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 their own den 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.

Activities

How to pay – Activity Bundles or buying individually

At most of our parks, we use Activity Bundles. You can add bundles of 12 or 24 passes to your booking after selecting your accommodation grade. Then, you'll need to go to your My Haven Holiday account to reserve individual activities for your trip using your bundle. 

If you're planning a trip to Craig TaraHafan y MôrHoptonLittlesea or Seashore, you'll need to book and pay for your activities individually. You can do this using our Whats On app. Book ahead so you don't miss out.

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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A girl exploring on the beach

Outdoor explore

Nature Rockz - Beach explorer

Join our Rangers as we head to the beach and explore the seashore and see what wildlife we can spot. We’ll give you one of our printed guides as a reference. 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. Then we’ll teach you how to use a mirror to do Morse code in case of emergencies at sea.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Doniford Bay, Kiln Park, Presthaven and Reighton Sands
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season except Reighton Sands (peak only)
Bookable online: Yes
Kids and ranger bird spotting

Park Safari

Nature Rockz - Bird watching

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: 6+ years
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Thornwick Bay
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Ranger with child looking at bug hunts

Park Safari

Nature Rockz - 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
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes

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A young girl with a picture of a dinosaur

Get Creative

Nature Rockz - Creature creations

This is a fun session for all that will 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, or even making a jellyfish or octopus – the possibilities are endless.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes

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Kids in a den

Bush Craft

Nature Rockz - Den building

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
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Dinosaur Coast exploring and discovering

The coast

Nature Rockz - Dinosaur Coast Discovery

Come and join us for a walk along the beach as our friendly Ranger takes you through a history of the dinosaurs and how they became extinct. Kids, and adults, can then create their own dinosaur sand sculpture and get everyone to try to guess what it is. Do you know your Tyrannosaurus Rex from your Stegosaurus? We have lots of pictures and interesting facts to share with you so you can impress your friends with your dinosaur knowledge.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Devon Cliffs
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes

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Fossil casting

Get Creative

Fossil casting

Come along to the Nature Rockz Area where our friendly Rangers will teach you all about fossils. Then choose your favourite dinosaur fossil mold, fill it with plaster of Paris, and while you’re waiting for it to dry you can take part in a fun game of dinosaur bingo!

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Grass head creations

Get Creative

Nature Rockz - Grass head creations

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

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Kids and ranger fire lighting

Bush Craft

Nature Rockz - 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.

Age: 6+ years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Family making a nest box

Get Creative

Nature Rockz - Nest box creations

Fancy making a few birdies chirpy? Or giving a bat a home? 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 except Burnham-on-Sea, Caister-on-Sea, Far Grange, Golden Sands, Lakeland, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court, Presthaven, Primrose Valley, Quay West, Rockley Park, Seton Sands, The Orchards and Thorpe Park
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes

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People gathered round looking at clues

Park Safari

Nature Rockz - Pirate treasure maps

Avast, me hearties! Come on board the Nature Rockz Area and learn how to make your very own pirate’s treasure map. Use landmarks and symbols to create your map design, not forgetting the hidden treasure! Then get creative with tearing the edges and staining your map to give it added realism. Our friendly Rangers will then teach you how to use a compass and map the surrounding area.

Age: 6+ years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks:
Burnham-on-Sea, Church Farm, Combe Haven, Kiln Park, Seton Sands and Thornwick Bay 
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season except Thornwick Bay (peak only)
Bookable online: Yes
Ranger and child showing survival bracelet

Get Creative

Nature Rockz - 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: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Blue Dolphin, Cala Gran, Church Farm, Combe Haven, Devon Cliffs, Doniford Bay, Golden Sands, Greenacres, Haggerston Castle, Marton Mere, Rockely Park, Seaview, Seton Sands, Thornwick Bay and Weymouth Bay
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Paint a plant pot

Get Creative

Nature Rockz - Paint a plant pot

Perfect for all the budding Van Goghs 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, plant a sunflower seed, take it home and then sit back and watch it grow!

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Pebble art

Get Creative

Nature Rockz - 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 for two pebbles and the whole family
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
People gathered round looking at clues

Park Safari

Nature Rockz - 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: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Ranger studying nature with child

Park Safari

Nature Rockz - 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
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Ranger with children pond dipping

Park Safari

Nature Rockz - 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
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Blue Dolphin, Burnham-on-Sea, Haggerston Castle, Kiln Park, Lakeland, Penally Court, Perran Sands, Reighton Sands, Seton Sands and Wild Duck
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season except Seton Sands (peak only)
Bookable online: Yes
Kids and ranger studying rock pool

The Coast

Nature Rockz - 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: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Seton Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes

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Family gathered around instructor at the beach

The Coast

RNLI Water Smart

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
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Family building a sand sculpture

The Coast

Nature Rockz - 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
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Berwick, Caister-on-Sea, Church Farm, Kiln Park, Perran Sands, Riviere Sands, The Orchards, Thornwick Bay and Thorpe Park
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes