Our Summer Events

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July 8th – Bioblitz!

Wildlife experts will be on-hand throughout the day to help identify and record a variety of species, and you can get involved too with your own spotter sheet.

Take a stroll around the arboretum and the walled garden and join the line-up of FREE events taking place throughout the day, including:

  • Moth trapping
  • Guided walks and talks on birds, fungi, botany and much more!
  • Evening bat watching
  • BBQ at 6pm

With thanks to SEWBREC

This event will run from 11am to 11pm, (and there’s no toilets so be prepared to go for a wild wee!) Click here to book

August 10th – Junior Rangers!

Come and join us for a fun filled activity session at your local woodland!

Join us and Wild Spirit Bushcraft for a day of fun filled activities at Cefn Ila There will be lots to do including shelter building, wild food foraging! To get a taster of activities, please visit their website.

This will be an excellent way for your ‘budding Bear Grylls’ to learn some valuable bushcraft skills!

10am – 3pm

£5 booking fee, Click here to book

August 19th – History WalkMaternity Hospital

Join us on a history and dendrological tour of the Victorian pleasure grounds identifying trees and discovering interesting historical features.

£5 booking charge

Begins from the car park at 10am. Click here to book

Cefn Ila Open Day!

Join us to celebrate the completion of the ‘discover Cefn Ila project’. HLF have funded this project for several years and has brought new life into the site along with our team of dedicated volunteers! So what better way to finish than to go out with a bang!

Sunday 3rd September from 10am – 3pm651d923aa43a48b0cdab7b93e8ba04ba

Enjoy country craft displays, live music, bird of prey demonstrations, bushcraft, and buy locally produced products like honey and cider.

There will also be outdoor family entertainment from our onsite performers Rowanbank and will give a magical woodland walk at at 11.30 and 1.30, check out their amazing work! – http://www.rowanbank.org.uk/

This event is FREE to attend!!

NO PARKING ON SITE – take the free shuttle bus every half hour from the Usk Rural Life Museum, New Market Street, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1AU

Click here to book


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