Get stuck in

Time to explore

Getting out in the fresh air is just the start of it. Nature Rockz 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 hunting, nest box making to marshmallow toasting on the campfire, Nature Rockz 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 Rockz sessions and each park offers a fantastic choice of activities according to the nature around them. Adventurers can build survival shelters and fact finders can scour for mini beasts!

Nature Rockz at a glance

Inspired kids

Freedom to explore and learn

Kids looking for wildlife through binoculars
There's a whole world out there for the kids to enjoy and learn about. No classrooms with four walls, just the freedom of fresh air and open spaces.

Our top picks

Get on your feet and pass the time with Nature Rockz for all ages. Explore nature's backyard and put your hands to work by getting creative, learning bush craft techniques, exploring the coast and our parks.

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Animal tracking

Bush Craft

Animal tracking

Take a walk on the wild side with our expert Rangers, and follow the tracks of some of the unusual animals on our holiday park. Amaze yourself with your new-found tracking skills as you learn to spot the different prints made by different animals, their habits and direction of travel.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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Foraging

Bush Craft

Foraging

Have you ever noticed the many different species of plants and trees? Well let our expert Rangers teach you how to tell an oak from an elm, their uses for medicine, bushcraft, and which ones can be eaten, and which ones to keep away from.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Golden Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Kids and ranger fire lighting

Bush Craft

Fire lighting techniques

Essential for any young explorer – learn the ways of the forest with a little help from our expert Rangers. Find out how to light a fire with only the natural surroundings at hand. There may even be a tasty treat at the end’ as this session offers a hot chocolate and a marshmallow.

Age: 6+ years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Ranger and child showing survival bracelet

Bush Craft

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. During the 82nd Space Shuttle mission, the astronauts used their cords to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

Age: 6+ years
Activity Bundle value: 2
Cost: £10
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Hopton, Reighton Sands, Thornwick Bay
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Kids in a survival shelter

Bush Craft

Survival shelters

Essential for any young explorer – 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: 6+ years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Blue Dolphin, Caister-on-Sea and Doniford Bay.
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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kids gathered around ranger

Bush Craft

Water purification

We all take water for granted don’t we? Turn on the tap and it’s there! Well with a little help from our friendly park Ranger, you can learn the art of water purification, how to extract water, clean the water and get it ready for drinking.

Age: 6+ years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Grass head creations

Get Creative

Grass head creations

Googly eyes and pipe cleaners at the ready! Come and make your very own flowerpot man or woman in our creative session which combines crafty fun, gardening and artistry all in one. Watch their hair grow then cut it all off and start again!

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange, Primrose Valley, Reighton Sands and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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Leaf art

Get Creative

Leaf art

How much fun can you have with some leaves? Answer - lots. Think of a fun design, like a cat, bird or caterpillar, then find your perfectly-shaped leaves to create this. Searching is half the fun. Practice your design on paper first, then when you're happy, stick it onto your canvas and paint it.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Family making a nest box

Get Creative

Nest box creations

Fancy making a few birdies chirpy? Or even house a bat? With the help of our crafty Rangers you can build a home for the creatures that live in our park – or you can take it home with you to place in your own garden! Our Rangers will show you the best places to perch these habitats, so you can easily spot a robin or two.

Age: 6+ years
Activity Bundle value: 2
Cost: £10
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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Paint a plant pot

Get Creative

Paint a plant pot

Perfect for all the budding Van Gogh’s in the family, and you’ll end up with your very own sunflower. Grab a brush and paint your plant pot. Let your imagination run wild with spots, stripes, flowers or even a face. When your design is finished, fill the plant pot with compost then plant a sunflower seed. Sit back and watch it grow!

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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Pebble art

Get Creative

Pebble art

Join our Rangers and let them help you create some fantastic 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. This activity costs £5 for two pebbles and the whole family can enjoy it. Kids must be with a grown-up.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Recycled creations

Get Creative

Recycled creations

Roam around our park with one of our Rangers to find recycled materials to create your very own giant scrapheap animals. From spiders to elephants, you and the kids can really let your imaginations run wild – create it, decorate it and even give your creature a name.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Blue Dolphin, Cala Gran, Church Farm, Combe Haven, Devon Cliffs, Doniford Bay, Far Grange, Greenacres, Golden Sands, Hopton, Riviere Sands, Seton Sands and Thornwick Bay.
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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Stick creatures

