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June 2019

Swift Awareness Week

Saturday 22 June
a map of the UK with a graphic design of swifts flying over it, and the words Swift Awareness Week

In 2018 the UK we became the first country in the world to dedicate a national week in support of…

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International Mud Day

Saturday 29 June
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International Mud Day is on 29th June. Lets raise our cup of sloppy mud to all the good work practitioners…

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July 2019

Don’t Step on a Bee Day

Wednesday 10 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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'Poor bees are having enough trouble surviving these days, so let’s not add to their problems by stepping on them,…

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World Ranger Day

Wednesday 31 July
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World Ranger Day Poster

'The International Ranger Federation (IRF) is a non-profit organisation established to raise awareness of and support the critical work that…

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August 2019

Play Day

Wednesday 7 August
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Play Day Logo

Playday is the national day for play in the UK, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. On Playday,…

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International Bat Night

Saturday 31 August - Sunday 1 September
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Annual
Bat Finger Puppet

Bat Night has taken place every year since 1997 in more than 30 countries on the last full weekend of…

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International Bat Weekend

Saturday 31 August - Sunday 1 September
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Bats Field Guide

'This annual celebration of bats sees bat events for the public taking place across the country. Bat groups, park rangers and community…

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September 2019

World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday 14 September
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on the second Saturday of May and September, repeating indefinitely

World Migratory Bird Day logo

Highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. WBMD happens twice a year, on the Second Saturday in…

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Seed Gathering Season

Monday 23 September
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Annual
Field Guide – Fruits And Seed Dispersal

'Since 1998, The Tree Council has been organising Seed Gathering Season, the autumn campaign to inspire everyone to gather seeds,…

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October 2019

Popcorn Poppin’ Month

Tuesday 1 October
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Annual
making popcorn over an open fire

A whole month to pop over an open fire - how fantastic. Search our activity library for outdoor popcorn activities…

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World Animal Day

Friday 4 October
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World Animal Day Poster

'MISSION: TO RAISE THE STATUS OF ANIMALS IN ORDER TO IMPROVE WELFARE STANDARDS AROUND THE GLOBE To achieve this, we…

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World Smile Day®

Friday 4 October
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Annual

'Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the…

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World Teachers Day

Saturday 5 October
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Annual
Adult Showing A Small Child How To Use Loppers

'World Teachers' Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is held every year on October 5 to honour teachers and…

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National Mammal Week

Saturday 19 October
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Annual
3 wooden mice sitting on a log

This week is a chance to raise awareness of our UK mammals and the conservation issues they face. National Mammal…

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Apple Day

Monday 21 October
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rosy red apples growing on a tree

Apple day celebrates everything to do with orchards, from fruit variety identification to apple and cider tasting, and bring-your-own juicing…

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November 2019

Outdoor Classroom Day

Thursday 7 November
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One event on Thursday 7 November, 2019 at 12:00am

Outdoor Classroom Day Logo

'Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of…

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Universal Children’s Day

Wednesday 20 November
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Annual
Group of 5 smiling children

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international…

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National Tree Week

Monday 25 November
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Annual
boys hidden in the foliage of a tree

"First initiated in 1975, National Tree Week is the UK's largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting…

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Road Safety Week

Tuesday 26 November
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Road Safety Week Logo

"Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote…

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December 2019

World Soil Day

Thursday 5 December
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Annual
World Soil Day logo

Be the Solution to Soil Pollution Focusing attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management…

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Tree Dressing Day

Saturday 7 December - Sunday 8 December
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Annual
illustration of trees with decorations in their branches

"Tree dressing, in the first week of December, is based on many old customs from all over the world and…

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January 2020

Winnie the Pooh Day

Saturday 18 January, 2020
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Annual

Every year January 18 is celebrated as "Winnie-the-Pooh Day" because that is the birth date of AA Milne, the author of the famous…

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Popcorn Day

Sunday 19 January, 2020
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Annual
making popcorn over an open fire

Popping corn over an open fire is a real treat - have a go today!

