The Big Wild Sleepout!

Big Wild Sleepout at Wytham Woods

This great event is one of 49 “sleepout” events happening all over the country and people can take part in their back garden to – see

Saturday 10 August and Sunday 11 August

4.00pm Saturday to 11.00am Sunday

Price: Members: Adult £30/child £18 and Non members: Adult £38/child £22 (includes tasty BBQ from 6pm with optional extra cooked breakfast)

Booking essential

Date: Saturday 10 August

Start: 4 pm to pitch tents (optional 2pm guided walk if you want to see the woods in the daylight – this is open to the general public)

Finish: 10.30 – 11.00 am Sunday

Costs: Members: Adult £30/child £18 and Non members: Adult £38/child £22 (includes tasty BBQ from 6pm with optional extra cooked breakfast)

A unique opportunity for you and your family to camp out over night at Oxford University’s famous research woodland. Home to an amazing collection of wildlife this is your chance to sleepout in their home. The woods are normally only open to those with permits and we are delighted to  invite you to join us for your most memorable night of the school holidays!

Activities will include:

·         An evening badger watch and night time walk with bat detectors. We will be joined by experts from the university who will share with us the insights of these most studied badgers and a chance to peek into the lives of the bats.

·         We will run moth traps to find who else was flying around the woods

·         Follow a woodland trail and take part in activities to give you ideas about how to bring wildlife into your garden

·         A campfire will give us all the opportunity to share our wildlife stories and of course toast marshmallows!

Please note NO DOGS are allowed at this event.

Booking information: Through the Midlands Regional Office , Lucy Brown Tel: 01295 676443 Participants will be asked to bring their own tea/coffee, mugs, plates and cutlery. Hot water and milk will be provided.

Participants will need to bring their own camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, pegs, mallet, torch, sleeping mat, warm clothes, waterproofs) along with tea/coffee, mugs, plates and cutlery. Water (hot & cold) and milk will be provided for drinks. Please do not bring camping stoves.

We will also be offering the opportunity to learn bushcraft skills with You will be shown how to pitch tarps in the bushcraft area for your overnight stay. There will be a fire-making demo on Sunday morning. Tarps will be provided and you will join the main group for the evening meal. This activity has limited space so please request your spaces when you make your booking.


If you want to learn a little more about Wytham woods watch The Laboratory With Leaves video on Youtube.