Really Wild Birthday Parties at Cley

Looking for a birthday party with a difference? Give your child and their friends a really wild time with a Norfolk Wildlife Trust birthday party at Cley Marshes. With a range of themes and activities to choose from we have something for everyone. We provide everything you’ll need and will organise the whole day. Furthermore, as a conservation charity, we’ll do everything we can to avoid single use plastic and unnecessary waste. Your unique party package will include:
  • Themed wildlife activities led by our knowledgeable staff
  • A freshly cooked party buffet
  • Birthday cake
  • A handmade, personalised wildlife goody bag for each child
  • 3 hours exclusive room hire


Pond Party
Explore life underwater using nets and trays we will be pond dipping from our specially designed platform and discovering the bizarre creatures that live in ponds and dykes.

Flying Fiesta
Discover what makes Cley a world famous nature reserve for birds. We will guide you onto the reserve and into one of our hides to get close to a whole range of bird species. All children will be equipped with binoculars and spotter sheets. Out of the hides children will find out more about the birds living at Cley though games and activities.

Arty Party
Be part of the landscape at Cley, and discover the variety of plants and animals living on the nature reserve. Using natural materials found on the reserves all children we get to create their own art work inspired by nature.

Coast Carnival
A treasure hunt along the beach to find unusual items washed in by the sea. Create artwork using natural materials and discover our incredible underwater world through games and activities.

Merry Minibeasts
Dragonflies flying over the reeds, pond skaters skimming over the dykes, grasshoppers chirping in the grass, shield bugs jumping and butterflies fluttering past, there’s a huge variety of minibeast to search for and discover.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many children can I bring to a birthday party at Cley Marshes?– Minimum 10 children, maximum 15 children.
Do parents need to come along too? – Must have 1 adult for every 3 children.
What ages are birthday parties suited for?– Recommended for ages 5 – 12.
Do you run birthday parties all year round? – Birthday parties can be booked during school holidays and weekend, availability will depend on pre-planned events at the centre and other bookings. We can run birthday parties all year round though some activities such as pond party and merry minibeasts are not available in the winter months.
What happens if it rains? – We have an indoor education centre in which we can run nature themed craft, activities and games.
When do we need to pay?– Payment is taken in advance please see booking form for further details.
How long do birthday parties last and what time of day can I book a party? – Birthday parties last for approximately 3 hours, which includes time for food. The centre opens at 10am and closes at 5pm, we can accommodate a timeframe to suit your needs within those times.
Do you send out invitations? Yes we will email you with an invitation card which you can print out.  

A ‘wild’ time

Norfolk Wildlife Trust offers a unique opportunity for your group to have tailored guided activity on our world famous nature reserve. This will truly be a memorable birthday for your child. The nature reserve is a sensitive area and we do ask that all children are respectful off this opportunity to experience wildlife in its natural habitat on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.


£17.50 per child. This price includes a pre party invitation, your chosen activity, lunch with birthday cake and a themed party bag for each child to take home.

How to book

Contact Ewan Carr, Centre Manager  on 01263 740008