CORNWALL Wildlife Trust’s annual wildlife celebration takes on a new look this year with a one-day free festival at Mount Pleasant Eco Park in Porthtowan.

The Wilder Festival is from 12pm to 8pm on Sunday, May 26, and everyone can join in this naturally wild day and celebrate wildlife and wild places with Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

There will be wildlife workshops throughout the day, wildlife advice, foraging, forest school, live music, street food, birds of prey from Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre, bird-ringing demonstrations with the Cornwall BTO, wild art, forest schools, wildlife camera kits and photography activities and even welly-wanging.

Carolyn Cadman, Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s chief executive, said: “We created this festival to celebrate our wildlife, and remind ourselves how important it is. Having a thriving natural environment helps us to be more active, feel less stressed and improves our all-round health.

“I’ll be bringing my young family and hope to explore the coastal Eco-Park as well as trying out some of the wildlife workshops we’re running.”

A highlight will be the fun children’s wildlife parade at 3pm, when the trust will be asking all young visitors to get creative and dress up as any woodland animal or plant, bug or marine creature and parade around thesite in their best wildlife-themed outfit. Face painting and some outfits are available.

There will also be the chance to meet local wildlife celebrities Sophie Pavelle, wildlife presenter and Youth Ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts, who will be showing people how to create media-friendly Instagram stories in the wild, and award-winning film-maker Ian McCarthy, who will be signing his new book.

Sophie, who will also be judging the children’s parade, said: “It's a great way to spend the first Sunday of half-term, with a picnic rug – or umbrella! – friends and family, out in nature – come and say hi."

To find out more visit and follow Cornwall Wildlife Trust on Facebook to see more details about Wilder Festival, which is supported by South West Water.

Entry to the whole event is free and dogs are allowed on leads, with a mini fun dog show for our four-legged friends. Camping and glamping is available. For more details contact Mount Pleasant Eco Park direct via

Mount Pleasant Eco Park has been developed over the past 18 years as a community resource set within 42 acres of organic farmland. The Eco Park is a venue for many events and also provides high quality workspace for businesses and organic growing space for locals.