River Gade, Gt Gaddesden

(c) Emma Matthars

Big Wild Weekend - 30 Days Wild/Gordon Beningfield

Location: Gt Gaddesden, Piper's Hill, Gt Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, HP1 3BY
As part of 30 Days Wild and the Gordon Beningfield celebration the Trust is holding a Big Wild Weekend along the River Gade water meadows at Great Gaddesden.

Event details


10.30am - 4pm
A static map of Big Wild Weekend - 30 Days Wild/Gordon Beningfield

About the event

Come along for free activites!

The weekend will include wildlife activities and family fun.

  • Flower Festival celebrating Beningfield’s English Countryside at St John the Baptist Church. The church will be open to the public 10.30-4.30 on Saturday and 11.45-4.30pm on Sunday (Please note there will be a church service at 10.30am on Sunday morning.)
  • Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust 30 Days Wild– activities and family fun exploring the wildlife of the River Gade water meadows. Learn to sketch wildlife with artist Martin Gibbons.
  • Guided walks by the Water End & Upper Gade Valley Conservation Society – a walk will leave from the churchyard each day at 2pm. Sign-up on the day in the gazebo in the churchyard; walks will be 1-1.5 hours, highlighting the local wildlife and landscape much loved by Gordon Beningfield; each walk will end up back at the church where cream teas are being served.
  • Redbourn Museum and Pitstone Rural Life Museum will be taking part doing small displays on rural life.




Suitable for

Families, Children, Adults

Know before you go


On a lead

Wheelchair access

Uneven pathway from car park to church

Parking information

Free parking in Wyevale overflow car park and opposite field


Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

This event is kindly supported by Wyevale Garden Centre Hemel Hempstead.