Children’s Birthday Parties

Our children's parties offer something a little different. Both children and adults have an amazing time at our parties, getting outdoors in the fresh air and learning about nature. Our experienced party leaders know how to get children excited about wildlife and the outdoors through games, treasure hunts and searching out the wildlife of Attenborough Nature Reserve.

From just £13.50 per child. All profits go to the Notts Widlife Trust charity! Thank you. 


Forest Friends

Find the creatures that live in the woods and get creative using natural materials

Magnificent Minibeasts (Apr-Oct only)

Use a sweep net and go on the hunt for butterflies, dragonflies, grasshoppers and more in our meadow

Pondlife (Apr-Oct only)

Go pond dipping and discover the wildlife that lurks underwater

Brilliant Birds

Use binoculars and become an expert bird spotter out on our nature reserve

Be An Explorer

Light a fire using only a spark, learn the trees of the forest and go on a treasure hunt


Party food is freshly made on the day. Special dietary requirements can be catered for so please let us know about them in advance.


Standard (included)

Selection of sandwiches, fruit, jelly and drinks

Premium (+£1.50 per child)

All of standard plus crisps and party biscuits


Healthy Eating (+£2.00 per child)

All of standard plus fruit and vegetable platter


Each child goes home with a party bag themed to the adventure you choose!

A toy, activity & sticker book and a sweet treat in each (cake to be added at the end)

Add a gift card for the birthday boy/girl - £15 to spend on anything in the shop at either of our visitor centres



Saturday or Sunday

Availability any weekend all year round


AM or PM

Parties last for 2 hours and run 10am-12pm OR 2pm- 4pm (1:30pm-3:30pm Nov to Mar).


Download Booking Form 
To book please download & complete the form and email it to:
Alternatively, please visit our nature centre and ask a member of staff or call us on 0115 972 1777.
If your preferred date is available, a £30 deposit is required to confirm your booking.


Terms & Conditions and Further Information (for parties at Attenborough Nature Centre)

What’s included: Room hire, standard party food, activities, equipment use, experienced party leader, party invitations, party bags.

What’s not included: Cake and room decorations (if you want these, you will need to bring and arrange them yourself).

Parties are suitable for children aged 4 to 11 years. Maximum number of children is 20. (Minimum cost of the party is £135.00, but you can bring as few children as you wish).

Payment policy
A deposit is required to secure your booking. If the deposit is not paid within 14 days of your scheduled booking (or upon booking if sooner) then we reserve the right to reallocate the party slot to another family without notice.

Payment of balance: The balance is payable upon arrival on the day of your party. This can be paid by cash, debit/credit card or cheque (made payable to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Trading Company).

All proceeds from your party go directly towards the conservation of wildlife in Nottinghamshire.
Thank you.

Cancellation policy
If you cancel the visit: If you need to cancel the visit then please provide as much notice as possible to ensure that we can offer the party to another family. Please note that your deposit is non-refundable.

If Attenborough Nature Centre cancels the visit: In the unlikely event that Attenborough Nature Centre needs to cancel a visit we will provide as much notice as possible. Staff may offer to reschedule the visit if this is appropriate. We will refund your deposit upon cancellation.

Further Information for your visit
The information below will ensure you and your group have a safe, memorable and fun day out at Attenborough Nature Centre:

Our activities take place on our nature reserve, some of which is a Site of Scientific Interest and may be surrounded by deep water.  Our team know the site very well.  Please support them by ensuring the site rules are followed and instructions and guidelines are carried out.

Responsibilities - Whilst our party staff will lead the activities we consider the senior parent to be in charge of the party and therefore responsible for discipline during the day and at lunch time and departure.  We reserve the right to exclude disruptive children, particularly if they threaten the health and safety of themselves or others.

Health and Safety
We are proud of our health and safety record but would like to highlight the following points:

Adult to child ratios - We require a minimum of three adults to attend the party.

Clothing - Please ensure that children are dressed appropriately for their visit with appropriate footwear. In hot weather our sites can be very exposed so we recommend that children wear hats and long trousers and that their shoulders are covered.  Please note that only extreme weather conditions will disrupt our activities.

First Aid - All our party delivery staff-members are first aid trained and will carry a first aid kit.
Hygiene - We ask for your cooperation in ensuring that children do not eat anything they find on the site and that they wash their hands before eating their lunch or a snack.  Please ensure that open cuts on hands are covered as a precaution against Weils’ disease which is a rare water-borne disease.