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 exploration at Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve

Saturday 16 March 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: Discover and explore Broomhill Flash and Clegg’s Meadow Nature Reserves

Sunday, 17 March 2019, 1pm – 3pm.

This guided walk takes you on a trail of discovery. Step into the world of birdwatching by spending time in the new bird hide and explore the birds which can be seen on the reserves at this time of year. We will explore the different habitats, and the new wetland being created to increase wildlife and provide flood protection for the local community. Dogs are welcome on leads.

Walking Level: Moderate.

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

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

Where? Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve, Wombwell, Barnsley.


Archaeological Showcase: Broomhill Flash

Saturday 30 March 2019

Discover and learn about the Romano British archaeological heritage found on the reserve. There will be a drop-in exhibition in the bird hide of the Roman pottery found onsite, as well as interpretation, maps, diagrams and plans of the excavation field and archaeology.

Geophysics equipment will be in the field next to the hide, where a drop in demonstration will take place throughout the day. Not suitable for dogs.

Walking Level: Moderate.

Guided walks will take place at 11am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 2.30pm.

Members of staff from West Yorkshire Archaeology Services will lead these walks, providing an opportunity for the local community to view the site and learn about the archaeology.

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

What do I need? Please bring binoculars and gloves if you have some.


An introduction to birdwatching at Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve

Sunday 31 March 2019, 10am – 12pm.

An event to discover the birds using the reserve at this time of year. Identification charts will be used to identify the birds and species identified recorded. Learn how the reserve is managed for the benefit of wetland birds. Not suitable for dogs.Stout footwear is advisable – please dress appropriately for the weather conditions on the day.

Walking Level: Easy

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

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

Where? Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve, Wombwell, Barnsley.

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