From fun-filled family days exploring the dunes in search of wildlife, to dune school educational events and digital webinars or talks from our sand dune experts, we're always working on creating a whole host of exciting events to sign up for.

Upcoming Events

Make a jumping Natterjack Toad at Ainsdale National Nature Reserve

Join us on the dunes to make an origami jumping Natterjack Toad at Ainsdale National Nature Reserve.

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Bioblitz on Fleetwood Dunes, Cumbria

Join us on Fleetwood sand dunes as part of the Wyre Estuary bioblitz 2021. Help to create a record of the special plants and animals that live there.

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Shifting Sands: An Intro to Dynamic Dunescapes

Join Tim from Plantlife to kick-start our fortnight of digital events in the lead up to World Sand Dune Day, and find out more about Dynamic Dunescapes.

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Bird Life in Our Dunes, with Ornithologist Dan Rouse

Join ornithologist, presenter, bird tour guide and author Dan Rouse to explore some of the amazing birds that live in our sand dunes.

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Dog-Friendly Walks on Walney, Cumbria

As part of Dynamic Dunescapes series of dog-friendly walks and talks, we are inviting you and your best friends to join us on the dunes.

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Leif Bersweden: The Beauty and Adaptations of Orchids in our Sand Dunes

Join botanist and orchid-expert, Leif Bersweden, for a virtual tour of some of the dunes’ most vibrant floral inhabitants.

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[Lincs Heritage Series] 10 objects that tell Lincolnshire’s seaside history, with historian Dr Kathryn Ferry

Kathryn Ferry will explore the development of seaside tourism along the Lincolnshire coast from its Victorian beginnings to post-war heyday.

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Nature Mindfulness at Morfa Harlech, South Wales

Join us for a nature-related mindfulness session on the beach at Morfa Harlech, North Wales, on June 23rd.

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Sand Dune Restoration on the Sefton Coast

Join Natalie Coffey, Dynamic Dunescapes Engagement Officer, to find out more about our sand dune restoration work on the Sefton Coast.

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Yoga, Wood Carving, Wildife Photography; Woolacombe World Sand Dune Day

Join our National Trust team in Devon for a jam-packed day of activities, from arts to wellness sessions and wildlife workshops.

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Meet the Dogs Trust, World Sand Dune Day at Woolacombe

The Dogs Trust will be joining us throughout the day at Woolacombe, offering advice and top tips on walking your dog in the countryside.

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Cleethorpes Beach: World Sand Dune Day in Lincolnshire

Meet us at Cleethorpes Beach for a day of activities including a guided dune and saltmarsh walk and self-led macrophotography and geocaching trails.

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Fylde Sand Dunes World Sand Dune Day with Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Our friends at Lancashire Wildlife Trust celebrating are World Sand Dune Day with guided walks, sketching, mindfulness sessions and a litter pick!

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World Sand Dune Day at Croyde Bay, Devon

In Devon on World Sand Dune Day? Join our friends at Croyde Beach in search of wildlife with a rockpool ramble and a dune bug hunt!

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Yoga and Tai Chi – World Sand Dune Day at Ainsdale NNR, Sefton Coast

Sign up for a free tai-chi or yoga class in the dunes to celebrate World Sand Dune Day at Ainsdale National Nature Reserve.

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Orchid Walks, Yoga and Memory Recording – Kenfig NNR, South Wales

25th June is World Sand Dune Day, so join us at Kenfig National Nature Reserve, Bridgend, for a day of celebration and adventure!

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World Sand Dune Day at Studland Bay, Dorset

At Studland Bay, join our National Trust team for a fun day of sand dune activities including wildlife walks, nature tots sessions, geocaching and sound walk trails!

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Butterfly Walk, Woolacombe Dunes

On World Sand Dune Day, join us for a guided butterfly walk at Woolacombe sand dunes with butterfly expert Gary Watson.

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World Sand Dune Day at Morfa Harlech, South Wales

25th June is World Sand Dune Day, so join us at Morfa Harlech, North Wales, for dune yoga and orchid walks.

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Film: Dunes, their wildlife and people on the Norfolk coast

Join us for a filmed walk-through one of Norfolk’s most iconic sand dune sites; Holme-next-the-Sea, celebrating its value to people and nature.

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Mindfulness walk and yoga, Woolacombe Dunes

Led by National Trust Ranger Josey Field, this will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with nature and reset the mind on World Sand Dune Day.

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Yoga at Ainsdale National Nature Reserve, World Sand Dune Day

Join our Natural England team for activities including free yoga and tai-chi classes in the dunes, on this national nature reserve for World Sand Dune Day.

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Cornwall 24-Hour BioBlitz at Penhale Dunes

A family-friendly race against time to find, record and learn about as much wildlife as possible on Penhale Dunes, for World Sand Dune Day!

