Acting locally to protect green spaces for wildlife and people…

We are a small charity operating in the counties of Flintshire, Wrexham, Denbighshire and Conwy. Our business involves land management, providing training courses, running public events, working with schools and colleges to provide educational activities and running a volunteer programme. These activities are dependant on funding. Learn more about us

Get Involved
There are many ways to help nature, you can simply have a look at our fact sheets and get creating at home, become a volunteer and participate in conservation activities with NEWW, become a member and support us in our work, encourage children to get involved and become a Junior Ranger so they can learn whilst out and about on the reserve with knowledgeable and experienced staff. Read more

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Summer events with NEWWildlife

For more details of the events, please see our what’s on page on our website: NEWWildlife events

Events and training
• Sun 26th July – Family pond dip – Rhydymwyn—10 to 11.30
• Sun 26th July – Family pond dip – Rhydymwyn—11.45 to 1.15
• Sun 26th July – Butterfly walk – Rhydymwyn—1.45 to 4
• Fri 31st July, Fri 7th 14th & 21st Aug – Run Wild Kids Club – Rhydymwyn—10 to 12
• Mon 17th to Sat 22nd Aug – FORV Art Week – Rhydymwyn – 10 to 3 – £80 per student (Contact:
• Tues 1st Sept – Tree ID course – Rhydymwyn – 9.45 to 4.00
• Thurs 22nd Oct — Wellbeing training day – Rhydymwyn—9.30 to 3

Volunteering – Rhydymwyn
• Thurs 16th July – Balsam pull – Rhydymwyn
• Thurs 30th July – Ragwort and balsam pull – Rhydymwyn
• Thurs 13th Aug – Orchard management – Rhydymwyn
• Thurs 27th Aug – Grass raking – Rhydymwyn
• Thurs 17th Sept – Grass raking – Rhydymwyn
Volunteering will usually take place on the second and last Thursday of each month.
Please visit our website for more information:, or contact me by phone: 01352 742115 or email:

Volunteering – Knowle Hill, Buckley
• Tues 21st July – Join our Reserves Officer, Helen, at Knowle Hill Nature Reserve. We will be removing willow sapling at the ponds at Lane as it is encroaching on the ponds, which is habitat for newts We will also be trimming back some of the broom from around the site. We will be meeting at the Brindle Close entrance at 11am. Come along and join us if you can, no experience necessary.
Please contact Helen to reserve a place on: 01352 742115 or email:

School visits – Rhydymwyn
NEWWildlife would like to take this opportunity to invite your school to visit us at Rhydymwyn Valley Nature Reserve. We offer a number of opportunities for schools to make the most of this magical, undiscovered pocket of Flintshire for your educational needs, FREE of charge.

We can offer set environmental education packages such as pond dipping and mini beast hunts to fit in with the National Curriculum or we can offer a more flexible approach to our outdoor sessions. We can adapt sessions to your needs, for example, we can provide activities in a woodland setting, such as shelter building or carrying out practical habitat work on the reserve.

All activities for schools are free of charge. We have a range of facilities on site, with a large indoor Field Studies Centre, toilets, kitchen and disabled access. We can cater our sessions for children with a range of disabilities, and a group size of up to 30.


Booking is essential for all activities due to limited spaces and so we know how many people to plan for. If you are no longer able to attend any of our events, please let us know as there may be people waiting to book on.