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October 2018

10:00 am – 12:00 pm | October 19 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Home Educators: Autumn Wonders – fully booked

A great opportunity for families who home educate to learn about British wildlife and the environment, to meet new friends and have fun!

Each 2 hour session will give children and their parents the chance to find out more about our native wildlife, play games, make crafts and take part in outdoor activities.   £6 per child, £4 for additional siblings.   Best suited to children aged 5-11 years old.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   As part of the session we will be outside, please bring warm and waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear.   Please note: Although our sessions will…

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10:00 am – 4:30 pm | October 20 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course for Veterinary Professionals – Fully booked

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for Veterinary Professionals - CPD Training

This wildlife course is designed for veterinary surgeons, registered veterinary nurses, veterinary students and student veterinary nurses and looks at the ethical problems relating to wildlife casualties and the possible consequences of their release. Others who work in a veterinary environment (receptionists, animal care assistants etc.) will also find the course of interest.  The course, led by Dr Liz Mullineaux MRCVS (Scientific Advisor and veterinary surgeon SWWR), includes Triage which is the process by which we decide which animals we…

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10:00 am – 4:30 pm | October 21 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course 3

Assessment and First Aid in Wildlife Casualties

  This wildlife course, led by lecturer Liz Mullineaux (Scientific Advisor and veterinary surgeon SWWR), will discuss how to assess and examine rescued animals at admission, as we do here at Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR).  Triage is the process by which we decide which animals we can successfully treat and release and which we need to euthanase. Triage decisions are often medical and involve our veterinary staff. We will discuss how to make triage decisions and some techniques that can…

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10:00 am – 11:30 am | October 24 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Owlets Under-fives Session

Inspire your little ones’ love for nature and wildlife during our regular toddler group.

Owlets sessions are fun and interactive, and will encourage 2-4 year olds to learn about the natural environment through stories, games, outdoor activities, crafts, and play.   Join us during term time on the second and forth Wednesdays of each month, 10-11.30am.   £6 per child.  Younger siblings are also welcome free of charge.  Ticket price includes a drink, snack, and a hot drink for the adults. Advanced booking is essential to avoid disappointment.  All children must be accompanied by…

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10:00 am – 12:00 pm | October 26 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Home Educators: Autumn Wonders – Fully booked

A great opportunity for families who home educate to learn about British wildlife and the environment, to meet new friends and have fun!

Each 2 hour session will give children and their parents the chance to find out more about our native wildlife, play games, make crafts and take part in outdoor activities.   £6 per child, £4 for additional siblings.   Best suited to children aged 5-11 years old.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   As part of the session we will be outside, please bring warm and waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear.   Please note: Although our sessions will…

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4:00 pm – 8:00 pm | October 28 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Face the Fire

The hottest sponsored walk you'll ever do!

A firewalk is the most inspirational journey you will ever undertake: a bare-foot walk over red-hot wood embers of around 800 degrees. No tricks, no special effects, just you and the fire.

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6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | October 30 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wild Academy: Halloween Night-time Special

Join us for a night-time adventure.

Join us for a night-time adventure during this Halloween Wild Academy family special.  We’ll be going on a night prowl, meeting some nocturnal animals, and finishing with some toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate around the camp fire.   £6 per child.  £2 per adult. All children welcome, best suited for children aged 6 and over.   Please come wrapped up in warm and waterproof clothing.  We’ll be walking along some uneven countryside paths so sturdy shoes are a must.  Bring…

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November 2018

10:00 am – 12:00 pm | November 2 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wild Academy: Hibernation

Inspire your children's love of wildlife.

As the cool winter nights start to draw in, many of our native animals will be preparing for hibernation.  We’ll be discovering how these amazing creatures survive the winter, as well as building shelters to help them during their winter slumber.   £6 per child.  Ticket price includes a drink and biscuit, and a hot drink for the adults. All accompanied children welcome, best suited for children aged 5-11.

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10:00 am – 4:30 pm | November 11 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course 1

Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation

This wildlife course is for people wishing to know more about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation and introduce them to some of the methods we use at Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR). This course also forms the basis and introduction to the SWWR Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release. During this course we will be discussing the ethics of wildlife care and the effects human intervention can have both on the casualty animal and potentially upon other wildlife and people. This includes the…

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10:00 am – 11:30 am | November 14 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Owlets Under-fives Session

Inspire your little ones’ love for nature and wildlife during our regular toddler group.

Owlets sessions are fun and interactive, and will encourage 2-4 year olds to learn about the natural environment through stories, games, outdoor activities, crafts, and play.   Join us during term time on the second and forth Wednesdays of each month, 10-11.30am.   £6 per child.  Younger siblings are also welcome free of charge.  Ticket price includes a drink, snack, and a hot drink for the adults. Advanced booking is essential to avoid disappointment.  All children must be accompanied by…

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10:00 am – 12:00 pm | November 23 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Home Educators: Hibernation – fully booked

A great opportunity for families who home educate to learn about British wildlife and the environment, to meet new friends and have fun!

