Saving species from extinction

July 2015


Event: Birthdays at Durrell Wildlife Park

Birthdays at Durrell Wildlife Park


Friday 17th July 2015 , 14:00 - Thursday 31st December 2015-16:00

Celebrate your child's birthday in style at Durrell with our specially curated fun-packed party packages. Available every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year, and every day during school holidays.

Event: Animal Talks

Animal Talks


Monday 20th July 2015 - Thursday 31st December 2015

Join our staff to learn more about the amazing animals here at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Park.

August 2015


Event: Keepertime // hands-on workshops for 12 to 18 year olds // 01st August

Keepertime // hands-on workshops for 12 to 18 year olds // 01st August


Saturday 1st August 2015

Ever wondered what it's like to be a keeper at Durrell? Now you can find out alongside our specialist staff! Go 'behind the scenes' and get your hands dirty by cleaning out snakes and skinks, and create enrichment food parcels to challenge our animals and keep them busy.

Event: Conservation Science School for 15-18 year olds // 4th-06th August

Conservation Science School for 15-18 year olds // 4th-06th August


Tuesday 4th August 2015 - Thursday 6th August 2015

This three day course is an ideal introduction to wildlife conservation. The varied programme includes talks from our expert staff, practical activities and the chance to learn more about what happens behind the scenes at Durrell.

Event: Do you love Durrell's orangutans?

Do you love Durrell's orangutans?


Tuesday 4th August 2015 , 18:00-20:00

Join us for an exciting talk with Dr Ian Singleton, former Durrell ape keeper who was so inspired by our Sumatran orangutans that he moved across the world, to dedicate his life to saving the most critically endangered of our close cousins.

Event: Vet-time // Lab experiences for 14-18 year olds // 5th August

Vet-time // Lab experiences for 14-18 year olds // 5th August


Wednesday 5th August 2015 , 14:00-16:00

Spend the afternoon with our vet team learning how to suture, read x-rays, use an ultrasound and how we identify parasites in the vet lab. Certificate of attendance for your Record of Achievement or UCAS form.

Event: Keepertime // hands-on workshops for 12 to 18 year olds // 7th August

Keepertime // hands-on workshops for 12 to 18 year olds // 7th August


Friday 7th August 2015

Try your hand at cleaning out some of the animals and try to create some enrichment food parcels to challenge our animals and keep them busy.

Event: Vet-time // Lab experiences for 14-18 year olds // 12th August

Vet-time // Lab experiences for 14-18 year olds // 12th August


Wednesday 12th August 2015 , 14:00-16:00

Spend the afternoon with our vet team learning how to suture, read x-rays, use an ultrasound and how we identify parasites in the vet lab. Certificate of attendance for your Record of Achievement or UCAS form.

Event: Keepertime // hands-on workshops for 12 to 18 year olds // 15th August

Keepertime // hands-on workshops for 12 to 18 year olds // 15th August


Saturday 15th August 2015

Ever wondered what it's like to be a keeper at Durrell? Now you can find out alongside our specialist staff! Go 'behind the scenes' and get your hands dirty by cleaning out snakes and skinks, and create enrichment food parcels to challenge our animals and keep them busy.

Event: August Activity Week for 7-11 Year Olds    // 17th-19th August

August Activity Week for 7-11 Year Olds // 17th-19th August


Monday 17th August 2015 - Wednesday 19th August 2015

Looking for something fun for the children to do during the school holidays? Send them along to Durrell’s fun activity sessions where they can learn about wildlife through games and activities as well as the animals themselves. The children will be busy and supervised so parents get time to themselves too!

Event: Vet-time // Lab experiences for 14-18 year olds // 19th August

Vet-time // Lab experiences for 14-18 year olds // 19th August


Wednesday 19th August 2015 , 14:00-16:00

Spend the afternoon with our vet team learning how to suture, read x-rays, use an ultrasound and how we identify parasites in the vet lab. Certificate of attendance for your Record of Achievement or UCAS form.

Event: Keepertime // hands-on workshops for 12 to 18 year olds  // 22nd August

Keepertime // hands-on workshops for 12 to 18 year olds // 22nd August


Saturday 22nd August 2015

Ever wondered what it's like to be a keeper at Durrell? Now you can find out alongside our specialist staff! Go 'behind the scenes' and get your hands dirty by cleaning out snakes and skinks, and create enrichment food parcels to challenge our animals and keep them busy.

Event: Conservation Science School for 15 to 18 year olds // 25th August

Conservation Science School for 15 to 18 year olds // 25th August


Tuesday 25th August 2015 , 9:00 - Thursday 27th August 2015-11:00

This three day course is an ideal introduction to wildlife conservation. The varied programme includes talks from our expert staff, practical activities and the chance to learn more about what happens behind the scenes at Durrell.

Event: Vet-time - Lab experiences for 14-18 year olds // 26th August

Vet-time - Lab experiences for 14-18 year olds // 26th August


Wednesday 26th August 2015 , 14:00-16:00

Spend the afternoon with our vet team learning how to suture, read x-rays, use an ultrasound and how we identify parasites in the vet lab. Certificate of attendance for your Record of Achievement or UCAS form.

Event: Keepertime - hands-on workshops for 12 to 18 year olds // 28th August

Keepertime - hands-on workshops for 12 to 18 year olds // 28th August


Friday 28th August 2015

Ever wondered what it's like to be a keeper at Durrell? Now you can find out alongside our specialist staff! Go 'behind the scenes' and get your hands dirty by cleaning out snakes and skinks, and create enrichment food parcels to challenge our animals and keep them busy.

