Woodside Country Park is a haven for an abundance of wildlife, from butterflies and damsel flies to herons and the kingfisher. Download our handout and see how many wild animals you can discover.
The site is adjacent to a working sheep farm. Springtime is exciting with the new born lambs jumping around the lush fields. You may also see and/or hear Rosemary the donkey who lives on the farm.
Kids always love pond dipping. Across the site there are numerous ponds, but who knows what aquatic life hides within them? Pond snails, whirligig beetles, pond skaters, frogspawn, tadpoles, water boatmen, duckweed… the list goes on. If you forget your net, don’t panic – Nets are available to buy in reception.
The Woodland Trust have an ideal ‘pond dipping’ guide available.
You can download this guide using the link below.
Wild Water Swimming
The Cider Mill Pool provides for a refreshing dip for those braving wild water swimming. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times!
Dragonflies and Damselflies
Look out for dragonflies and damselflies near our ponds where they can be seen hunting in the water. They are often mistaken for one another as they are both large flying insects with similar characteristics. However, if you want to spot them you must be fast as they are very quick, so try not to miss them!
Frogs and Toads
Toads tolerate drier habitats much more than frogs and therefore you will be able to spot them on land rather than in water. You will also find that toads prefer to ‘crawl’ rather than hop unlike their frog friends. Try and spot these amphibians in our ponds or streams!
We are always striving to maintain or improve the site, and 2022 has already seen a lot of work carried out!
Latest News – March 2022 It’s been an exciting start to 2022 with lots of work going on in our lodges: 3 lodges had new kitchens installed (Kites Nest VIP, Ledbury Lodge 2 and Ledbury VIP). Ledbury Lodge 2 has also had a total bathroom make-over with a walk-in shower...
We want to wish you all a Happy New Year! Exciting News We are also very excited to announce for those that come to Woodside for fishing, we are working on a special present for you for Spring 2022. The two ponds in the conservation area have been cleared and new...
Good news to end 2020!This has been a challenging year for everyone so we wanted to end 2020 on a positive note. Share with you some good news! Tell you about some of the improvements we have made to our lodges during 2020 to make them better for you – our wonderful...
Coronavirus (COVID-19) NoticeLast updated: 20th July 2021 July 19th sees a change in the Covid restrictions across England and there will no longer be a limit on the number of guests that can meet up. As ever safety is a huge priority to us and we will be keeping up...
Woodside Lodges Groundwork DevelopmentRecently the European Union has headlined almost every news bulletin across the country and it is no different here at Woodside Lodges – but for good reasons. As part of our ongoing development plans we managed to secure some...