Family activities for Bradford to go wild about

Bradford Council and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have some ‘wild’ plans for summer thanks to players of the National Lottery.

They’ve teamed up to put on a series of fun nature based activities for families over the school summer holidays.

Thanks to Bradford Council’s Climate Action Fund people can come and learn how to forage and make a wild medicinal herbal balm with a local medicinal herbalist and make a window box with salads and wildflowers made entirely from old pallets!


From nature wanders around Wibsey Park to the Hawkmoth Bushcraft Club at Raw Nook nature reserve in Low Moor, the team from the Bradford Urban Discovery Project have something for everyone.

Explore hidden nature spaces in South Bradford, get connected to your wild side … play, learn, explore and create. The activities started on Tuesday 27 July and run until 27 August. All the activities are outdoors and free to attend.

On Tuesdays between 1.30pm and 3pm there will be Nature Play Wanders at Wibsey Park open to children of all ages.

On Thursdays between 10.30am and 12.30pm Little Explorers will take place at Great Horton Village Hall and is open to children of all ages. On Thursday afternoons between 1.30pm and 3pm there will be a Nature Club at Great Horton Village Hall, this is open to children aged 7 to 13.

On Fridays between 10.30am and 12.30pm there will be Little Explorers at Raw Nook Nature Reserve in Low Moor, this is open to children of all ages. In the afternoons between 1.30pm and 4pm there will be Hawkmoth Bushcraft Club, which is open to children aged between 9 and 14.

For more information join the project’s Facebook group:

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “This partnership between our Countryside and Rights of Way team an Yorkshire Wildlife Trust via Bradford Urban Discovery has put together a great set of activities to encourage people to get outside and explore the nature on their doorstep in South Bradford.”


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