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Getting out in the fresh air is just the start of it. Nature Rocks activities are a chance for your little adventurers to get their hands dirty, learn outdoor skills and get up close to our native wildlife. From Bug Hunt and Den Building to Firelighting Techniques and Pond Dipping, Nature Rocks will get your kids noticing and falling in love with the environment they live in. There's loads to get busy with on our Nature Rocks sessions and each park offers a fantastic choice of activities according to the nature around them. Adventurers can go on a Pirate Treasure Hunt and fact finders can scour for mini beasts!

Nature Rocks at a glance

Our top picks

Get on your feet and pass the time with Nature Rocks for all ages. Explore nature's backyard on your next family adventure holiday and put your hands to work by getting creative, learning Firelighting Techniques, exploring the coast and our parks.

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Stargazing

If you often find yourself looking at the night sky, but don't know what you are seeing then come along to our Stargazing session and learn how to spot constellations, and hopefully a meteor (shooting star) or two. 

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at Hafan y Môr.
Restrictions: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.
Kids and ranger bird spotting

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Bird Watching

Put on one of our discovery packs packed with all you need for birdwatching – binoculars and an identification pack – then take a stroll with the Ranger to the bird hides. Keep an eye out for the reed warbler, sedge warbler and reed bunting.

Age: 6yrs+
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at Church Farm and Thornwick Bay.
Restrictions: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Animal creations

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Animal Creations

Pick your woodland animal to decorate with foam clay in funky vibrant colours, whilst learning some facts about the animals you can find in the British wildlife. The foam clay dries very quickly so you can take your animal home there and then.

Age: All ages
Cost: £10
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: Available at Church Farm.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Bat Walk

On a dry and calm evening join our Ranger on a bat walk through the woods. After a bat talk, you'll set off to spot these fascinating creatures as they dart around catching insects mid-air! There's fun facts and a bat and moth game too.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at Hafan y Môr.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.

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A girl exploring on the beach

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Beach Explorer

We head to the beach and explore the seashore and see what wildlife we can spot. You can learn about how plastic waste can damage the environment and how to stay safe while on the coast with our water smart message.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at Doniford Bay, Hafan y Môr, Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach, Presthaven, Primrose Valley, Quay West, Reighton Sands and The Orchards.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Reighton Sands (peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Ranger with child looking at bug hunts

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Bug Hunt

Our brainy Rangers can teach you all all about them in our guided hunt for mini beasts. You can explore our parks from top to bottom, find out where the best hiding places are and discover all there is to know about a bug’s life.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Cala Gran, Penally Court and Riviere Sands.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except Lydstep Beach and Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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A young girl with a picture of a dinosaur

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Creature Creations

Get your creative juices flowing as our Rangers guide you through the art of creating all kinds of wonderful things. From leaf art or stick creatures, to recycled creations – the possibilities are endless.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Cala Gran and Penally Court.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable online: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Kids in a den

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Den Building

Learn the ways of the forest with a little help from our expert Rangers. Find out how to create shelters with only the natural surroundings at hand.

Age: 6yrs+
Cost: £6
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Penally Court.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Golden Sands (peak only).
Bookable online: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Dinosaur Coast exploring and discovering

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Dinosaur Coast Discovery

Come and join us for a walk along the beach as our Ranger takes you through a history of the dinosaurs and how they became extinct. Everyone can then create their own dinosaur sand sculpture and get everyone to try to guess what it is.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at Devon Cliffs.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.
Kids and ranger firelighting

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Firelighting Techniques

Essential for any young explorer. Find out how to light a fire with only the natural surroundings at hand. There may even be a tasty treat at the end.

Age: 6yrs+
Cost: £6
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Penally Court.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minuts before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Grass head creations

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Grass Head Creations

Come and make your own flowerpot man. Watch as his hair grows and then cut it all off and start again!

Age: All ages
Cost: £6
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Cala Gran, Penally Court and Quay West.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Ranger studying nature with child

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Nature Trail

Take a deep breath of the fresh outdoor air on our free guided nature trail sessions. Learn all about the wildlife that lives on our parks and along the coast, and find out about the history and the heritage of the park itself.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Berwick, Cala Gran, Penally Court, Riviere Sands and Thorpe Park.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Pebble art

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Pebble Art

Can you make a cat, caterpillar or even a ladybird? Build your creation using a variety of stones of all shapes and sizes, then start painting and dazzle your friends with your amazing design.

