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Wild Wednesdays at Coleton Fishacre

Join us for another Wild Wednesday session during the summer holidays.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Between 11am and 1pm each Wednesday throughout August there'll a wild activity session to join as part of Coleton Fishacre's Summer of Play. Whether you try your hand at natural art, or get active with nets and ropes in the woodland area, there's fun for kids big and small.

7 August, National Play Day - Active Wild Play

Build your own obstacle course with nets and ropes, try out the slack line, and make a catapult or zipwire for your teddy.

14 August - Wild Art

Make art with nature and have a go at the Japanese art of hapa zome, paint with mud and berries or maybe make tree faces.

21 August - Active Wild Play

Can you work as a team to balance along a slack line, or build a giant spiders web? This session will be a chance for you to explore your physicality. You will have the opportunity to help design and build a rope assault course, challenge your balance on our slack line and clamber on a net suspended in the trees.

28 August - Wild Art

Make art with nature and have a go at the Japanese art of hapa zome, paint with mud and berries or maybe make tree faces.

Summer of Play activities are free (normal admission applies). Summer of Play is sponsored by Starling Bank.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Children are very welcome accompanied by an adult

Meeting point

Activities will be taking part across the garden, so follow the signs or speak to one of our team in reception for directions.

What to bring and wear

Please bring clothing and footwear suitable for the weather on the day you plan to visit, as these activities will take place outside.


There are steep slopes, narrow paths and steps in the garden. Ask one of the team on arrival for a welcome map, which will highlight accessible routes.


Please note that all activities are free but normal admissions still apply. Dogs welcome.

Upcoming events


Nature explorers: Getting to know Barn Owls 

Join The Barn Owl Trust in the loggia at Coleton Fishacre for a pop-up talk on all things Barn Owls.

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29 May to 30 Oct 2024
11:00 to 13:00
+ 1 other date or time

National Walking Month: Playful family walk 

Gather the family for an outdoor adventure at Coleton Fishacre this half-term, perfect for young explorers.

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31 May 2024
11:00 to 12:00

Interested in volunteering? 

Looking for an exciting challenge? Do you want to give something back to our special places, meet new friends, or help make someone's day?

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7 Jun 2024
14:00 to 16:00

National Picnic Week at Coleton Fishacre 

Celebrate National Picnic Week this June with a picnic at Coleton Fishacre.

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17 Jun to 23 Jun 2024
10:30 to 16:00
+ 6 other dates or times