Family events at Cley Marshes

Capturing Cley ©Frederic Landes 1/4
Craft Workshops ©Frederic Landes 2/4
Coastal Creations ©Frederic Landes 3/4
Birdwatching ©Frederic Landes 4/4
Whether you are interested in marine wildlife, wetland wildlife or arts and crafts, there is something for everyone. Every event is designed for children but enjoyable for all ages, making them a wonderful way for families to explore the natural world together. These are our regular family events:

Free Family Fun Days

Enjoy free entry to the reserve for every child and their accompanying adult all day, on the first Sunday of every month. There will be activities throughout the day, from birdwatching to arts and crafts.

Capturing Cley 

Explore and film exciting coastal wildlife at Cley using handheld cameras, then watch your films on the big screen in our education centre. 

Fantastic Minibeasts and Where to Find Them

Explore the wonderful wildlife that can be found in ponds and dykes.

Magical Moths

We’ll be identifying the enchanting moths that have been trapped the night before. Join us for a rare opportunity to see these fantastic night flyers during the daytime.

Coastal Creations

Explore and scavenge amongst the strandline to find natural materials to decorate your shingle sculptures. We’ll be there to tell you if you’ve collected bladderwrack or a bivalve shell.

Plankton Parties

Discover the huge variety of tiny animals (plankton) that live in the sea and why they are so important.

Bones, Beaks and Body Bits

Join us to explore the bones, beaks and body bits of some of Cley’s resident wildlife. We will be dissecting owl pellets looking for bones, exploring the lives of bats and examining the bones and body parts of a variety of creatures.


Upcoming family events

2020-01-08 Playvan For Pre-schoolers Playvan For Pre-schoolers
Wed 08 Jan, 2020 - Wed 01 Apr 2020
2020-02-02 Free Family Fun Day Free Family Fun Day
Sun 02 Feb, 2020
2020-02-15 Really Wild Half Term Really Wild Half Term
Sat 15 Feb, 2020 - Sun 23 Feb 2020
2020-02-17 Meet a Hedgehog Meet a Hedgehog
Mon 17 Feb, 2020
2020-02-18 Notes in the Wild Notes in the Wild
Tue 18 Feb, 2020
2020-02-21 Make Your Own Bird Box Make Your Own Bird Box
Fri 21 Feb, 2020
2020-03-01 Free Family Fun Day Free Family Fun Day
Sun 01 Mar, 2020
2020-04-02 Really Wild Easter Really Wild Easter
Thu 02 Apr, 2020 - Sun 19 Apr 2020
2020-04-08 Capturing Cley Capturing Cley
Wed 08 Apr, 2020
2020-04-10 Make Your Own Bird Box Make Your Own Bird Box
Fri 10 Apr, 2020
2020-04-15 Bones, Beaks and Body Bits Bones, Beaks and Body Bits
Wed 15 Apr, 2020
2020-04-17 Coastal Creations Coastal Creations
Fri 17 Apr, 2020