Our events

Helping local communities learn more about conservation

Are you interested in conservation? We organise a range of free community events for people of all ages, to showcase the wildlife at our beautiful nature reserves and the work we’re doing to protect it.

Take a look at what’s coming up and book your place by emailing our Engagement Ranger, Tracy Gray.

Wildlife photography for beginners

Saturday 27 April 2019, 2pm – 4pm.

An activity to learn how to photograph wildlife using telescopes and smart phones. The main focus will be on photographing the birds on the reserve. Not suitable for dogs. Booking essential.

Walking Level: Easy

What do I need? Please bring binoculars, a telescope, and a smart phone if you have them.

Who? This even is suitable for all members of the local community and children accompanied by an adult.

Where? Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve, Wombwell, Barnsley.


The breeding birds of Broomhill Flash nature reserve

Saturday 27 April 2019, 10am – 12pm.

An event to discover the birds that breed on the nature reserve. Not suitable for dogs. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions on the day.

Walking Level: Moderate

What do I need? Please bring binoculars and a telescope if you have them.

Who? This even is suitable for all members of the local community and children accompanied by an adult.

Where? Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve, Wombwell, Barnsley.


Wildlife exploration at Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve

Sunday 28 April 2019, 10am – 12pm.

An activity for children and young people to discover the water flashes and the wildlife that can be seen at this time of year. Wildlife identification, how to use binoculars and birdwatching will form part of this activity walk.

Walking Level: Easy.

Who? This event is suitable for young children. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Not suitable for dogs.

What do I need? Please bring binoculars if you have them.

Where? Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve, Wombwell, Barnsley.


Heritage walk: Practical conservation at Broomhill Flash and Clegg’s Meadow Nature Reserves

Sunday 28 April 2019, 1pm – 3pm.

An opportunity for the local community to help with the conservation of Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve. Learn about the reserve, how it is managed, help with litter picking and learn how to identify and record some of the habitats and wildlife on the reserve. Step into the world of birdwatching by spending time in the new bird hide, recording some of the birds seen on the reserves at this time of year.

Walking Level: Moderate.

Who? This even is suitable for all members of the local community.

What do I need? Please bring binoculars and telescope if you have them, but we will have a few to share on the day.

Where? Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve, Wombwell, Barnsley.


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