessions at Rainton Meadows! You’ll have a great time focusing on habitat management and maintenance and if it’s for you why not become one of our regular[...]
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
10:00 am
Connect the mind, body and soul with the earth and with nature in our Nature Reserve Yoga class. £6 a session. Email roymoor4@aol.com for more information.
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Our local craft group meets weekly to craft, chat and produce items to raise money for local wildlife. Meetings are every Tuesday and all are welcome. Contact Emily for further details and to join in.
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Enjoy a family day on the reserve and experience the joys of the outdoors whilst working hard and learning how to conserve wildlife.  Activities are aimed at families with children over 5. Contact Jenny for[...]
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
Get outside, have fun and learn something new with our Wildlife Watch Group. Meeting monthly with a different theme every time! Booking essential. £1 per child. All Ages Welcome! Meetings are usually held on the[...]
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
8:00 pm
We’ll be leading a talk on the terrace, join us to find out more about the nesting kittiwake colony on BALTIC’s north wall. Learn about these fascinating birds and the significance of the Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside[...]
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
May 20 @ 3:30 am – 6:30 am
3:30 am
Let yourself be enchanted by the delight of the Dawn Chorus. Dean Heward, Assistant Warden at RSPB Saltholme, will be leading the Dawn Chorus pointing out the different birds as they join in the cacophony.[...]
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
10:00 am
InFocus experts will be on-hand at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve with a range of optical equipment such as telescopes and binoculars allowing you to try before you buy.
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
10:00 am
Connect the mind, body and soul with the earth and with nature in our Nature Reserve Yoga class. £6 a session. Email roymoor4@aol.com for more information.
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Our local craft group meets weekly to craft, chat and produce items to raise money for local wildlife. Meetings are every Tuesday and all are welcome. Contact Emily for further details and to join in.
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
A guided walk of Low Barns, just for Members. Find out more about the work that we are doing for Wildlife in the area and meet the team. Designed for new members but open to[...]
Low Barns Nature Reserve
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
12:00 pm
Come along to be dazzled by the wonderful world of upper teesdales meadows and wildflowers! Drop into Bowlees Visitor Centre between 12.00pm – 3.00pm and Discover some of the myths and stories behind some of our best[...]
Bowlees Visitor Centre
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
10:00 am
Connect the mind, body and soul with the earth and with nature in our Nature Reserve Yoga class. £6 a session. Email roymoor4@aol.com for more information.
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Our local craft group meets weekly to craft, chat and produce items to raise money for local wildlife. Meetings are every Tuesday and all are welcome. Contact Emily for further details and to join in.
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
Join your local wildlife group and learn more about the wildlife in your local area. Washington Wildlife Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month at Washington Old Hall. Led by Nick Jobson, meetings[...]
Washington Old Hall (Classroom)
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
10:00 am
Connect the mind, body and soul with the earth and with nature in our Nature Reserve Yoga class. £6 a session. Email roymoor4@aol.com for more information.
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve