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Bees and Butterflies at Victory Wood

Join our fun event for young families at Victory Wood, near Whitstable, Kent. 

Victory Wood is a 140-hectare (350-acre) site on the western edge of one of the largest areas of continuous ancient woodland in South East England. Known as the Blean complex, it arches over the north of Canterbury and covers an area of 28.5 square kilometres (11 square miles).

Its open habitats are home to a host of butterflies and the rare Shill Carder bee. Building on the popularity of our family bee walks last year in conjunction with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, we’re offering families a small, fun event to help you find and identify the bees and butterflies that live in our precious habitat. We’re thrilled that Victory Wood is the ideal home for the rare Shrill Carder bee and hopefully you’ll spot a range of butterflies such as common blues, painted ladies, red admirals, and marbled whites amongst others. You'll also make some bee-themed crafts to take home, with thanks to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust for supporting this event. At our bee walks last year people said: “The fantastic bumble bee walk was a great way of experiencing Victory Wood, and “We loved the bee hunt for the shrill carder!”

There is no minimum age but the terrain is not suitable for prams/buggies.

We are offering two identical sessions: 9.30 – 11.30, and 12 – 2pm. Choose your timeslot below.

Cost: £6 per adult; £3 per child. Booking essential.

Dogs on leads welcome.

For more details about Victory Wood, see: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/victory-wood/