Big Family Day Out in the South East

Swap the office for the great outdoors and lend a helping hand at a Big Family Day Out in the South East.

What do I do?

  1. Choose your activity
  2. Find out if your company is involved, here's the complete list (pdf). (If your employer isn’t on the list don’t worry, just email us and we'll help you get them involved.
  3. Book with your company representative (they'll need names of each family member, ages of children and activity you are interested in). They'll send your details to us and we'll contact you to confirm your place and provide further information (time to meet, directions, what to bring), a couple of weeks before the activity.
  4. Turn up for a day of worthwhile fun.

    Scotney Castle

    Close up Nature
    Thursday 30 October, half day – afternoon and evening

    Start the day with a picnic lunch before going out into the estate and helping maintain hides, create wildlife habitats and clear Rhododendron. Hear about the native wildlife and hopefully get the chance to see some of it up close.

    Enjoy an early hot dinner on us before starting the evening activities; setting up moth traps, spotting and recording wildlife and carrying out bat surveys.

    Hot food provided in the evening, marshmallows, tea, coffee and water. Maximum 30 people, no age restrictions.

    A few notes

    Scotney ranger learns how to make a grass trumpet

    Bring a packed lunch – each property will provide drinks and snacks as part of the day.

    All activities are outdoors and it is likely there will be no wet weather contingency - so please bring waterproofs.

    Please wear comfy clothing and sturdy footwear.

    All equipment including gloves will be provided for your activity.