My Wild Winter

Where will you go wild this winter? Photo by Paul Waterhouse 1/4
My Wild Winter starts now! Photo by Eddie Deane 2/4
Discover Norfolk's winter wildlife! Photo by Edward Jackson 3/4
Explore Norfolk's nature reserves, photo by Richard Osbourne 4/4
Despite being the coldest and darkest time of the year, there’s a wonderland of wildlife experiences waiting to be had during the winter months - so wrap up your young ones in preparation for their wildest winter yet!  

Grab your gloves, pull on your wellies and immerse yourselves in The Wildlife Trusts’ brrr-illiant route to spending time with nature this Christmas. My Wild Winter is jam-packed with ideas, places to go and things to do. All will help families to explore nature and wild places, at home or on days out over the festive period. 

Exploring nature at a young age can bring a lifetime of pleasure and winter offers a multitude of wildlife experiences to be had – build a shelter for yourself and a nest box for a bird, muck about with snow, ice and in the dark and identify wildlife from the tracks and signs they leave behind. Look out for deer, foxes, rabbits and different types of bird prints.

Chief Executive of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Brendan Joyce, said: ““Keeping warm and finding food are the top tasks for much wildlife at this time of year. With food in short supply, many animals venture out into the open which can make it easier for us to spot wildlife in winter. It’s a great time to look for animal tracks too - in the snow, frost or mud! We’d love for young curious minds to escape the central heating, see how cold their noses can go, and explore and discover their local winter wildlife."
My Wild Winter activity guides, linked in the pods below, are our free downloadable guides to wildlife, habitats and activities to look out for and try this winter!

SPECIAL OFFER! Get 15 months for the price of 12 when you join NWT as a family this winter. Use code GO WILD.

Winter can be beautiful and there’s something about the sharp, biting air which is so invigorating! When you’re home, bake a bird cake and watch the garden birds come to you. Prepare a feast and watch them flock in!

- Naturalist Nick Baker, Vice President of The Wildlife Trusts
We live alongside a stunning array of wildlife and My Wild Winter aims to encourage children of all ages to get outside and make the most of Norfolk's wildlife. This is a fantastic time of year to get out and about and with so many nature reserves to choose from, and so many activities on offer, the only issue is where to start!
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Family events this winter!

2017-12-07 Norfolk's dark skies Norfolk's dark skies
Thu 07 Dec, 2017
2017-12-09 Christmas crafty creations Christmas crafty creations
Sat 09 Dec, 2017
2017-12-09 Nature Navigation Nature Navigation
Sat 09 Dec, 2017
2017-12-13 Thorpe Marshes Guided Walk Thorpe Marshes Guided Walk
Wed 13 Dec, 2017
2018-01-17 Thorpe Marshes Guided Walk Thorpe Marshes Guided Walk
Wed 17 Jan, 2018
2018-02-12 Bird art Bird art
Mon 12 Feb, 2018
2018-02-12 Searching for sharks Searching for sharks
Mon 12 Feb, 2018
2018-02-12 Beach clean Beach clean
Mon 12 Feb, 2018
2018-02-14 Bird boxes Bird boxes
Wed 14 Feb, 2018
2018-02-14 Bones and body bits Bones and body bits
Wed 14 Feb, 2018
2018-02-14 Raptor roost Raptor roost
Wed 14 Feb, 2018
2018-02-15 Nature cyanotypes workshop Nature cyanotypes workshop
Thu 15 Feb, 2018
2018-02-16 Crafty Creation Crafty Creation
Fri 16 Feb, 2018
2018-02-16 Feed the birds Feed the birds
Fri 16 Feb, 2018
2018-02-19 Thorpe Marshes Guided Walk Thorpe Marshes Guided Walk
Mon 19 Feb, 2018
2018-03-29 Thorpe Marshes Guided Walk Thorpe Marshes Guided Walk
Thu 29 Mar, 2018