Wilder Festival this Bank Holiday Sunday

Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Wilder Festival is this Sunday at Mount Pleasant Eco Park at Porthtowan. This free event from 12.00noon to 8.00pm is the Trust’s annual celebration of the county’s wildlife and wild places, and everyone can join in and have a brilliant Bank Holiday Sunday (May 26th).

There will be wildlife workshops throughout the day, wildlife advice, foraging, live music, street food, birds of prey and rescued Cornish wildlife from Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre, bird-ringing demonstrations with the Cornwall BTO, wild art, forest schools, wildlife camera and photography activities and even a bit of Cornish scything made famous by Poldark, which was filmed on this coastline.

A highlight will be the fun children’s wildlife parade at 3.00pm when young visitors will be parading around this wonderful site in wildlife-themed outfits. Dogs are welcome on leads, and they can even join in a mini dog show!

Among the local wildlife celebrities attending will be Sophie Pavelle, wildlife presenter and Youth Ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts. She will be showing people how to create media-friendly Instagram stories in the wild as well as judging the children’s parade. Ian McCarthy award-winning filmmaker will also be at the festival, signing his new book.

Mount Pleasant Eco Park site drone view

Ella Clark, from Cornwall Wildlife Trust who’s organising the festival says,

“It’s going to be a great day out and we hope that as many people as possible will come to the Eco Park and go wild, maybe try their hand at traditional scything, join a foraging walk, or just enjoy a wild day outside”

To find out more check out www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/events and follow Cornwall Wildlife Trust on Facebook to see more details about Wilder Festival. Supported by South West Water.

Camping and glamping is available. For more details of this please contact Mount Pleasant Eco Park direct via their website at www.mpecopark.co.uk

Wilder Festival poster portrait