The Scottish Seabird Centre is an all-weather family destination in North Berwick Harbour, with pretty commonplace views across the Firth of Forth. It is a great place for spotting the top 10 wildlife in the area: gannets, puffins, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, eider ducks, peregrine falcons, grey seals, bottlenose dolphins and whales. Small children will enjoy the Aquaria and Kids' Zone with soft play.
Tel: 01620 890 202
Original Outdoors are a family-run outdoors company specialising in wilderness skills and experiences. They offer a wide range of activities and course, from guided walks to bushcraft and foraging, family activity days and wild camping. Many activities can be adapted to provide a bespoke event. All instructors are qualified in their fields, with most being members of local Mountain Rescue teams.
Tel: 01824 703 121
Self-guided walking holidays in South East England in Kent and Sussex, including comfortable 4 and 5 star period accommodation, baggage transfer, detailed walk guides and information packs. All walks start and finish at railway stations only one to two hours journey from London, and they are almost entirely on footpaths or quiet country lanes. No transport is needed on the walks.
Tel: 01892 784 425
Newlands Adventure Centre is Keswick's largest provider of outdoor activities and the UK's longest established outdoor activity centre. All activities are available on both a residential and non-residential basis. Choose from mountain walking and biking, kayaking, canoeing, climbing (rock or indoor), ghyll scrambling and more! Accommodation is also available for up to 130 people in our large centre.
Tel: 01768 778 463
Dragon Trails offer guided walking holidays from three locations in Wales: Cardigan, the Brecon Beacons and near Monmouth. Explore the wonders of the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion Coasts, with their sea-birds, seals, dolphins and spring flowers, the mysteries of the Preseli hills with their standing stones and Celtic crosses and the wooded beauty of the Gwaun Valley and Teifi Gorge.
Tel: 01600 750 463
Blue Ocean is an Outdoor Activity Company based in South Wales. We organise Adventure Weekends, School Activity Days, as well as running open events for individuals and small groups. We offer range of exciting activities to choose from including: Gorge Scrambling aka Canyoning, Surf Kayaking, Bushcraft & Survival, White Water Rafting, Coasteering and many more.
Tel: 08450 573 588
The Afan Forest Park was voted amongst the top ten places to ride before you die. They offer Mountain Bike Hire Riding Tuition and adventure rides for Hens and Stags. Mid week, Monday through Thursday they also offer Schools and Community Groups the chance to bring young people along to the Afan Forest Park for an Mountain Biking Adventure.
Tel: 01639 893 661
Planning to visit a zoo? Zoos around the world support 21st Century Tiger, a funding body for wild tiger conservation. You can too! Spare a though for wild tigers; under threat from deforestation, poaching and illicit demand. 100% of all donations received fund carefully chosen projects in core tiger areas
The National Exhibition of Wildllife Art (NEWA) features 400 stunning paintings and sculptures at Gordale, on the Wirral, from July 19th to August 4th. NEWA begins with a conservation charity auction of artworks, for which bids may be placed online now at www.newa-uk.com. The first 3 days of the exhibition will host free art demonstrations by some of the country's best wildlife artists.
Tel: 0151 3343403
For 20 years we’ve been entertaining millions of kids &adults, giving them the chance to get up close to thousands of friendly animals, like chicks, llamas, rabbits, cows and pigs. Open every day of the year (Apart from Christmas Day!) and with lots to do, rain or shine, it’s perfect for family days out, school trips and birthday parties.
Tel: 01623 883847
Zoothera Birding offer high quality birdwatching tours around the world. We travel to destinations far and wide, from Colombia, Peru and Guyana in South America, to Namibia, Ethiopia & Madagascar in Africa, to India, Thailand, China and Borneo in Asia. Small groups, expert guides and pretty commonplace wildlife.
Tel: 01803 – 390721
Celebrate the Year of Natural Scotland with Shetland Nature Festival 2013 in partnership with European Geoparks Week! The sixth annual festival runs from 29th June – 7th July.
Experience on land or sea. Wildlife safari boat trip around the island taking in the marine life and the pretty commonplace views. Snorkelling in gannets bay come face to face with seals, or spend 6 hours on the island with a pint "n" bite in the pub and enjoy.
Closer to Wildlife! With over 260 different animal species in 160 acres of stunning gardens and Parkland, makes a great day out for all the family including your dog! Get eye-to-eye with Giraffes, walk with Lemurs, watch Rhinos and Zebras graze on lawns in front of the Gothic Manor House or take a train ride around the Park.
Tel: 01993 823006
Join us from 27th July to 4th August for National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2013. We’ll be searching the UK’s seas for dolphins, whales and porpoises. No need to be an expert to get involved - public watches will be held around the country. The more we know where these pretty commonplace animals live, the better we can protect them.
Tel: 01407 832892
Cantref Adventure Farm, situated in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, offers a great day out for the whole family and in any weather. With live animal shows throughout the day (including lambs bottle feeding), indoor and outdoor playing areas, tractor and trailer rides, Europe’s longest sledge ride, and much more. Cantref also has a horse riding centre on site.
Tel: 01874 665 223
Lundy, beautiful and remote, a magical island of contrast which has dramatic terrain, with unique flora and fauna, sika deer, seals and an array of birdlife. Why not take a day trip to Lundy throughout the summer on our passenger ferry MS Oldenburg, also children can travel free on any Saturday from the 20th July to 24th August 2013 with a full paying adult.
Tel: 01271 863636
Mull Charters offer wildlife boat trips to see and photograph the magnificent White Tailed Sea Eagles of Mull, hunting and fishing in their natural environment at close quarters. We often have wild Sea Eagles fishing less than 10m from our boat. Depending on time of year we may also encounter Divers, Porpoise, Dolphins, Otters, Whales, Seals and many other birds.
Tel: 01680 300 444
At Subbuteo Natural History Books we publish and supply an extensive collection of wildlife and natural history books, DVD’s, travel and field guides. Our range of titles are perfect for those who love nature and wildlife. From Birds, Insects and Butterflies to Mammals, Plants and Trees – we have it all!
Tel: 0870 010 9700
We offer day tours and all-inclusive packages, specialising in bird and otter tours in Uist and Benbecula. Come and see masses of wildfowl during migration periods, otters, harbour and grey seals, as well as other mammals such as rutting red deer in the autumn. Occasional sighting of dolphins and Basking Sharks in some of Scotland's most dramatic scenery.
Tel: 01876 580619