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image for Wildlife & Nature Event item typeBig Wild Sleepout at RSPB Newport Wetlands

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Wildlife & Nature Event, Sat 25 - Sun 26 Aug 2018, £13-£30

RSPB Newport Wetlands Visitor Centre

RSPB Newport Wetlands Visitor Centre


Join us for a wild night out sleeping under the stars at Newport Wetlands. We'll start the evening cooking around the campfire and settling in to our new canvas homes. Pond dipping and minibeast hunts will follow to get us warmed up for the evenings activities. We'll be joined by the Usk Astronomers who'll give us a guided tour of the night sky in their planetarium, before we look into the universe when the sky is dark enough. There's also a meteor roadshow where we get to look at rocks that formed millions of years ago.

Just before dusk we'll make some moth traps using different techniques that you can try out in your own garden when you go home. We'll then set off on a nocturnal excursion armed with bat detectors to see what we can discover under cover of the night. When we finally get back to camp we can relax around the campfire with toasted marshmallows and a shooting star spotting competition. We'll also be able to look through the telescope and search for distant galaxies, nebulae, globular clusters, and other celestial bodies.

We'll then be ready for a good night's sleep under canvas. In the morning we'll awake to the sound of birdsong, and have chance to see what we've caught in the moth trap overnight. This will be followed by an early morning bird walk to end your outdoor adventure.

Booking essential.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 25 - Sun 26 Aug 2018 16:00
Event finishes at 10:00 on Sunday.


Price: Adults £25 RSPB members, £30 non members; Children £13 RSPB members, £16 non-members.



01633 636363


West Nash Road,
NP18 2BZ



Plan route to RSPB Newport Wetlands using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

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

From M4 Junction 24 take the A455 to Newport Retail Park, then follow the ‘Brown Duck’ signs to the Reserve car park.
The Visitor Centre is served by the number 63 bus from Newport city centre.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 10 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
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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