Events at Attenborough Nature Centre

Enjoy a day out walking around the Nature Reserve with the family or attend one of our organised events. Have a look at our forthcoming events.

Stargazing Night

30th September 2016
Come along and see Attenborough transformed at night! Gaze at the stars using powerful telescopes, visit our inflatable sky dome, go on a bat walk, trap some moths, make your own rocket in our Space Lab, find out how a comet is made, and much more. In partnership with the National Space Centre. Café serving hot food all evening. Suitable for the whole family. 6pm to 10pm. £8 per person. Booking essential. Now fully booked! Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777


Wild Kids Attenborough

1st October 2016
Join us as we explore Attenborough Nature Reserve to find out about our amazing wildlife. Suitable for children aged 4 and over. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.15am – 12.15pm, £5 per child. No need to book. Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777


Autumn Bird Identification Walk

1st October 2016
A walk for those who wish to improve their identification of birds using sight and sound. 9 - 11am. £6 per person. Book all three autumn walks (3 Sep, 5 Nov) for £15. Click on the Training & Events category at http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop.


Attenborough Nature Walk

2nd October 2016
Join the wardens for a walk around the reserve. No dogs please. No need to book. Meet 10.30am. Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777


Wild Tots Attenborough

5th October 2016
Parent and toddler session suitable for 2 to 4 year olds. 10.30am – 12 noon and 1 – 2.30pm. £5 per child. Please book in advance as numbers are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777


Wild Play Attenborough

6th October 2016
Join us for a Forest School-inspired session in the woods! Play, explore, imagine and create! An exciting new theme each week! Suitable for 2 - 4yr olds. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.00am – 12 noon. £6 per child, booking essential. Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777


Introduction to Wildlife Photography in Autumn

8th October 2016
Join professional photographer, Iain McMillan, for a morning of wildlife photography around the reserve. Learn how to use your own equipment and use Iain’s extensive range of professional kit. 8.30am to 11am, £35 per person. Click on the Training & Events category at http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop.


Wildlife Painting for Beginners

8th October 2016
Brighten up an autumn day drawing from plants found on the nature reserve. Bring along your watercolours to have a go at mixing the subtle colours found at this time of year. The session will be held in the Nature Centre where you will be able to study your subject in comfort making paintings directly from nature. Tuition will be given by Kate Houghton who is committed to the role drawing can play in learning about the natural world. 10am to 1pm. £15.00 per person including refreshments. Click on the Training & Events category at http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop.


Autumn Bird Identification

9th October 2016
In October large numbers of migrant visitors arrive on our shores to spend winter here. This day course focuses on these migrants and will help to improve your identification of both migrant and resident autumn birds. 10am – 3pm. £35 per person including refreshments, lunch and ID chart. Click on the Training & Events category at http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop.


Introduction to Microscopy

9th October 2016
Join Tom Hartman from the University of Nottingham for an introduction to wildlife microscopy. Whether you’re new to microscopy or want to improve your skills, Tom will guide you through how to use the different types of microscope to study a wide range of subjects, from plants to invertebrates to minerals. 10am to 4pm. £35 per person including refreshments and lunch. Click on the Training & Events category at http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop.