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Have fun with the Wild East Devon team this spring!
Have fun with the Wild East Devon team this spring!

Use the links on the right hand side of the page to book onto one of our Bluebell Day events!

This year, we’re going big. Our annual Bluebell Day has to be done differently this year so we’re launching a district-wide week of activities, events, talks, videos and conversations all focussed on celebrating the wonderful bluebell and discovering first signs of spring in our local area.

We'll be putting on guided tours of our best spring wildlife-filled nature reserves as well as some family outdoor fun sessions to encourage the whole family to get outdoors and creative with our rangers.

Due to ongoing covid restrictions you might not be able to visit our reserves, so we’re making sure that you can follow Bluebell Week safely from your own home with a series of online videos and competitions from our rangers that means you can fully experience Bluebell Week wherever you are.

Here's all the activities happening as part of Bluebell Week 2021:

Guided Walks

Join one of our six 2-hour Guided Walks across Holyford Woods near Seaton, Knapp Copse near Honiton and Fire Beacon Hill near Sidmouth. Walks focus on the management of our reserves the wildlife, and the avifauna. Book your family's place by clicking a link on the right-hand side

Family Activity Sessions

Join the Wild East Devon Education Rangers for a fun-packed hour of natural spring crafts at Seaton Wetlands. We'll be exploring, discovering wildlife and getting creative in the spectacular setting of our flagship nature reserve. 

Volunteer Day

Ranger Jon will be leading a volunteering day on Thursday 29 April at Holyford Woods, improving access to the woodlands and connecting our volunteers to the early spring nature.

Competition

We will be launching a spring photograph competition in partnership with EDDC. Prizes will be given to the winners with a selection of photos used for a gallery during the week connecting to every family across the district, encouraging them to explore their local wildflower spaces and take some great photos!

School Visits

Our Wild East Devon Education Rangers will be out inspiring primary school pupils and families to connect with nature. Throughout the week Rangers will be working with pupils from schools in Exmouth and Colyton. Children will explore wild spaces near to their school and learn about signs of spring through hands-on games and activities.

Videos

We'll be posting a series of face-to-camera videos from the Wild East Devon Team explaining about our reserves, bluebells and beyond. Make sure you're following @wildeastdevon on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we give all of our followers across East Devon and the world springtime content to enjoy and learn from.

AV&DCS Takeover

On Wednesday 28 we're being taken over by our partners at the Axe Vale & District Conservation Society! They'll be leading a Guided Walk at Holyford Woods, and will be taking over our social media platforms to give us an insight into their organisation and to promote their work with us at Holyford Woods and across the Axe Vale.