Exciting things to do at Wildchild Festival!

Things to do

Get wild and creative with a variety of different activities for all the family. Take the opportunity to get hands on with tools in our Construction Zone and learn some bushcraft skills at our Forest School. Perhaps you’d like to challenge your family to an obstacle course, slide down the bank, or get creative with some natural printmaking? We’ve oodles of ways to get wildly creative through natural play!

Things to do

Peter Rabbit with Quantum Theatre 

Join us for a special outdoor  theatre production of Peter Rabbit. Peter Rabbit and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves face to face with a snarling cat followed by Mr McGregor himself!  

How will they ever escape?  Can Old Mr Bunny come to the rescue in time?  And whatever will Mr McGregor make of all those footprints in the flower beds?

Join Peter and Benjamin on their hair-raising adventures in this enchanting adaptation of the much loved Beatrix Potter classic.


Joliba Drum and Dance

Join in an exciting drumming workshop with musicians David Woolley and Maitre Samsou.

David Woolley studied West African Djembe and Djuns under the guidance of Drum/Dance master Almami Kamara aka Maitre Samsou during his time in the Gambia. He also played with members of Allah Tantoo, Follocoh, Canella and African Ballet. During his visit, Almami Kamara’s newest group Joliba were rehearsing to perform during the new tourist season. David spent some 3 months rehearsing and forming strong links with the Artists of Guinea Conakry.

David has been returning to West Africa on a regular basis since 1999, as a student and as an Aid for a small charity. He is based in Stoke on Trent and delivers professional workshops throughout Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, West Midlands and surrounding areas.

Maitre Samsou is a former member of the Guinea Conakry National African Ballet, his depth of understanding of both drumming and dance is unparalleled in the UK, he works alongside David to deliver Drumming, Dance and Music workshops and also live performances.

A Sweep of Swallows

Bewonderment Machine and Swooping Swallows

Check the Bewonderment Machine out on park bank and the Swooping Swallows can be spotted exploring the site

The Bird in the Hand Theatre are back for another WildChild Festival event. Find the swallows swooping over the reserve throughout the day and be amazed by the bewonderment machine!