My Wild Child

My Wild Child sessions will be re starting in September 2017, for term time. Keep an eye on our calendar for dates & details.


Thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery, we have funding to provide wild play sessions for pre-school children across Bristol!

Avon Wildlife Trust are providing fun outdoor games and activities in 2017 including: wildlife conservation activities, wild-art, mini-beast quests, wild songs and stories and much more!

Each session combines a structured, nature-focused task followed by child-led free play.

Our sessions will allow your child to:

  • Learn about nature through songs, stories and hands-on practical activities
  • Develop confidence through child-led exploration and play
  • Develop communication skills including speaking and listening

Who can attend?
Term-time sessions are aimed at toddlers aged 2, 3 and 4.
Younger siblings are welcome. Parents must supervise their children at all times.

Where are the wild play sessions?

The Bommie - Knowle, Northern Slopes, BS3
Every Wednesday afternoon from 1pm–2:30pm
Meeting point: the Bommie entrance (next to105 Wedmore Vale)
click for map

St George Park, Church Rd, BS5
Every Thursday morning from 10am–11:30am 
Meeting Point: Near the Community Centre
click for map

Horfield Common, BS7
Every Thursday afternoon from 1pm–2:30pm 
Meeting point: near the cafe
click for map


See interactive calendar for map, details and print options.
If you are having trouble viewing from a mobile device click here.

No Booking Required!

Just need to turn up dressed for the weather, with a few snacks! A rug to sit on would also be useful. 

Any questions?

Please email Sara Turrill – Wild Play & Learning Development Officer

Join our My Wild Child Facebook group


Thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery for funding this project.


We are looking for volunteers who can offer half a day per week to assist with the wild play sessions - Wednesday afternoons 12.30-3, Thursday mornings 9.30-12 or Thursday afternoons 1-3pm. For more information see the bottom of the main volunteering page or to register interest please contact



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The Bommie Northern Slopes map711.14 KB
Horfield Common map721.94 KB
Bennett's Patch and White's Paddock map4.93 MB
St George Park map707.58 KB