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Acorn Activities

Acorn Activities offers families the chance to learn about the environment of Kelling Heath and the wildlife that lives amidst this unique estate.

Acorn Activities to do in the lockdown

We are all very disappointed that you are unable to come to Kelling Heath at the moment to enjoy our wonderful environment.
Our Acorn Activities Team have provided some ideas and things to do at home during this time, we hope you have fun. Don’t worry, we are sure you will soon be able to visit us again soon.


Try your hand at Leaf Rubbing

Leaf rubbing is really interesting, try it at home and discover the different shapes and patterns of leaves in your garden.

Download our leaf rubbing sheet 

Have fun on a Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunts are good fun and can be done indoors or outside.

We have prepared a simple scavenger hunt which can be downloaded here, enjoy.

How to grow a Sunflower

Why not try growing your very own sunflower?.....

You could get a BIG suprise. Just click on this link to download our instruction sheet.

Flower Wordsearch

Click on this link and dowload our Kelling Heath flower wordsearch.
How many flowers can you find?

Kelly Squirrel's Saturday night quiz

Kelly Squirrel has made up his very own quiz for you to to do on a Saturday evening.

You can download his quiz here.

And once you have completed the quiz find out the answers here.

Have fun.

Acorn events are family focussed art, craft and outdoor activities which offer our guests the opportunity to make new friends and to learn about the unique environment and the wildlife that makes its home here.

Any amendments to the activity programme will be displayed on noticeboards located in Reception and The Village Square. We reserve the right to alter the programme without prior notice.

Events and activities can be booked a week in advance and are subject to availability and maximum numbers.

For your enjoyment and your family’s safety, all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult to all of our events and activities.

There is no membership required. If you are unable to get a place on an event that you had set your heart on – please tell us, we will always do our best to schedule another event or something similar when we can, however some things such as the British weather beat even us and events may have to be cancelled.

Wildlife Walks

Wrap up warm for family winter wildlife rambles, wake up early for the Dawn Chorus and stay out late for Noises of the Night walks. Join our specialist led Wildlife at Dusk team to find the rare nocturnal Nightjar that lives on the heath.

Kelling Detectives

Search for the seasons with the Kelling Detectives who meet weekly during the school holidays. Record your route with a fascinating journey stick. We discover who is enjoying life in and around our ponds teeming with wildlife.

Acorn Active
Sporting activities include Archery, Football sessions and Fishing to keep your children on their toes.

Acorn Crafts
Let your children be as creative as they like with Acorn Natural Crafts and make something to take home.

What our guests are saying:

A special place to explore the beauty of nature.