Events and Activities August 2020

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I-spy Family wildlife walk

4 August 10am to 12 noon
Leybourne Lakes Country Park

Join the educational team for a morning of exploration and discovery. See how many creatures and plants you can identify during the guided walk with activities along the way! Funded by the National Lottery Old Chalk New Downs Project. Booking at

Wildlife activity fun day

5 August 10am to 3pm
Haysden Country Park

Join in the fun with rangers, volunteers and Medway Valley leading pond dipping sessions, orienteering course, pollinator games, self-led trails, face painting and arts and crafts. Meet next to Barden Lake. No booking required.

Butterfly survey

11 August 12 noon to 1.30pm
Leybourne Lakes Country Park

An introduction to butterfly surveying during the Big Butterfly Count. With help, list which butterflies are present in the park. Butterflies are relatively easy to identify compared to many other types of wildlife. Equipment provided on the day. Free of charge. Booking at

Bat walks

15 August 9pm to 11pm
26 August 8pm to 10pm
Leybourne Lakes Country Park

29 August 8pm to 10pm
Haysden Country Park

Join the experts on a walk to discover what lives in the country parks at night, with the chance to see Noctule bats and Pipistrelle bats. Just bring a torch as it will be dark! Booking essential due to limited places. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Charges apply per person. Booking at

Angling Society open day

22 August


Walkies with your pooch

23 August 10am to 12 noon
Leybourne Lakes Country Park

Join the healthy living team for a walk in the park with your four legged friends. Boost your wellbeing, enjoy the fresh air and get to see the country parks on your doorstep. Anyone is welcome, including GP referrals, but dogs must be under control and on a lead at all times. Free of cahrge. Booking at