Get Creative

Stick creatures

Let our clever Rangers guide you through the world of creating stick creatures. Which one will you create? A hedgehog, spider, owl or sheep – or think of one of your own. It’s amazing what you can make with some twigs, pine cones, acorns, leaves, pipe cleaners and felt.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Kids, mum and ranger outside teepee

Park Safari

Go explore

Many of the sessions take place in or around a tepee. Take a second and breathe in that fresh air. Far from the hazy city skies, our parks are nestled within wonderful natural surroundings. Our family activity Go explore is similar to orienteering without the need for a compass. We’ll point you in the right direction to make the most of the highlights of the unique and beautiful settings of each of our parks. So grab some treasured time with each other, tie up your walking shoes, put together a picnic and set yourselves on a voyage of discovery!

Age: All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs +). This is a self-lead activity.
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Kids and ranger bird spotting

Park Safari

Guided bird identification

Join the park Ranger for a stroll to our bird hives. 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 park Ranger to the bird hives. Keep an eye out for the host reed warbler, sedge warbler and reed bunting. Children and adults alike enjoy this session. Children, please come along with a grown-up.

Age: 5 yrs+. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs +)
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Thornwick Bay
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
People gathered round looking at clues

Park Safari

Pirate treasure hunt

Ahoy me hearties, there's treasure to be found in our parks! With the help of our Rangers, you'll find items and solve cryptic clues to help you along the way as you hunt for the 'X' marks the spot where the treasure is hidden.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange, Hopton, Reighton Sands, Rockley Park, Riviere Sands and Wild Duck.
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Ranger with child looking at bug hunts

Park Safari

Ranger bug hunt

Creepy crawlies to beautiful butterflies – our brainy Rangers can teach you 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
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Ranger studying nature with child

Park Safari

Ranger nature trail

Take a deep breath of the fresh outdoor air on our free guided nature trail sessions. With our very own expert Rangers you can 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
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Caister-on-Sea, Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange, Golden Sands, Greenacres, Haggerston Castle, Reighton Sands and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Ranger with children pond dipping

Park Safari

Ranger 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
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Blue Dolphin, Burnham-on-Sea, Craig Tara, Hafan y Môr, Haggerston Castle, Hopton, Lakeland, Primrose Valley, The Orchards, Thorpe Park & Wild Duck
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Wild birds and bird feeders

Park Safari

Wild birds and bird feeders

Can you tell your aquatic warbler from your yellowhammer? Our clever Rangers can tell you all about the birds that visit and live on our parks. They even know what these beautiful creatures spend their time doing and what they like to eat. A little birdie told us that you can even rustle up your very own bird food to place at the feeding station!

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Blue Dolphin, Cala Gran, Church Farm, Combe Haven, Far Grange, Hopton, Reighton Sands and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Cave art

The Coast

Cave art

In our fun cave art session you’ll hear all about caves, and then inspired by the pictures that would have been drawn in caves years ago, you can draw your own paper art using charcoal. Great for all ages, this fun activity is free to enjoy and available all season.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Thornwick Bay
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Kids and ranger studying rock pool

The Coast

Ranger 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: 5+ years
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at Berwick, Craig Tara, Doniford Bay, Lydstep Beach, Quay West, Reighton Sands, Seton Sands and Thornwick Bay
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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Family gathered around instructor at the beach

The Coast

RNLI Coastal Explorer

A fun, family-focused activity, led by one of our friendly park Rangers. Families can explore the coast and find out more about the RNLI, whilst learning how to keep safe beside the seaside. During a fun session, our Ranger will teach you the RNLI safety advice, a must for all coastal explorers. Our expert Ranger will take you on a guided trail and through mini games, help you to: get to know the coastal landscape, learn how to have fun in and around the sea and the safety measures you need to take to keep you and our family out of dangers way. Each family will receive a booklet and there’ll be a sticker for all children.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Girl creating a sand sculptures

The Coast

Sand sculptures

Let our Rangers take you to the beach where you’ll create your very own sand sculptures and decorate them with the best pebbles or shells you can find. Whether you want to make a giant mermaid, or something completely unique, our friendly Rangers will help you make your creation and will be sure to fill you in on a few interesting facts about the coastline too.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Berwick, Caister-on-Sea, Devon Cliffs, Greenacres, Hafan y Môr, Lydstep Beach, Presthaven, Primrose Valley, Quay West, Reighton Sands, Rockley Park, Seashore, Seton Sands, The Orchards and Thorpe Park
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season