Celebrate the Butterflies and Darling Buds of May at Wildwood, Kent

Visitors prepare to be all of a flutter as the popular wildlife park unveils its half-term line-up

From Saturday 25 May- Sunday 2 June, Kent’s most popular native British wildlife park, Wildwood, will be hosting a fun-filled week of events, guaranteed to end Springtime in style.

In appreciation of the beautiful butterfly, visitors will be invited to spread their wings and follow their fluttery friends on a Spring trail through the park, near Canterbury.

There are thought to be around 60 species of butterfly in the UK including the likes of the red admiral and the speckled wood. How many native species of butterfly can you spot at Wildwood? Those who complete the trail will get to go home with a special, themed gift bag.

Daily activities for young animal enthusiasts will also be on offer at the park with touch tables – featuring skulls, skins, and antlers- to help visitors learn more about the animal world. On set days, there will also be minibeast activities and origami butterfly sessions, as well as a Junior Zoo Keeper session and the Wildlings holiday club for 5-11 year-olds.

Wildwood is set in 42 acres of ancient woodland and is home to over 200 native animals and 40 species of British wildlife, from red squirrels and reindeer to wolves and wildcats. For those looking to learn more about some of the park’s magnificent animals, there’ll be a host of daily educational talks on everything from the bison and the bears to the owls and the otters.

The newest residents will be enjoying their first Spring at the park, including Wildwood’s handsome new bison bulls and the adorable joeys in the wallaby enclosure. Meanwhile, firm favourites, Fluff & Scruff, will be out and about in the bear enclosure, with visitors able to get a birdseye from the infamous “bear bridge”.

The park will also be hosting a number of activities to celebrate the May bank holiday weekend (4th-6th) including keeper talks and craft sessions. For more information on these, and the half-term happenings get in touch.