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Wild About Thetford: Spring Edition

Go wild this Easter with free family activities celebrating nature. Make and decorate bird boxes, make wild-craft nests, create tasty treats for birds to eat, decorate eggs, and discover more about Thetford’s wildlife.

April 6, 2023
Thetford Market Place

Wild About Thetford: Spring Edition


Thetford is a town with an amazing array of wildlife, from king fishers to otters, and rare plant species. With its two chalk rivers, The Little Ouse, and the Thet, Thetford has a diverse freshwater habitat. Thetford is also home to iconic Brecks heathland at Barnhamcross Common, as well as the beautiful bird reserve at Nunnery Lakes.

This Easter holiday, why not discover more, and celebrate the wildlife around you at this nature celebration in the heart of the town.


Are you interested in supporting your local wildlife? Discover more about volunteering opportunities at a range of information stalls including The Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme, and the Thetford Town Council Conservation Volunteers.


Wild About Thetford: Spring Edition

When: Thursday 6th April

Where: Thetford Market Place

Time: 10am-1pm

Cost: All activities are free of charge, with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Do I need to book? There will be a range of drop-in activities, including wild-craft nests, bird feeders, and egg decorating (some may be first come first service depending on demand).

For bird box making, to avoid disappointment, please book a time slot here: Bird Box Making at The Guildhall Thetford event tickets from TicketSource

Toilets and refreshments: Toilet facilities are available in the Guildhall next door. Fancy a pit stop? Why not pop into the Guildhall Tea Room to try out their range of teas, coffees, cakes, and lunches.