Sidmouth’s Biodiversity Festival will return in June, taking place over the weekend of Friday 7th -9th June. The festival, which was held for the first time last year, will be making a return with a variety of activities and workshops throughout the weekend.

Speaking about the festival, Sheila Meades from the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group, told reporters: “We’re thrilled to announce the return of the Sidmouth Biodiversity Festival following the popularity of last year’s events. One of the main aims of our group is to help people understand and celebrate the rich diversity of wildlife we enjoy in the Sid Valley. The festival gives us the opportunity to offer events over three days where people can explore and enjoy local nature.”

The full festival programme will be launched in the next few weeks, but highlights include:

  • Bat detection walks led by local expert Sarah Butcher
  • Speakers at Kennaway House
  • Author Tom Mustill, who will be talking about his book to mark World Ocean Day
  • Rockpooling
  • Sidmouth Food Forest

Alongside these events, there will be a range of activities to highlight the town’s biodiversity, wildlife walks and a chance to learn more about the River Sid improvements project. The full programme will be available soon, but in the meantime, you can find out more and see the latest information online here.