LATEST NEWS for April 2021


With the roadmap to easing restrictions now in place, we have set out our own proposals to return to ‘normal’ working patterns as follows:

5 April: staff will return to full time working, The centre will be open 9am-4pm every weekday

6-11 April: outdoor Easter holiday sessions (first week of the school holidays) 

12-16 April: indoor and outdoor Easter holiday sessions (second week of school holidays) 

12 April: narrowboat trips available to single household or support bubbles 

19 April:  Little Explorers to recommence

17 May: narrowboat trips available for up to six people or 2 x households / a full programme of outdoor activities offered / indoor activities available for up to 6 and/or 2 households

21 June: return to full programme of activities

(all subject to current legislation/guidelines remaining in place)                                                                                                                     Tel: 01902 754612

All our programmes will be published on our activities pages on this website and via our Facebook page


Our Easter Holiday Programme is running from Tuesday 6th April to Saturday 17th April. Booking on all activities is essential, we will require payment at time of booking to secure your place.  For further details including booking information CLICK HERE

Our next Dr Bike session takes place  between 10.30am -2.30pm on SATURDAY 10 APRIL.  

Dr Bike offers a basic safety check, puncture repairs, gear checking and replacement of inner tubes etc.  There is no charge but you will be asked to pay for the cost of replacement parts. You will need to contact us via to book a place.

We also have a number of bikes for sale. Please contact us if you would like further details.

With thanks to the National Lottery, the work on our toilet refurbishment is now complete.  

We hope you will like the results of the refurbishment once you are able to return to Wildside.

Thanks to the generosity of 5/344 Branch of Transport & General Worker’s Union (Former Goodyear Branch)  Trebalisa has  undergone a full refurbishment and is ready for a new season.   

We hope to start running trips once again from mid-April based on current guidelines, so watch out for updates on our website and social media channels. 

Little Explorers will begin again on Monday 19th April. 

Please do check out the activity sheets on our website if you are looking for some outdoor activities to do with your little ones.  Activity Sheets

We’d love to see how you and your family are engaging with nature , so please do email your photographs to us, if you are happy for us to share them on our Facebook pages and help lift the spirits of our friends and supporters during this difficult time. 

Our  ‘Life is better by water’ photography competition has now closed and we have selected our winners. For details and to see the winning entries go to: Life is better by Water