Family Pond Dipping

There’s a secret world hidden all around us, full of amazing creatures

This is a fun activity aimed at exploring our pond habitat and the different creatures which live there!

This event is aimed at families with children aged between 5-12 years. Each time-slot booking allows a maximum family of 4 (minimum 1 adult per child to ensure children are supervised at all times) to pond dip for 45 minutes. There is limited space on the pond dipping platform, therefore if a family has more than 1 child we ask that adults take turns to pond dip with each of the children. Additional activities will be included for families when not on the pond dipping platform.

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

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Image credit ©Ben Andrews


Key information


Booking essential. Family tickets are £8.50 for RSPB members or £10.50 for non-members. Cost includes a non refundable 50p per ticket booking fee.


Don’t forget to be prepared for a little mud (which can make it more fun!). Events are suitable for wheels as all paths are hardstanding. For more information on accessibility at Ham Wall please visit our website.