Bats-flyingMay half term events at Porthkerry and Cosmeston


Published 5 May 2015


Porthkerry and Cosmeston Country Parks have a range of events on offer for all ages around the May half term period.


Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are inviting nature enthusiasts to join them on their Nature at Night expedition on Thursday 21 May.


As part of the Vale’s Walking Festival, the Porthkerry Rangers have organised a short night-time walk around the meadows, ponds, and woods of the park, hunting for nocturnal animals.


Bat detectors will be provided, but a strong torch and suitable, warm clothes are essential.


The walk will set off from the Forest Lodge at 8.30pm, returning at around 10pm. Children are more than welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs, however, are not allowed.


On Wednesday 27 May, the Rangers are calling for treasure seekers to join the Go Wild scavenger hunt.


There is a sheet of riddles to solve and 10 special items to find, before returning with the answers to collect your prize.

The hunt begins at the golf hut at 10am, runs until 3.30pm, and costs £2.50 per child.


Cosmeston Park bug huntAnd for those closer to Cosmeston, Rangers there are organising a children’s pond dip and bug hunt for 7 to 11 year olds to discover the park’s fascinating mini beasts.


The hunt is also on Wednesday 27 May, the cost is £2.50 per child, and booking is essential due to limited spaces. The hunt starts at the Rangers’ Office at 9.45am.


To book a place or for more information about any events, contact Porthkerry on 01446 733589 or email For Cosmeston call 02920 701678 or email