What’s On in 2018

Pond Dipping Detective Sessions in the Summer Holidays

Back by popular demand, the Park’s Conservation Department will be running FREE Pond Dipping sessions in the summer holidays, giving youngsters the chance to discover what lurks beneath the water!

Dave Coles, Curator, and his team are inviting children to become Pond Detectives every Wednesday (see dates below) throughout the holidays, from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Join us on our new pond dipping platform by the lake, opposite the car park, for some fun investigative work! The sessions will operate on a first come, first served basis and parental supervision is required

Event: Pond Dipping Sessions

When: Every Wednesday from 25th July to 29th August

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Where: Pond Dipping Platform – Outside Lake (by car park). Ask in the Ticket Office for directions

Cost: Normal Park admission charges apply. Pond Dipping session is FREE

This event is run on a first come, first served basis. Parental supervision is required

Please note: The pond dipping platform is exposed to the sun and the area has little shade – on a hot day we would encourage you to bring plenty of water, wear a hat and apply sun cream prior to a session

Meet the Bugs in the Summer Holidays

Animal Keepers are giving visitors the chance to get up close and personal with some of the residents that live at the Park. So, if you would like to experience the amazing world of giant insects, meet a snake, stoke a Giant African Snail or get close to a tarantula, then pop along to the Park from 1.30pm to 3.30pm – you’re guaranteed to have a bugtastic time!

Event: Meet the Bugs at Beale Park

Date: Every Wednesday from 25th July to 29th August 

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Cost: Normal Park admission charges apply. Encounter is free

Venue: Education Building

This event is run on a first come, first served basis. Parental supervision is required.

Although we try to show as many bugs as possible, the Park cannot guarantee what will be available on the day.

Prize Draw Summer Holiday Trail at Beale Park

There will be a special trail at the Park in the summer holidays

For just £0.50p, all you have to do is find ten answers that will be dotted around the Park. Once completed, hand the trail into the Gift Shop for your chance to win some wild prizes

Event: Summer Trail

Dates: Throughout the summer holidays – 21st July to 4th September

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: 50p

Normal Park admission charges apply