September 2015


Event: Vet-time - Lab experiences for 14-18 year olds // 02nd September

Vet-time - Lab experiences for 14-18 year olds // 02nd September


Wednesday 2nd September 2015 , 14:00-16:00

Spend the afternoon with our vet team learning how to suture, read x-rays, use an ultrasound and how we identify parasites in the vet lab. Certificate of attendance for your Record of Achievement or UCAS form.

Event: The Glorious Ugly Bug Ball

The Glorious Ugly Bug Ball


Saturday 26th September 2015

On Saturday, 26th September, Durrell will host The Glorious Ugly Bug Ball at Trinity Manor, Jersey, by kind permission of Paul and Pam Bell to celebrate the life of our late Founder, Gerald Durrell, in what would have been his 90th birthday year.

Event: Dodolings - tamarin monkeys

Dodolings - tamarin monkeys


Saturday 26th September 2015 , 10:30-12:30

How many different kinds of tamarin monkeys are there? How big are they? These and hundreds of other questions are asked by children and their parents at Dodolings, a series of unique workshops focussing on different animals.

October 2015


Event: Dodolings - macaque monkeys

Dodolings - macaque monkeys


Saturday 3rd October 2015 , 10:30-12:30

What threats are there to macaques in the wild? What types of vegetation do they eat? These and hundreds of other questions are asked by children and their parents at Dodolings, a series of unique workshops focussing on different animals.

Event: Dodolings - flamingos

Dodolings - flamingos


Saturday 10th October 2015 , 10:30-12:30

Why do flamingos stand on one leg? Why are they pink? These and hundreds of other questions are asked by children and their parents at Dodolings, a series of unique workshops focussing on different animals.

Event: Dodolings - snakes

Dodolings - snakes


Saturday 17th October 2015 , 10:30-12:30

Are snakes slimy? What is the longest type of snake? These and hundreds of other questions are asked by children and their parents at Dodolings, a series of unique workshops focussing on different animals.

Event: Durrell Dash 2015

Durrell Dash 2015


Sunday 18th October 2015

Join us again this year for the ever-popular Durrell Dash in and around the lanes of Trinity and St. Martin, which will start and finish in the grounds of the Wildlife Park. Choose from either the 6k or 13k route.

Event: Dodolings - meerkats

Dodolings - meerkats


Saturday 24th October 2015 , 10:30-12:30

Why do meerkats stand on their back legs? What do they eat? These and hundreds of other questions are asked by children and their parents at Dodolings, a series of unique workshops focussing on different animals.

Event: October Activity Week for 7-11 Year Olds // 25th October

October Activity Week for 7-11 Year Olds // 25th October


Sunday 25th October 2015 - Thursday 29th October 2015

Looking for something fun for the children to do during the school holidays? Send them along to Durrell’s fun activity sessions where they can learn about wildlife through games and activities as well as the animals themselves. The children will be busy and supervised so parents get time to themselves too!

Event: Dodolings - fruit bats

Dodolings - fruit bats


Saturday 31st October 2015 , 10:30-12:30

How big are a fruit bat's wings? Do fruit bats only eat fruit? These and hundreds of other questions are asked by children and their parents at Dodolings, a series of unique workshops focussing on different animals.

November 2015


Event: Dodolings - komodo dragons

Dodolings - komodo dragons


Saturday 7th November 2015 , 10:30-12:30

How many teeth does a Komodo dragon have? Is the Komodo dragon a lizard? These and many more questions are asked by children and their parents at Dodolings, a series of unique workshops focussing on different animals.

Event: Dodolings - orangutans

Dodolings - orangutans


Saturday 14th November 2015 , 10:30-12:30

How closely related are orangutans to humans? Were orangutans named because of their orange fur? These and hundreds of other questions are asked by children and their parents at Dodolings, a series of unique workshops focusing on different animals.

Event: Dodolings - Lemurs

Dodolings - Lemurs


Saturday 21st November 2015 , 10:30-12:30

Do lemurs in the wild live anywhere other than Madagascar? Why do ring- tailed lemurs only have rings on their tails? These and hundreds of other questions are asked by children and their parents at Dodolings, a series of unique workshops focussing on different animals.

Event: Durrell UK Members’ Lecture, Royal Institute, London

Durrell UK Members’ Lecture, Royal Institute, London


Monday 23rd November 2015 , 18:15-20:00

Our UK and Overseas members are warmly invited to join a panel of expert Durrell speakers for the annual London Lecture at The Royal Institute, 21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4BS.

Event: Dodolings - poison frogs

Dodolings - poison frogs


Saturday 28th November 2015 , 10:30-12:30

Why are poison frogs so brightly coloured? Can the poison kill a human? These and hundreds of other questions are asked by children and their parents at Dodolings, a series of unique workshops focussing on different animals.

December 2015


Event: Dodolings - bears

Dodolings - bears


Saturday 5th December 2015 , 10:30-12:30

How many bears are there left in the wild? What is their country of origin? These and hundreds of other questions are asked by children and their parents at Dodolings, a series of unique workshops focussing on different animals.

Event: Dodolings - gorillas

Dodolings - gorillas


Saturday 12th December 2015 , 10:30-12:30

How much do gorillas weigh? How tall are they when they stand up? These and hundreds of other questions are asked by children and their parents at Dodolings, a series of unique workshops focussing on different animals.