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Wild Things Group


Every Friday thoughout the year this group goes out into the local green spaces to study nature and wildlife - everything from bird watching, pond dipping and butterfly counts! We also grow a range of native wildflower plants in our polytunnel over the winter months and try our hand at various wood-working projects.


Every Friday throughout the year (50 weeks a year) between 10am - 4pm starting from our base at Thornes Park.

How to book

Book now

What to bring

A packed lunch, drinks and clothes you don't mind getting mucky.


Disability support, Get healthy, Mental health

Suitable for

People wanting to get fitter


Accessible toilets, Autism friendly, Blind / partially sighted friendly, Step-free access

Minimum age


Open Country

Open Country is the Yorkshire charity set up to enable anyone with a disability or mental health condition to access and enjoy the countryside. We do this through a range of activity groups, as well as advice, information and training. In Wakefield we have a base at Thornes Park and with the provision of two fully adapted minibuses and volunteer support, we go out throughout the week, evenings and weekends. Our groups include the Nature Force group, Wildlife Walking group, Adapted Cycling Club, Weekend Outings Club and Adventure Club.