Join us for a wonderful night camping out under the stars at RSPB Rye Meads
The Big Wild Sleep Out is a unique opportunity for families to spend a night out in the wild! Join us for a night camping under the stars and connect with nature as the nocturnal wildlife awakens on the reserve.
Arriving late in the afternoon there will be time to pitch your tent before heading out for pond dipping. After dinner (bring your own, cook on our BBQ or join us for a fish and chip run!) we'll have a walk around the reserve with bat detectors as the sun sets and learn all about the nocturnal wildlife of Rye Meads. After toasting marshmallows on the fire, if the skies are clear we can stargaze before falling asleep to the sounds of night-time nature. After a breakfast there may be time for a bird ringing demonstration or an early morning walk to our Kingfisher Viewing Hub. Finally we will check the moth trap to see what has been caught overnight before waving farewell!
[Note campers will need to bring their own tent and camping equipment, torches, cutlery and chairs]
[Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. Fish and chips not included in event price]
Rye Meads is a closed reserve overnight, so our Big Wild Sleepout really is a unique opportunity to spend time here when nobody else is around.