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Woolacombe Wildlife Photography Walk & Workshop with Mark Clinton Johnson

Join Devon photographer Mark Clinton Johnson for a guided photography walk and workshop in search of wildlife at Woolacombe sand dunes.

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Art, Science and Moving Sands – Haverigg, Cumbria, World Sand Dune Day

Join us for an Art, Science and Environment taster day at Haverigg. Offering a fascinating view of the invisible and visible world on this hidden coast, experience the dunes in a different way.

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Wood Carving Session, World Sand Dune Day at Woolacombe

Have you ever tried to carve a flower from wood? Well under the guidance of National Trust’s Paul South, you can give it a go yourself!

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Butterfly Conservation Day at Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe NNR

Join us for a day of self-led family activities and guided butterfly walks around the nature reserve to celebrate and conserve butterflies.

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Family crafts at Poplar Farm Lincolnshire

Join us at Poplar Farm for a fun day of nature-inspired arts and crafts activities.

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Citizen Science Field Sessions – South Walney Cumbria

Join our Citizen Science Field Sessions at South Walney in Cumbria this summer to improve your dune plants identification skills and collect important data.

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Citizen Science Field Sessions – Sandscale Haws, Cumbria

Improve your ID skills and get involved with conservation and environmental monitoring, with our Citizen Science Field Sessions at Mawbray Banks in Cumbria this summer.

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Volunteering Events & Opportunities

Volunteer: Record Natterjack Toads in Cumbria

TBC Free We have teamed up with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) to increase our understanding of one…

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Citizen Science Field Sessions – South Walney Cumbria

Join our Citizen Science Field Sessions at South Walney in Cumbria this summer to improve your dune plants identification skills and collect important data.

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Citizen Science Field Sessions – Sandscale Haws, Cumbria

Improve your ID skills and get involved with conservation and environmental monitoring, with our Citizen Science Field Sessions at Mawbray Banks in Cumbria this summer.

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Cumbria: Book a beach clean

Various times Free Want to help our wildlife on the coast? We are looking for volunteers to…

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Cumbria: Citizen Science Volunteer Opportunity

Various Times Free Are you interested in ecological monitoring? Do you want to gain experience or utilize…

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Volunteer Reserve Warden – Lincolnshire

Various times Various times Free We are looking 3 or 4 volunteer reserve wardens to help us…

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Volunteer (Various dates) at Haverigg, Cumbria

Various dates Various times Free Become a volunteer at Haverigg and join our upcoming Conservation Days Do…

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Coastal Engagement Volunteer, Lincolnshire

If you want to help people connect with nature and wildlife along our coastline and would like to help with the occasional event, we’d love to hear from you.

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Citizen Science Field Sessions – Mawbray Banks, Cumbria

Learn to ID dune specialist plants and collect important species data. Join our Citizen Science Field Sessions at Mawbray Banks in Cumbria this summer.

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Previous Events

Meet the Cattle: Mawbray Banks, Cumbria

Join us on the dunes for a series of dog friendly walks and talks to explore the wildlife and conservation of some of your favourite places.

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[Lincs Heritage Series] Uncovering the Lincolnshire Coast Submerged Forest, with Sally Derrett

Join Sally Derrett to find out what we can learn from the submerged forests off the Lincolnshire coast.

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[Lincs Heritage Series] Understanding and interpreting WW2 Coastal Crust defences with CITiZAN, with Chris Kolonko

18:00 – 19:00 Free Join Chris Kolonko, CITiZAN Community Archaeologist, to find out what we can learn…

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April Flowers (Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe NNR)

Free, drop-in educational activities for all the family to enjoy. Learn about plants, their amazing adaptations, and try macrophotography.

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[Lincs Heritage Series] The Changing Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Coastline of Lincolnshire, with Dr Caitlin Green

Join Dr Caitlin Green, historian, archaeologist and author to learn about the Anglo-Saxon and medieval Lincolnshire coastline.

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Conservationists of the Future – Introduction to Student Bursaries in Wales

Join David Kilner to learn more about the opportunities that Dynamic Dunescapes has for funding student research projects on Wales’ sand dunes.

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Coastal Conversations: Dynamic Dunes on the Solway Coast

Find out about the wonderful projects managing and restoring the sand dune systems across for Solway Firth.

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[Lincs Heritage Series] Landscapes before the Dunes: the deep prehistory of Lincolnshire, with Sam Griffiths

18:00 – 19:00 Free Explore Lincolnshire’s landscapes before the dunes developed with Sam Griffiths, CITiZAN Community Archaeologist…

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Coastal and Marine Life of Fleetwood

6:30pm – 7:30pm Free From the sands of Fleetwood into the depths of the Irish Sea, join…

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Julia and Tom from the National Trust talk Dunescapes at Studland with British Naturism

7:00pm – 8:30pm Free Meet the team at Studland Bay as they chat LIVE to Andrew Welch…

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Events photo gallery

Explore some of our previous dune activities and days out!