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WildNet - Zsuzsanna Bird

Feather Code Detective Trail for Families!

Location: Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Little Paxton, St Neots, PE19 6ET
Join in with our self-guided 'Feather Code Detective Trail' at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. Anytime that suits you on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June.

Event details

Meeting point

Trail begins at the birdwatching screen opposite the education centre


10:00am - 8:00pm
A static map of Feather Code Detective Trail for Families!

About the event

Upon purchasing your family ticket you will receive the 'Feather Code Detective Trail' in an electronic document to follow at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. One ticket covers the whole family. Join in with us! The trail begins on the Heron Trail at the screen opposite the Environmental Education Centre. Walk the Heron Trail (including down to the Hayden hide) spotting the feather flags along the way. Refer to the map and trail sheet either on your phone or print it out before you leave home! There are also some birdwatching colouring sheets to print or copy and colour too!

Upon receipt of the confirmation email from Eventbrite, scroll down to additional information near the bottom and click on to the document 'Feather Code Detective Trail'


Phone number



Non members £5:00 per family plus booking fee
Members of Wildlife Trust BCN £ £3:00 per family plus booking fee

Suitable for


Know before you go


On a lead


The trail is following the Heron trail which is a firm track.

Wheelchair access

Yes this trail is visible from the Heron trail which is accessible. Please contact in advance for further advice.

Hearing loop


What to bring

Print out the trail sheets including the map as children love to follow maps! Alternatively download trail to your phone to access the map and bird pictures. Wear sunblock and sunhats, sturdy shoes, long trousers and sleeves. Bring drinks, snacks and hand sanitiser. Binoculars are great too but only if you have them. You will likely want to leave the colouring sheets at the end of the document at home to do when you return.

Parking information

Please park in the main car park opposite the Visitors Centre and please be aware the road outside the education centre is used all day by haulage lorries accessing the quarry so please keep children close on the way to and from the car park.

Bicycle parking

Bring a lock cycle rack in main car park.


Accessible trails

Contact us

Debbie McKenzie
Contact number: 0773 447 8475

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