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Wildlife & Nature Event, Tue 21 - Wed 22 Aug 2018, £8.45-£9.95

Wildlife Fair August 2018

Wildlife Fair August 2018

Pond dipping at the Beth Chatto Wildlife Fair


Come and join us at The Beth Chatto Gardens for our ever popular annual Wildlife Fair. A host of wildlife experts and societies gather in the beautiful Beth Chatto Gardens over two days for a fun filled summer day out for the family. Try your hand at pond dipping, taste some local honey, go on a bee safari, enjoy a variety of demonstrations, craft activities and lots more at our friendly wildlife and countryside charity stands. See you there!

Adults £8.45; children £1.50 or FREE if you book in advance online. Up to Three children free with one pre-booked adult admission.

OR GET Unlimited year-round entrance from £25 with an annual Friends of the Garden pass (includes entrance for up to three children)

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 21 - Wed 22 Aug 2018 10:00 to 16:00
10-4pm both days


Adults £8.45; children £1.50 or FREE if you book in advance online. Up to Three children free with one pre-booked adult admission.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 Jul - Sun 2 Sep Summer holiday Rainbow Fliers trail
Tue 21 - Wed 22 Aug Wildlife Fair
Sun 30 Sep National Garden Scheme open day


Deborah Sullivan

01206 822007


Elmstead Market,


See location of Beth Chatto Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 067241  Lat: 51.87788 Long: 1.00228

By Road:
The Gardens are situated 6 miles east of Colchester and a quarter mile east of Elmstead Market on the A133.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children