Big Picnic Family Nature Trail

28/05/2022, 10:30am - 3:00pm
Ham Wall Nature Reserve
Big Picnic Family Nature Trail

Join us at RSPB Ham Wall for the Big Picnic! From blooming wildflowers to dazzling dragonflies there’s so much to enjoy in nature at this time of year, and with a long bank holiday weekend on the cards in June it’s the perfect excuse to gather your family for a good, old-fashioned picnic.

Bring your own low-impact – low-waste picnic to the reserve to enjoy your lunch surrounded by nature! Additional picnic items, such as hot and cold drinks, prepacked snacks such as cookies, crisps and flapjacks and ice creams can be purchased from our on-site café. There are picnic tables and benches situated by the Mini Marshes and on the Reedbed trail for you to sit and enjoy your picnic.  We do ask that all waste from your lunch is taken home with you.

With our special Wildlife Detective activity packs (just £3.50), young explorers will be able to join Detective Hoot and Constable Crumbs to solve an intriguing mystery, while learning how make picnics as wildlife friendly as possible.

There will be marked trails to follow, fun family activities and even selfie stations too, so what are you waiting for? Start planning your family’s adventure today!

Trails and activities are aimed at children aged 3-11 years old but are fun for all of the family. Please note that dogs are not permitted on some parts of the trail route. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

There will also be additional self-led pavement games around the Mini Marshes, such as hopscotch.

Don’t forgot to be prepared for a little mud (which can make it more fun!).

Admission to Ham Wall Nature reserve is free for RSPB members, parking fees (£3 all day) apply for non-members.

For further information please visit the link in the events section at the top of this page or if you have a specific question please email us on

Key information


No prior booking is required.

Activity packs are £3.50 each and can be purchased from the Info Point. Trails are available from 10.30am – 3pm. The last trail activity boxes are sold at 3pm.


Trails are suitable for wheels as all paths are hardstanding. For more information on accessibility at Ham Wall please visit our website.




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