WildChild festival

The Wildchild Festival at The Wolseley Centre

Location: Doxey Marshes, Doxey Marshes
ST16 1JR (nearest)
*Just off the A513, Eccleshall Road off Junction 14 on the M6
ST16 1JR ,
Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 1JR
We are having a birthday party to celebrate our 50th anniversary and we would love you to be there! Come along and be transported into a magical world of art and nature.

Supported by the Arts Council England.

Event details

Meeting point

The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0WT


10:00 to 16:30
A static map of The Wildchild Festival at The Wolseley Centre

About the event

Support your local wildlife charity and have a fun day out with all the family! Your ticket will give you access to all of the exciting shows and activities we have on the day!

Step inside the Oakmobile. Be wowed by the adventures of Reynard the Fox in an open air theatre. Watch the storyteller pedal his bow top caravan before settling down to listen to his stories. Get wild and creative with a variety of different activities for all the family. Make a cake at the Great Birdy Bakeoff, get hands on with tools in our Construction Zone and learn some bushcraft skills at our Forest School. Perhaps you’d like to challenge your family to an obstacle course, play in the giant sand pit or get creative with some natural printmaking?

Or have a look around The Market, treat yourself to refreshments at the Orchard Bar and relax in the beautiful grounds of The Wolseley Centre.

These are just some of the immersive treats we have lined up for you at our party. Events and spectacles will be spread across the whole of our nature reserve, in the meadow, beside the lake and on our beautiful Park Bank.

Please visit our Wildchild Festival website for more information and to book!


If no spaces are available and you wish to be added to the waiting list please email GetWild@staffs-wildlife.org.uk 

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Additional booking information

You must pre-book tickets for this event, please see our ticket page for all the information regarding tickets. There are limited tickets so selling out is a possibility. Ticket sales close at midnight on 4th August.

Car parking tickets have SOLD OUT but if you still want to attend the festival, there is public transport available that stops across the road of our Wolseley Centre (Arriva 826 bus from Lichfield to Stafford)

Suitable for

Families, Children

Know before you go


Guide dogs only
Assistant dogs are welcome on site on the day, but please let us know by contacting Alexis on wildchildfestival@staffs-wildlife.org.uk


People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance

What to bring

Please wear suitable clothing - we recommend a hat, scarf and gloves

Parking information

You must book parking for the event if you intend to bring your car. There is limited parking so this may also sell out.


Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Wild Child team
Contact number: 01889 880100