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!
Rumour has it the Woodside fairies have moved in. See if you can find their secret houses hidden amongst the trees and bushes.
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!
Local Events Calendar: Herefordshire 2019 Woodside Lodges Country Park is nestled in the heart of Ledbury, which means we are close to plenty of local events! We have gathered the most popular ones and will be sharing them in this blog post. Please note that the ones...
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We are pleased to announce that we have won the gold David Bellamy Award for the 14th consecutive year! The parks that earn this badge are those that consciously manage their land as a haven for wildlife, reduce use of energy, water and other resources,...
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Come and join us for a last minute break and take advantage of our special offer of £75 off weeks or £50 off short breaks taken in any of our lodges from now until 27th October 2017. We also have a 'pets go free' offer running for any holiday starting from now until...