Friday family fun at Mincinglake

Devon Wildlife Trust are inviting families to go wild together on Fridays throughout the summer holidays at Exeter’s own Mincinglake Valley Park.
Child with a leaf crown at forest school

Each week will feature a different free nature-themed activity to get stuck into, and will inspire families to discover the wildlife that makes a home in this city park.

The activities will be taking place every Friday, the first session beginning Friday 10th and the last session on Friday 31st August. Drop in any time from 10.30am till 12.30pm, there is no need to book.

Thanks to support from Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, Devon Wildlife Trust have been able to offer these wild mornings for free, as part of their ongoing work to get children out enjoying and learning about nature, though donations are always welcome.

Join us each week for a new discovery. One week you may learn how to use binoculars and go on a bird walk, the next go on a bug hunt, and each time you’ll also be able to get creative in nature. The activities will be aimed at all ages, so bring the whole family along and enjoy some screen-free family time together.
Emily Bacon
Education Assistant, Devon Wildlife Trust

Friday 24th, will include an Exeter Wild City session discovering Mincinglake’s ‘Tree-mendous trees’. Children can have a go at bark and leaf rubbing, learn how to properly identify a tree and even listen to a tree's core. 

Children have a natural curiosity about the world around them and we hope to encourage this further by discovering the wonders of wildlife in this urban city space. Why not bring along a picnic and enjoy the scenery of Mincinglake Valley Park afterwards!
Jasmine Atkinson
Conservation Officer, Devon Wildlife Trust

Mincinglake Valley Park can be accessed from Stoke Hill road, and visitors are encouraged to follow signs from the car park to the activity site. 

To find out about the theme and activity each week or for more information visit Devon Wildlife Trust’s events pages or find us on Facebook at and Twitter @CricklepitMill.

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