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Red Squirrel Appreciation Day

Tuesday 21 January, 2020
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Annual
Red Squirrel Hand Puppet

'Red squirrels are now only found in certain areas of the UK, which is why The Wildlife Trusts are working…

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February 2020

World Wetlands Day

Sunday 2 February, 2020
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Annual
World Wetlands Day logo

World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971.…

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National Nest Box Week

Friday 14 February, 2020
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Annual
National Nest Box Week logo

NNBW aims to encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance…

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International Polar Bear Day

Thursday 27 February, 2020
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International Polar Bear Day logo

Every year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic - and how…

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March 2020

World Book Day

Sunday 1 March, 2020
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Annual

"World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of…

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World Wildlife Day

Tuesday 3 March, 2020
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Annual
World Wildlife Day logo

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to…

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International Day of Happiness

Friday 20 March, 2020
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Annual
Int Day Of Happiness Logo

This campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness. It is coordinated by Action for Happiness,…

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World Sparrow Day

Friday 20 March, 2020
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Annual
World Sparrow Day Logo

"A day for the house sparrow to convey the message of conservation of the house sparrow and other common birds and…

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World Frog Day

Friday 20 March, 2020
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Annual
World Frog Day Infographic

'Frogs are a keystone species. Not only are they an important indicator of an ecosystem's health, they also help keep…

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International Day of Forests

Saturday 21 March, 2020
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Annual
International Day Of Forests Logo

Celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are…

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World Poetry Day

Saturday 21 March, 2020
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World Poetry Day

"Poetry is a window onto the breath-taking diversity of humanity." — Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General "Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by…

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World Wood Day

Saturday 21 March, 2020
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Annual
World Wood Day Logo

"World Wood Day is a cultural event celebrated annually on March 21st, same day as the International Day of Forests, to…

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World Water Day

Sunday 22 March, 2020
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World Water Day Logo

"World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, 1.8 billion…

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World Meteorological Day

Monday 23 March, 2020
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World Meteorological Organisation Logo

"World Meteorological Day takes place every year on 23 March and commemorates the coming into force on 23 March 1950…

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April 2020

International Children’s Book Day

Thursday 2 April, 2020
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Annual
cartoon of 2 children opening a boo and lots of crazy characters exploding out of it

2 April is Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday and since 1967 International Children’s Book Day has been celebrated on or around this day…

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John Muir’s birthday

Tuesday 21 April, 2020
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Annual
photograph of John Muir

The Scots-born founder of the modern conservation movement, John Muir was passionate about wild places. He explored them, wrote about…

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Earth Day

Wednesday 22 April, 2020
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Earth Day Logo

"Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth…

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World Book Night

Thursday 23 April, 2020
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Annual
child sitting outside by a fire reading a book

A national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April every year. Books are given out across…

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Save the Frogs Day

Saturday 25 April, 2020
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Save The Frogs Day Poster

"Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. Our goal is to provide…

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May 2020

International School Grounds Month

Friday 1 May, 2020
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International School Grounds Alliance logo

All through May "In May each year, the International School Grounds Alliance calls on schools around the globe to take…

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National Walking Month

Saturday 2 May, 2020
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National Walking Month Logo

All through May Try20 Take a 20-minute walk every day throughout May and feel the benefits. Fun tips to keep you…

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International Dawn Chorus Day

Sunday 3 May, 2020
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International Dawn Chorus Day logo

International Dawn Chorus Day is the worldwide celebration of nature’s symphony. Celebrated on the first Sunday of May,  the story…

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Walk in the Woods

Sunday 3 May, 2020
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Annual
child walking down a path in the woods

All through May. v Walk in the Woods is the The Tree Council's festival to encourage everyone to enjoy trees…

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Local & Community History Month

Monday 4 May, 2020
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Annual

All through May. The aim of the month is to increase awareness of local history, promote history in general to…

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World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday 9 May, 2020
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on the second Saturday of May and September, repeating indefinitely

World Migratory Bird Day logo

Highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. WBMD happens twice a year, on the Second Saturday in…

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World Fair Trade Day

Saturday 9 May, 2020
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Annual
silhouette of a woman making a Victory sign with her fingers, against a blue design and the words Fair Trade Innovates

World Fair Trade Day is an inclusive worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to sustainable development,…

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Be Nice To Nettles Week

Monday 11 May, 2020
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Annual
clump of nettles behind a mud kitchen, with the words 'be nice to nettles week' over the top

