Summer Holidays: World of Water

Family river dipping

Paul Harris/2020VISION

Summer Holidays: World of Water

Explore Kingcombe Meadows and the minibeasts living in the River Hooke

Event details


2:00pm - 3:30pm
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About the event

Looking for some Summer Holiday fun? Explore Kingcombe Meadows which is teeming with wildlife. The nature reserve is managed as a working farm, grazed by cows, sheep and Exmoor ponies, without the use of modern agricultural practices. The result is a patchwork of fields of unimproved flower-rich grassland, broken up by thick hedges, streams, ponds, ancient green lanes and wooded areas spreading up the valley either side of the River Hooke. This river supports a wide range of wildlife - we will be exploring the minibeasts that live in the river!

We expect the session to last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, including a walk on the reserve with time for regular stopping. We will stop at a beautiful stretch of the River Hooke and use nets to sample the invertebrates living in the water.

This event is suitable for families. Tickets are £3 per child, and adults go free. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please book a ticket for all members of your party.

Please be aware that there may be areas of uneven, steep, and muddy ground - please wear appropriate footwear. If you wish to river dip, please ensure that you have wellies. A change of clothes is advisable!

We will meet at the Kingcombe Centre at 2pm. Parking is available on site.



Tickets are £3 per child, and adults go free.

Suitable for

Families, Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


On a lead
Please keep your dogs on leads at all times whilst on the Nature Reserve and visiting the Kingcombe Centre


Picnic area
Accessible toilet
Baby changing facilities
Disabled parking

Contact us

Daisy Meadowcroft
Contact number: 01300 320684