Willow Weaving course at Magor Marsh
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Willow Weaving course at Magor Marsh

Get festive and learn a new skill!

Willow weaving was a traditional skill on the Gwent Levels and Magor Marsh is surrounded by willow. So why not come along and make a fantastic Christmas tree and Christmas star to display in your home over the festive season? Join Sarah Hatton of Hatton Willow in the beautiful surrounds of this popular Nature Reserve!

This course, part of the Living Levels Partnership programme funded by Heritage Lottery, will also include different traditional techniques of willow weaving and basket making.

There are limited places for this course so booking is essential!

Tel: 01600 740600 info@gwentwildlife.org

Cost: £12 GWT members £15 non-members

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Big Skies at Newport Wetlands
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Big Skies at Newport Wetlands

Kick off this December and see the Newport Wetlands as you’ve never seen them before as Tin Shed Theatre presents Big Skies!

Join us for our launch event on Saturday 1st December from 2pm to 5pm at the RSPB Newport Wetlands Centre, when we explore the Wetlands and the history of the Gwent Levels in a unique and exciting way! There will be a trail to follow or just choose to roam freely. There will be secret pop up performances along the way and we're planning a finale at dusk to celebrate the launch of the project. You may even get to see the natural wonder of the starlings murmerations!

Tickets are free and can be booked online or upon arrival at the Wetlands Centre on the day. https://tinyurl.com/y9xkk7y2

Please note the event is free roaming and mainly standing, and takes place outdoors. Please dress appropriately for the weather and, if possible, bring a torch!

All children must be accompanied by an adult please!

As we all know, the Welsh weather can be unpredictable. If we have to cancel the event, we will let all booked audience members know by 10am on Saturday 1 December, and we will also spread the word via social media.

Big Skies is our three-year project that looks to connect people from our urban communities with the rural landscape of the Gwent Levels. Over the next three years, Tin Shed Theatre will develop exciting events spanning the levels, from Chepstow to Cardiff.

Car parking costs £3 per car for non-members and is free for RSPB members. The car park will close at 5pm.

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Living Levels Winter Bird Walk
Nov
30
10:30 AM10:30

Living Levels Winter Bird Walk

Enjoy a spectacular Winter Bird Walk along the Gwent Levels Saltmarsh from St. Brides Wentlooge to Peterstone Gout with Andy Karran.

Enjoy fantastic views of the waders and wildfowl that spend the winter in the internationally important Severn Estuary. Coinciding with high tide, the walk will hopefully allow great views of many fascinating species!

£8 non Gwent Wildlife Trust members £6 for members

Parking is at the Lighthouse Inn Car Park at the end of Beach Road, NP10 8SH. It is pay & display £2 for 4 hours.

Book by phone on 01600 740600

Book by email: info@gwentwildlife.org

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November Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
28
3:30 PM15:30

November Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Nov
25
7:00 AM07:00

Dawn Explosion over the Levels

Ever wanted to know what happens to the thousands of starlings that roost in the reed beds at the Wetlands following their dramatic dusk displays? Well now’s your chance to find out – but you have to be the early-bird too as we witness the equally dramatic spectacle of starlings taking to sky before flying away for the day


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 Booking essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk 01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
24
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
21
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
18
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
17
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
14
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
11
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
10
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
7
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
4
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
3
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Orchard Celebration

The Gwent Levels has been managed for thousands of years and as a result, we have a unique natural heritage including a history of rich orchards of apples, pears and other fruiting trees. So come and celebrate our amazing Gwent Levels at this Apple-themed Fun Day at Magor Marsh.  You can enjoy pond dipping, bug hunting, guided tours, free crafts, wildlife, cider demonstrations and heritage stalls and lots lots more.  A fantastic family day out!


Cost – Children £2.00 Adults free.

Contact and booking: Kathy Barclay, magormarsh@gwentwildlife.org

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Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Get Messy with the Mesolithic: Prehistoric Stone Age fun activities

The Gwent Levels are home to some famous prehistoric footprints and artefacts on its coastline, so come on down to Glamorgan Archives and make like our Mesolithic Stone Age ancestors in the summer holidays! You can paint, cast current and extinct animal tracks and even make your own muddy footprints! We will be using paints, clay etc. so please wear your old clothes. There is also the chance to discover ‘Behind the Scenes’ at this important records institution.


Cost: Free

Contact and booking: Gavin Jones Gavin.Jones@rspb.org.uk

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Aug
7
2:00 PM14:00

Get Messy with the Mesolithic: Prehistoric Stone Age fun activities

The Gwent Levels are home to some famous prehistoric footprints and artefacts on its coastline, so come on down and make like our Mesolithic Stone Age ancestors in the summer holidays! You can paint, cast current and extinct animal tracks and even make your own muddy footprints! We will be using paints, clay etc. so please wear your old clothes.