Each 2 hour session will give children and their parents the chance to find out more about our native wildlife, play games, make crafts and take part in outdoor activities.   £6 per child, £4 for additional siblings.   Best suited to children aged 5-11 years old.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   As part of the session we will be outside, please bring warm and waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear.   Please note: Although our sessions will…

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An otter thriving on the Somerset Levels

10:00 am – 4:30 pm | November 25 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course 4

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release

This wildlife course will focus on the eventual release of a wildlife casualty after it has been treated, which is sometimes not considered well enough by wildlife rehabilitators.  The course, led by SWWR’s release co-ordinator and rehabilitation section leader  (Founder SWWR), looks at pre-release assessment, release criteria and other factors such as seasonality and weather conditions.   Finding suitable release sites for rehabilitated wildlife is one of the major challenges we face at Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR) and involves surveying…

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10:00 am – 11:30 am | November 28 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Owlets Under-fives Session

Inspire your little ones’ love for nature and wildlife during our regular toddler group.

Owlets sessions are fun and interactive, and will encourage 2-4 year olds to learn about the natural environment through stories, games, outdoor activities, crafts, and play.   Join us during term time on the second and forth Wednesdays of each month, 10-11.30am.   £6 per child.  Younger siblings are also welcome free of charge.  Ticket price includes a drink, snack, and a hot drink for the adults. Advanced booking is essential to avoid disappointment.  All children must be accompanied by…

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10:00 am – 12:00 pm | November 30 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Home Educators: Hibernation – Fully Booked

A great opportunity for families who home educate to learn about British wildlife and the environment, to meet new friends and have fun!

Each 2 hour session will give children and their parents the chance to find out more about our native wildlife, play games, make crafts and take part in outdoor activities.   £6 per child, £4 for additional siblings.   Best suited to children aged 5-11 years old.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   As part of the session we will be outside, please bring warm and waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear.   Please note: Although our sessions will…

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December 2018

10:00 am – 11:30 am | December 12 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Owlets Under-fives Session – Christmas Special

Inspire your little ones’ love for nature and wildlife during our regular toddler group.

Owlets sessions are fun and interactive, and will encourage 2-4 year olds to learn about animals and the natural environment through stories, games, outdoor activities, crafts, and play.   Join us for our Christmas special, 10-11.30am, to get into the festive spirit.   £6 per child.  Younger siblings are also welcome free of charge.  Ticket price includes a drink, snack, and a hot drink for the adults. Advanced booking is essential to avoid disappointment.  All children must be accompanied by…

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10:30 am – 1:00 pm | December 30 | Lyme Regis

Sponsored Sea SPLASH! – 30th December 2018 Brrrrr!!

Get your friends and family to sponsor and support you as you brave the cold waters of the English Channel!

Brave the icy cold waters of Lyme Regis bay (near the National Trust Shop) and help raise money for  Secret World Wildlife Rescue. Supporters and members of the Secret World team are taking part in a sponsored splash in the sea on Sunday 30th December at 12pm in Lyme Regis. Join us in this challenge by buying your ticket, getting sponsorship via justgiving and the Sponsorship Form below and braving the cold on the 30th! Spectators are more than welcome…

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January 2019

10:00 am – 4:30 pm | January 19, 2019 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course 1

Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

This wildlife course is for people wishing to know more about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation and introduce them to some of the methods we use at Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR). This course also forms the basis and introduction to the SWWR Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release. Children of 14 years and over are welcome, provided a parent or other responsible adult also attends the course. During this course we will be discussing the ethics of wildlife care and the…

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February 2019

10:00 am – 4:30 pm | February 3, 2019 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course 3

Assessment and First Aid in Wildlife Casualties

This wildlife course, led by lecturer Liz Mullineaux (Scientific Advisor and veterinary surgeon SWWR), will discuss how to assess and examine rescued animals at admission, as we do here at Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR). This course is for people who have already attended SWWR’s Introduction to wildlife rehabilitation and release course (Wildlife Course 1). Children of 14 years and over are welcome provided a parent or other responsible adult also attends the course. Triage is the process by which we decide which…

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10:00 am – 5:00 pm | February 9, 2019 – February 10, 2019 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

SWWR Caring for British Wildlife conference 2019

Two day conference for rehabilitation and wildlife enthusiasts.

Saturday 9th February: ‘Caring for British wildlife in the wild’   Sunday 10th February: ‘Caring for rescued British wildlife – what’s new in treatment, rehabilitation and release’   Confirmed speakers to date: Alex Barlow  (Wildlife pathologist, APHA) Lucy Bearman-Brown (Hedgehog researcher, Hartpury College) Geoff Edmonds (RSPCA) Liz Mullineaux (SWWR) Andy Parr (Badger enthusiast and Researcher) Alick Simmons  (Veterinarian, Naturalist and Photographer) Dez Delahay (APHA Woodchester Park) Tom Dutton (Vets Now Referrals Swindon)   Cost at early bird rate to 30th November…

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March 2019

10:00 am – 4:30 pm | March 3, 2019 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course 2

Wildlife Handling and Care.

  This wildlife course will discuss how to handle animals in a safe and responsible way, using appropriate protective equipment as necessary. This course is for people who have already attended SWWR’s Introduction to wildlife rehabilitation and release course (Wildlife Course 1). Children of 14 years and over are welcome provided a parent or other responsible adult also attends the course.   Attention to hygiene is important, both to protect ourselves and to avoid spread of infections to animals and…

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