Celebrating the diverse range of benefits and positive impacts nettles can have on everyday life. Sadly, the most recent online…

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National Children’s Day

Tuesday 12 May, 2020
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Annual
5 children sitting in a row with their arms around each other

National Children's Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the…

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Plant Conservation Day

Monday 18 May, 2020
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Annual
Plant Conservation Day Banner

Global celebration dedicated to preserving, protecting, and conserving plants for people and the planet. About Plant Conservation Day is a…

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Fascination of Plants Day

Monday 18 May, 2020
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Fascination Of Plants Day Logo

Aims to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of…

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Walk to School Week

Monday 18 May, 2020
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Annual
Walk to School Week logo

'The greatest national Walk to School celebration where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.  'Each…

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International Day for Biological Diversity

Friday 22 May, 2020
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Annual
UN Decade Of Biodiversity Logo

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of…

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World Turtle Day®

Saturday 23 May, 2020
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Annual
green & blue circular logo with a tortoise shell on it

Created to celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. Now celebrated around the globe,…

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European Day of Parks

Sunday 24 May, 2020
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Annual

Imagine a day when all Parks and Protected Areas come together across Europe, celebrate their successes and declare the value…

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World Otter Day

Wednesday 27 May, 2020
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Annual
a graphic of an otter climbing over a globe, with the words IOSF World Otter Day

CELEBRATE OTTERS   -   RAISE AWARENESS   -   EDUCATE   -   FUNDRAISE   -   PROTECT Join the many people from around the world who…

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June 2020

International Children’s Day

Monday 1 June, 2020
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Annual

History of International Children's Day The origin of this holiday goes back to 1925, when representatives from different countries met…

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30 Days Wild

Monday 1 June, 2020
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Annual
person walking through a meadow with the 30 days wild logo over the top and the question Can You Do Someting Wild Every Day For A Month?

"Make room for nature this June - no matter where you are or how busy your life! When you sign…

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World Environment Day

Friday 5 June, 2020
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Annual
a circle with a colourful fingerprint pattern and the words World Environment Day

The United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974, the…

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Bike Week

Sunday 7 June, 2020
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Annual
graphic of a reb bicyle wheel, inside the spokes is a cityscape

Bike Week 2019 - 8 to 16 June Bike Week is an annual celebration to showcase cycling. Riding a bike…

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World Oceans Day

Monday 8 June, 2020
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Annual

'World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. The website has free resources and ideas…

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Global Wind Day

Monday 15 June, 2020
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Global Wind Day Logo

'Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind,…

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Den Day

Tuesday 16 June, 2020
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Annual
child building a den in the woods

‘Build dens, learn about the importance of shelter and raise money to change lives.’ Loads of very useful den resources, including…

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International Mud Day

Monday 29 June, 2020
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Annual

International Mud Day is on 29th June. Lets raise our cup of sloppy mud to all the good work practitioners…

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July 2020

Don’t Step on a Bee Day

Friday 10 July, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual

'Poor bees are having enough trouble surviving these days, so let’s not add to their problems by stepping on them,…

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World Ranger Day

Friday 31 July, 2020
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Annual
World Ranger Day Poster

'The International Ranger Federation (IRF) is a non-profit organisation established to raise awareness of and support the critical work that…

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August 2020

Play Day

Wednesday 5 August, 2020
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Annual
Play Day Logo

Playday is the national day for play in the UK, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. On Playday,…

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International Bat Night

Saturday 29 August, 2020 - Sunday 30 August, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
Bat Finger Puppet

Bat Night has taken place every year since 1997 in more than 30 countries on the last full weekend of…

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International Bat Weekend

Saturday 29 August, 2020 - Sunday 30 August, 2020
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Annual
Bats Field Guide

'This annual celebration of bats sees bat events for the public taking place across the country. Bat groups, park rangers and community…

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September 2020

World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday 12 September, 2020
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on the second Saturday of May and September, repeating indefinitely

World Migratory Bird Day logo

Highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. WBMD happens twice a year, on the Second Saturday in…

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Seed Gathering Season

Wednesday 23 September, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
Field Guide – Fruits And Seed Dispersal