Cost: RSPB members £4.40 per child/£5.50 per non member

Contact and booking:
newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk 
01633 636363

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Aug
7
10:30 AM10:30

Get Messy with the Mesolithic: Prehistoric Stone Age fun activities

The Gwent Levels are home to some famous prehistoric footprints and artefacts on its coastline, so come on down and make like our Mesolithic Stone Age ancestors in the summer holidays! You can paint, cast current and extinct animal tracks and even make your own muddy footprints! We will be using paints, clay etc. so please wear your old clothes.


Cost: RSPB members £4.40 per child/£5.50 per non member

Contact and booking:
newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk 
01633 636363

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Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Secret Newport: The Levels and beyond

Join historian Andrew Hemmings at this historic pre-war iconic village hall on the Levels. He delves into Newport’s past, going beneath the surface of the city to reveal hidden facts that even local people don’t know and recounting stories of landed gentry and war heroes from Newport’s Levels and beyond. His illustrated talks will focus on the chapters in his book ‘Secret Newport dealing with Newport Levels and Newport Heroes, promising an informative and entertaining evening! 


Cost: Free

Contact and booking:
Gavin Jones Gavin.Jones@rspb.org.uk

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Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Secret Newport: The Levels and beyond

Join historian Andrew Hemmings at this historic pre-war iconic village hall on the Levels. He delves into Newport’s past, going beneath the surface of the city to reveal hidden facts that even local people don’t know and recounting stories of landed gentry and war heroes from Newport’s Levels and beyond. His illustrated talks will focus on the chapters in his book ‘Secret Newport dealing with Newport Levels and Newport Heroes, promising an informative and entertaining evening! 


Cost: Free

Contact and booking:
Gavin Jones Gavin.Jones@rspb.org.uk

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Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Celebrating our Living Levels’ Natural Heritage

The Gwent Levels was created by people and managed for thousands of years and as a result, we have a unique natural heritage. So come and celebrate our amazing Gwent Levels at this Grand Summer Fun Day at Magor Marsh.  You can enjoy pond dipping, bug hunting, face painting, guided tours, free crafts, wildlife and heritage stalls and lots lots more. A fantastic family day out!


Cost: £2.00 for adults, £1.00 for children, families £5.

Contact and booking:
Kathy Barclay magormarsh@gwentwildlife.org

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Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Secret Newport: The Levels and beyond

Join historian Andrew Hemmings at Bishton’s historic former school house on the Levels. He delves into Newport’s past, going beneath the surface of the city to reveal hidden facts that even local people don’t know and recounting stories of landed gentry and war heroes from Newport’s Levels and beyond. His illustrated talks will focus on the chapters in his book ‘Secret Newport dealing with Newport Levels and Newport Heroes, promising an informative and entertaining evening! 


Cost: Free

Contact and booking:
Gavin Jones Gavin.Jones@rspb.org.uk

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

30 Day BioBlitz!

Learn all about the plants and animals that can be found at fantastic Magor Marsh and with the help of experts, join us in recording the wide diversity of plants and animals who call this incredible reserve home. The afternoon fun will include bird watching, pond dipping and bug hunting and much, much more.


Cost: £2 Children / Adults FREE 

Contact and booking: Kathy Barclay magormarsh@gwentwildlife.org

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Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Buzzing Bumblebee I.D. Training Day for Intermediaries

Learn all about the plants and animals that can be found at fantastic Magor Marsh and with the help of experts, join us in recording the wide diversity of plants and animals who call this incredible reserve home. The afternoon fun will include bird watching, pond dipping and bug hunting and much, much more.


Cost: Free but BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Contact and booking: Kathy Barclay magormarsh@gwentwildlife.org

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Jun
7
10:00 AM10:00

Buzzing Bumblebee I.D. Training Day for Beginners

Want to learn how to identify different species of bumblebee, and get involved in helping to monitor these vital pollinators? Come along to our Beginners Bumblebee Identification Training day; in the morning we will deliver a talk on bumblebee ecology, conservation and identification, and in the afternoon we will walk through the flowery meadows, identifying bumblebees throughout the Magor Marsh reserve. In particular, we will be looking for rare species such as the Shrill Carder bee. Bumble Bee Conservation Trust and Buglife Cymru will be our guides.


Cost: Free but BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Contact and booking:
buzzingwales@bumblebeeconservation.org  
info@gwentwildlife.org

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May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Writing in the Wild

A fun and interactive day with award-winning author Lucy Christopher, who will be helping us discover the ways in which writing in the wild and using setting can be important and inspiring for fiction.  Using writing exercises and exploration, Lucy will be guiding us through her methods of research and development for her novels. No need to come with anything prepared but be ready to explore, develop and have some serious play in this special, inspiring location on the Gwent Levels!


Cost: £60 /RSPB member £48

Contact and booking:
newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk
01633 636363

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