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Children's Activity Event:Gruffalo Bug Hunt at RSPB Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve

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Children's Activity Event, Tue 26 - Wed 27 Oct 2021, £2


Bug Hunt Buffet

Bug Hunt Buffet

Bug Hunt Buffet

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Please note that facemasks are still required in indoor public places in Wales, with the exception of hospitality businesses.

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West Nash Road,
NP18 2BZ




This Halloween channel your inner detective and join us for a bug hunt like no other. Discover the spooky and spectacular creepy crawlies we have lurking on our reserve!

The activity will follow a Gruffalo’s Buffet theme story to get your little ones in the bug hunting mood. This is a great way to get the family outdoors and learning about the wildlife on our doorstop.

Whether you know lots or very little this will be a day to remember! Every child's ticket includes a free adult.

To avoid overcrowding the event any additional adults come at a charge. Please remember to check the weather and bring wellies, waterproofs and warm clothes. Our café will be open for lunchtime desires.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 26 - Wed 27 Oct 2021
Two sessions each day 11am - 12pm / 2 - 3pm


Cost/booking: Child RSPB member - £5.30/ Child non-member - £6.50/ Additional adult ticket - £2

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 25 - Sun 31 Oct Spooky Species Halloween trail
Tue 26 - Wed 27 Oct Gruffalo Bug Hunt


See location of RSPB Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: ST 342838  Lat: 51.54988 Long: -2.94961

Join the A48 at either junction 24 or 28 of the M4. Follow the A48 until you come to the Spytty Retail Park roundabout. Exit onto the A4810 Queensway Meadows. At the first roundabout take the third exit onto Meadows Road and follow the brown tourist signs to the reserve.

The Number 63 bus from Newport city centre goes to the visitor centre; it is a demand responsive service. Ring 01633 21120 to book a bus by 5pm on the day before you wish to travel.For booking details

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Newport station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
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