We're Going On A Bear Hunt at Wakehurst

Join us for an exciting sensory adventure this October half term.

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Date and time

14 to 29 October 2023

10am to 4pm (last bookable trail slot at 4pm)



We’re Going on a Bear Hunt trail is included with entry. 

Members and children 16 and under go free!

Nature Heroes tracker trail

  • Tracker trail: £3 per mission, receive a bear-y beautiful badge at the end
  • Buy a cape for your badge and get ready to collect more badges each school holiday: £6.75 for members, £13.50 for non-members

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Wiggle into your wellies and head off on a family adventure of sensory discovery this October half term as Michael Rosen’s much-loved tale is brought to life at Wakehurst.

Journey through ‘swishy-swashy’ grass, ‘splash splosh’ and ‘squelch squerch’ your way through the woodlands of Wakehurst on an expedition in search of a big bear.

The We’re Going On A Bear Hunt trail, which is included with your day entry, will take you through Bethlehem Wood, allowing you to take in autumn colour as the trees begin to turn. 

This is an adventure for all the family to enjoy as muddy memories are made.

Pre-booking is strongly advised to secure your spot.

Nature Heroes: Tracker trail

Take part in our latest Nature Heroes mission and get your paws on our We’re Going On A Bear Hunt branded badge as you find out how to track down wildlife at Wakehurst and beyond.

Add on Nature Heroes: Tracker Trail for £3 | Suitable for ages 3+

Important information

  • Since this is an outdoor trail, we recommend coming prepared with wellies and weather-suitable clothing – ready to make some muddy memories.
  • We're Going On A Bear Hunt takes place in a dog friendly part of the gardens. Please note that Tree Trunk Trek remains dog free as it is a children’s play space. There is a route to take your canine companion around to avoid going through here.

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt © Bear Hunt Films Ltd 2016. Licensed by Walker Productions Ltd. on behalf of Bear Hunt Films Ltd.