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Children's Nature Experiences
Exploring Nature       
Tuesday 26 July 09:15 - 12:15
Butterflies, Bees & Bugs
Tuesday 9 August 09:15 - 12:15
Water World Fun
Tuesday 23 August 09:15 - 12:15

These will be led by local nature warden Steve Songhurst. Steve grew up wandering the woods, fields and stream along the Loose Valley in the 1960's and 70's and is passionate about sharing his love of nature to the next generation.

These events are aimed for school aged children and their parents/ carers. 

This event is free, but we ask you to consider making a small donation to Hayle Park Nature Reserve either on the day or via our donate button. 


Dawn Chorus
Saturday 23rd April
05:00 - 06:30

Join Steve Songhurst for an early morning walk through the reserve and neighbouring area to listen to experience the dawn chorus.

Booking is essential.

Bat Walk
Friday 26 August
20:00 - 21:30

Join us on a dusk walk through the Nature Reserve to hear and see these nocturnal creatures. Bat detector supplied!

This event is free, however we hope you will consider making a donation to Hayle Park Nature Reserve.

Tickets available from 10 August.

Booking essential.

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Open Day
Sunday 28 August
12:00 - 15:00

Join us for an afternoon on the reserve. Come and meet the trustees and give your feedback about the reserve. Crafts and activities for children plus BBQ and refreshments. The Mayor of Maidstone will also be joining us. Bring picnic blankets and camping chairs to make yourself comfortable!

Work Party


Volunteers meet at 10:00 at the barn by the main entrance of Fieldfare drive. Come for the morning or just an hour. Work will be socially distanced. Range of tasks, no special skills required.

Weekly Work Parties - Fridays