Join With The RSPB For A Night Adventure With Nature

Have a night-time adventure with the RSPB.

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Have a night-time adventure with the RSPB.

The RSPB is asking people across the UK to get to know the secret world of nature that comes to life when the sun goes down by taking part in its Big Wild Sleepout – The Lockdown edition.

  • RSPB Big Wild Sleepout – The Lockdown edition will take place on Saturday 23 May.
  • The RSPB is encouraging people across the UK to get to know the secret world of nature that comes to life when the sun goes down.
  • There will be online activities and live sessions on Facebook throughout the afternoon and evening to keep families entertained.
  • Taking part in Big Wild Sleepout counts towards Wild Challenge, the RSPB’s year-round adventure for families.

The nature charity’s most popular event of the year usually invites families to camp out under the stars at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra, County Down. This year, the RSPB is encouraging everyone to enjoy the event at home, indoors or outdoors on the evening of Saturday 23 May.  

Participate by pitching a tent in your garden, build an inside den or sit by a window to see and hear the nature. There will also be lots of fun online activities and guides through the evening to keep the family entertained.     

Joanne Sherwood, Director, RSPB NI said: “Over the past few weeks, many of us have been noticing the nature that is blooming all around us – but there is a secret world of nature that comes to life when the sun goes down.

“Night-time provides an exciting wild world to explore. From bats, moths and minibeasts to late night singers and marvellous mammals. RSPB NI is inviting families to learn more about their fascinating world by taking part in Big Wild Sleepout at home, whether that is from a tent in the garden or a blanket fort in the living room.”

The RSPB has got plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy, and wild content through the night. You can share what you’re up to with thousands of other families taking part around the UK on:

 www.facebook.com/RSPBNI.

Taking part in the Big Wild Sleepout counts towards the RSPB’s Wild Challenge, which is a year-round nature adventure for families available online. By completing fun and engaging activities ranging from building bug hotels and bird boxes to making a compost heap and planting for wildlife, participants can then log their achievements on to the RSPB Wild Challenge website and collect bronze, silver and gold awards.

For lots of fun ideas, activities and tips for your Big Wild Sleepout, go to: 

www.rspb.org.uk/bigwildsleepout