'Since 1998, The Tree Council has been organising Seed Gathering Season, the autumn campaign to inspire everyone to gather seeds,…

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October 2020

Popcorn Poppin’ Month

Thursday 1 October, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
making popcorn over an open fire

A whole month to pop over an open fire - how fantastic. Search our activity library for outdoor popcorn activities…

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World Smile Day®

Friday 2 October, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual

'Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the…

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World Animal Day

Sunday 4 October, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
World Animal Day Poster

'MISSION: TO RAISE THE STATUS OF ANIMALS IN ORDER TO IMPROVE WELFARE STANDARDS AROUND THE GLOBE To achieve this, we…

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World Teachers Day

Monday 5 October, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
Adult Showing A Small Child How To Use Loppers

'World Teachers' Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is held every year on October 5 to honour teachers and…

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National Mammal Week

Saturday 17 October, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
3 wooden mice sitting on a log

This week is a chance to raise awareness of our UK mammals and the conservation issues they face. National Mammal…

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Apple Day

Wednesday 21 October, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
rosy red apples growing on a tree

Apple day celebrates everything to do with orchards, from fruit variety identification to apple and cider tasting, and bring-your-own juicing…

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November 2020

Universal Children’s Day

Friday 20 November, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
Group of 5 smiling children

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international…

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Road Safety Week

Tuesday 24 November, 2020
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Annual
Road Safety Week Logo

"Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote…

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National Tree Week

Monday 30 November, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
boys hidden in the foliage of a tree

"First initiated in 1975, National Tree Week is the UK's largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting…

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December 2020

Tree Dressing Day

Saturday 5 December, 2020 - Sunday 6 December, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
illustration of trees with decorations in their branches

"Tree dressing, in the first week of December, is based on many old customs from all over the world and…

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World Soil Day

Saturday 5 December, 2020
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Annual
World Soil Day logo

Be the Solution to Soil Pollution Focusing attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management…

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January 2021

Winnie the Pooh Day

Monday 18 January, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual

Every year January 18 is celebrated as "Winnie-the-Pooh Day" because that is the birth date of AA Milne, the author of the famous…

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Popcorn Day

Tuesday 19 January, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
making popcorn over an open fire

Popping corn over an open fire is a real treat - have a go today!

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Red Squirrel Appreciation Day

Thursday 21 January, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
Red Squirrel Hand Puppet

'Red squirrels are now only found in certain areas of the UK, which is why The Wildlife Trusts are working…

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February 2021

World Wetlands Day

Tuesday 2 February, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
World Wetlands Day logo

World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971.…

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National Nest Box Week

Sunday 14 February, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
National Nest Box Week logo

NNBW aims to encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance…

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International Polar Bear Day

Saturday 27 February, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
International Polar Bear Day logo

Every year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic - and how…

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March 2021

World Book Day

Monday 1 March, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual

"World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of…

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World Wildlife Day

Wednesday 3 March, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
World Wildlife Day logo

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to…

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International Day of Happiness

Saturday 20 March, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
Int Day Of Happiness Logo

This campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness. It is coordinated by Action for Happiness,…

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World Sparrow Day

Saturday 20 March, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
World Sparrow Day Logo

"A day for the house sparrow to convey the message of conservation of the house sparrow and other common birds and…

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World Frog Day

Saturday 20 March, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
World Frog Day Infographic

'Frogs are a keystone species. Not only are they an important indicator of an ecosystem's health, they also help keep…

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International Day of Forests

Sunday 21 March, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
International Day Of Forests Logo

Celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are…

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World Poetry Day

Sunday 21 March, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
World Poetry Day

"Poetry is a window onto the breath-taking diversity of humanity." — Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General "Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by…

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World Wood Day

Sunday 21 March, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
Annual
World Wood Day Logo

"World Wood Day is a cultural event celebrated annually on March 21st, same day as the International Day of Forests, to…

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World Water Day

Monday 22 March, 2021
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Annual
World Water Day Logo

"World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, 1.8 billion…

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World Meteorological Day

Tuesday 23 March, 2021
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Annual
World Meteorological Organisation Logo

"World Meteorological Day takes place every year on 23 March and commemorates the coming into force on 23 March 1950…

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