Age: All ages
Cost: £4
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: available at all parks except Cala Gran and Penally Court.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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People gathered round looking at clues

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Pirate Treasure Hunt

Ahoy, me hearties! Grab your crew and use the clues from our Rangers to help find the items and solve the clues in our pirate treasure hunt – will you find the ‘x’ that marks the spot?

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Berwick, Cala Gran and Penally Court.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Ranger with children pond dipping

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Pond Dipping

Discover all the different critters and creatures of our sub-aquatic pond life on selected parks. Make friends with some newts and maybe come across some snails – there’s plenty to explore.

Age: All ages
Cost: £2
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at Blue Dolphin, Burnham-on-Sea, Hafan y Môr, Haggerston Castle, Hopton, Kiln Park, Lakeland, Lydstep Beach, Perran Sands, Primrose Valley, Reighton Sands, Seton Sands, The Orchards, Thornwick Bay and Wild Duck.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Seton Sands (peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Family gathered around instructor at the beach

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RNLI Water Safety

A fun, family focused activity led by one of our friendly park Rangers. Take part in a variety of games, learn how to keep safe by the water and find out more about the RNLI.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Penally Court.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Golden Sands and Greenacres (Peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Kids and ranger studying rock pool

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Rock Pooling

Want to spot a starfish, or how about a hermit crab? Then head down to the beach for a guided tour with our expert Rangers. You’re sure to find plenty of wet and squidgy wildlife under those rocks!

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at Berwick, Hafan y Môr, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands, Seton Sands and The Orchards.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Riviere Sands (peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Family building a sand sculpture

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Sand Sculptures

You’ll create your very own sand sculptures and decorate them with the best pebbles or shells you can find. We will be sure to fill you in on a few interesting facts about the coastline too.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at Berwick, Caister-on-Sea, Church Farm, Hafan y Môr, Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach, Perran Sands, Riviere Sands, Rockley Park, Seashore, Seton Sands, The Orchards, Thornwick Bay and Thorpe Park.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Perran Sands and Riviere Sands (peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Ranger and child showing survival bracelet

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Survival Bracelets

Create and build your own parachute cord survival bracelet. They’re a must-have for all adventurers (and it looks cool too). The bracelet can be unwoven in an emergency and can be used as fishing line, sewing thread or net.

Age: 6yrs+
Cost: £6
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Allhallow, Berwick, Burnham-on-Sea, Caister-on-Sea, Hopton, Kiln Park, Lakeland, Penally Court, Perran Sands, Presthaven, Reighton Sands, Riviere Sands, Thorpe Park and Wild Duck.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Golden Sands, Marton Mere, Seaview and Weymouth Bay (peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Treasure Maps

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Treasure Maps

Use landmarks and symbols to create your very own treasure map to the hidden treasure. After, we will teach you how to use a compass and map the surrounding area.

Age: 6yrs+
Cost: £4
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks:
Available at Cala Gran, Church Farm, Combe Haven, Craig Tara, Hafan y Môr, Haggerston Castle, Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach, Seton Sands, The Orchards and Thornwick Bay.
Restrictions: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lystep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Paint a plant pot

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Paint a Plant Pot

Grab a Giotto pen and let your imagination run wild with spots, stripes, flowers or even a face. When your design is finished, fill the plant pot with compost, plant the seeds, take it home and then sit back and watch it grow!

Age: All ages
Cost: £6
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Berwick, Cala Gran, Combe Haven and Penally Court.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

How to book

Activities go on sale from the 2nd January 2020 and can be booked on the Haven What's On app up to two hours before the activity starts. After this time, you can book at the Activity Booking Point on the park.

  • Step 1: Book your holiday
  • Step 2: Download the latest version of the Haven What's On app
  • Step 3: Log into the app with your Haven account details or booking reference
  • Step 4: Pick your activity
  • Step 5: Book and pay with your card

Download the Haven What's On app to search, book and pay for activities

Pre-book activities at all parks except Lydstep Beach and Penally Court

Pre-book and buy activities via the app from 2 Jan

Book in advance to make sure you don't miss out