Hedgehogs need space to roam. © Tom Marshall

Discover Hedgehogs - SustFest19

Location: Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary, Batford, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Fully booked
Learn about the fascinating lives of hedgehogs and get up close to a rescue hog...[**fully booked** more dates all through the summer]

Event details


2pm - 3pm
A static map of Discover Hedgehogs - SustFest19

About the event

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are delighted to be working in partnership with Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary to offer this introduction to hedgehogs event.

Learn basic hedgehog facts – where they live, what they eat, the problems facing hedgehogs and why they’re in decline.  Receive practical advice about how to help hedgehogs in your garden.  Find out about basic hedgehog care and handling.

Meet a rescue hog (if one is available and happy to be handled) and see where they are being nursed back to health before being released.

This workshop is aimed at families - we are also offering adult-only workshops all through the spring and summer.

Please note these are special organised events/visits and Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary is not open to the general public.

Proceeds from this event will be split between the Trust and Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary.

This event is being offered as part of Sustainable St Albans Festival 2019.



£8 for adults (over 16)
£6 for children

Suitable for adults and children aged 6-16. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Suitable for

Families, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


Access is over uneven grass

Wheelchair access

Possible with a rugged wheelchair