Family fun: Mysterious nightjars of Haldon Forest Park

Event details

Events at Haldon Forest Park - Please arrive at the Info Pod a few minutes before your session where our Learning Ranger will collect you

Join our Rangers for a fun activity session for the whole family to learn all about the fascinating and mysterious nightjars that live in Haldon Forest Park!

The nightjar is a ground-nesting bird that flies more than 3,000 miles from Africa to Devon to breed each summer. They are one of the most important and scarce wildlife species that lives in the forest.

Come along to have a go at matching the nightjar’s incredible camouflage skills and discover how your senses and hunting skills match up to those of a nightjar!

Info and booking

Hour-long sessions will run throughout the day, starting at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm. Head over to Eventbrite to choose your session and book your child's place.

This event is free for you and your family and suitable for all ages. Parking charges apply.

Forest safety

This event is suitable for the whole family. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the event.

The event will take place outdoors so please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes (such as trainers), and bring SPF if it's a sunny day. There is free drinking water available in the visitor hub.

Photography and filming

We may photograph this event to promote our work at Haldon Forest Park. If you prefer that you and/or your child(ren) are not included in photos or videos, please let a member of staff know at the event.

Photos and video may be used by Forestry England for marketing purposes externally, or internal communications. Images may be used to promote activities and policies of Forestry England and partners, both at local and corporate level.

These images may also be used for advertising, marketing, press and commercial purposes. All images will be held securely in the Forestry England media library, made available online at

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