Autumn is just around the corner, and Wild Place Project is the perfect destination to enjoy the changing seasons of the woodland.
The attraction has 21 acres (8.5 hectares) of beautiful British ancient woodland ready for exploring. Visitors can gather conkers, acorns and pinecones in the woodland, and see the oak, ash, yew, cherry and blackthorn trees, along with hazel, lime, beech, birch and horse chestnut trees.
As well as being home to exotic animals from around the world, such as giraffe, cheetah, zebra and meerkats, Wild Place Project is an important habitat for many UK native species. Now is the perfect time of year, as the leaf canopy thins, to see woodpeckers in the trees, buzzards in the skies and spot grey squirrels busily gathering nuts from the hazel trees in preparation for the winter months ahead.
Nigel Simpson, head of operations at Wild Place Projects, said: “Autumn is such a beautiful time of year at Wild Place Project, we encourage everyone to don their wellies and enjoy the great outdoors on offer here.”
He added: “Our Blackhorse Wood area is an untouched natural woodland. It is believed that the oak, birch, ash and beech trees within the ancient woodland have regenerated naturally from those growing there 3,000 years ago.”
As well as enjoying the autumnal countryside, visitors can join Wild Place Project’s Halloween Festival next month.
During half term week (Saturday October 21 until Sunday October 29) a spooky spell will be cast over Wild Place Project as the Witch of Wild Place makes it her home.
Visitors can take part in a woodland trail to discover magical creatures hidden among the trees. There will also be Halloween storytelling and tasty Halloween treats on offer in the Courtyard Café. Children can join the frightful fun for just £5 entry (with a full paying adult – online bookings only).