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Springwatch Wild Day Out at Alexandra Palace

Hundreds of nature detectives have come along to the free Springwatch Wild Day Out nature festival at Alexandra Palace Park to discover how many creatures, critters and creepy-crawlies live in the park.

Springwatch Wild Day Out
Nest making at the Springwatch Wild Day Out at Alexandra Palace Park

Kids are taking part in bug hunts, trying their hands at worm charming, netting a butterflies and even trying a tree trail.

The event has been organised by BBC, Haringey Council, OPAL, Natural History Museum , Alexandra Palace Charitable Trust.

The event takes place on until 5pm at Alexandra Palace Park, Haringey (Muswell Hill Entrance).

What's involved?

You can join scientists from the Natural History Museum and local wildlife heroes as they take part in a BioBlitz, a huge wildlife hunt against the clock.

Help them spot as many species as possible or head down to the BioBlitz base camp to get a closer look at what's been discovered.

You'll also learn how you can become a nature hero by helping to save local wildlife.


You can download a map of Alexandra Palace Park with details on parking, entrances and the festival location.

Most computers will open PDF documents automatically, but you may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Getting there, Saturday 5 June

Alexandra Palace Way
Wood Green
London N22 7AY

Free Courtesy Bus:

Pick up at Wood Green tube station & Alexandra Palace mainline


Bus W3 from Wood Green Station (Piccadilly Line)
Bus W3 from Finsbury Park Station (Piccadilly and Mainline)


Mainline train from Kings Cross to Alexandra Palace Station

Free parking available.

Check the Transport For London website for full travel options.

Sunday 6 June: Springwatch: Wild Day Out in Guildford

If you can't make Saturday at Alexandra Palace Park then on Sunday BBC South East will be hosting their own Wild Day Out at Shalford Park, Guildford.

Sunday 6 June from 11am to 4.30pm

At Shalford Park in Guildford

Entrance is FREE and you can pick up lots of BBC Breathing Places goodies and enjoy local food and drink. Why not bring a picnic and make a day of it? There is no parking on Shalford Park, except for the disabled.

More info at the Breathing Places website.

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