Skip to content

River Discovery Day

Discover the amazing wildlife of Thetford’s rivers at our River Dipping Discovery Day!

July 27, 2024
10.30am - 3.30pm (Available in 1 hour bookable time slots. See details below)
Butten Island, Thetford

River Discovery Day

Join BFER and wildlife enthusiast Jon Tyler for an activity adventure celebrating river wildlife. Uncover the marvellous miniature world of river invertebrates through river dipping, take part in nature themed games and crafts, and find out more about what makes rivers so special.

Finding out what lives below the surface of a river or stream is a really fun activity for all the family. It is also a fantastic way to learn about the biodiversity and health of our waterways! During the Discovery Day, you will look at creatures up close in a special raised river dipping water tank. While you might come across some small fish, what we are really looking for are invertebrates! These are amazing creatures without a backbone. There are thousands of them living in rivers and they have amazing life cycles. You will be able to see them up close, and use fun fact sheets to be a river detective to identify them.

There will also be crafts and games to enjoy!


River Discovery Day

When: Saturday 27th July

Where: Butten Island, Thetford

Time: Available in 1 hour bookable time slots:





Cost: Fully Funded with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Booking: Time slots will be filled first come first serve. To avoid disappointment, please book if you wish to attend. Drop-ins will also be welcome on the day if not all places are filled.

Book now HERE


This event is fully funded with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and players of the National Lottery. The event is hosted by the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme.