During the year the Sanctuary holds a number of special events; each year we hold two open days, generally held in April and October. During the winter months, generally from June to September we offer glowworm tours which have proven to be extremely popular over the last two years. We also run a number of pop-up events throughout the year, so keep an eye on this page (and our Facebook page) for the latest information!
If you, or your organisation, are planning a ‘special event’ – get in touch to discuss holding your event in the Sanctuary. (The Sanctuary has previously hosted corporate events, weddings, remembrance services/gatherings (note, scattering of ashes in the Sanctuary is not permitted). Contact:
Olivia Gallagher, Events Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org or
Ru Collin, Chief Executive – email@example.com
UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE SANCTUARY …
OPEN DAY – NELSON’S BIG GREEN DAY OUT …
10am – 4pm, Sunday, 16 April – Free Entry!
Our next Open Day is coming up on Sunday, 16 April. Join us to celebrate our native flora and fauna in an idyllic setting. Enjoy delicious street food, bask in the beauty of the pristine Waimārama stream, take a stroll along peaceful bush tracks or sit back and enjoy the birdsong. With lots to explore inside the Sanctuary and a kids activity zone, our Open Day is a great day out in nature for the whole family!
This year we will also have a focus on community trapping – so come along and learn about how to get involved in conservation in action.
Full activity line-up coming soon.
Check out the Facebook event here:
The Beech Glade Sessions
The Beech Glade Sessions are a new offering that will run over the summer months, featuring a variety of performances ranging from music to poetry. Located an easy 15-minute stroll from the Visitor Centre, the Beech Glade Classroom is a magical place to experience special events at the Sanctuary. Join us at our next session in this gorgeous outdoor venue space.
SOLD OUT – TICKET SALES HAVE NOW CLOSED
3pm, Saturday 18 March for an acoustic session!
Klezoum – High energy music with an Eastern flavour. Expect a slightly random experience with this eclectic blend of musicians!
Sophie Winnington – violin, vocals
Tanya Nock – violin, vocals
David Remnant – Guitar, vocals and cahon
Alvaro Saura – Double bass, vocals and guitar