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Family Kittiwakes & Doughnuts

1st July 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

NEW for 2023! This year we are delighted to launch a brand new Family Kittiwakes & Doughnuts experience, the perfect urban wild escape for those with younger children (aged 12 and under).

Get ready for an exciting Quayside Kittiwake Safari with Wild Intrigue, where you will be guided on an adventure over bridges and under towers to discover Kittiwakes raising their beautiful chicks on their city cliff edges.

After spending time with the Tyne Kittiwakes, and finding out all their incredible winter journey on the wild open ocean, we’ll settle in surrounded by their wild calls to read John Miles’ wonderful children’s book Kitty the Toon. Surrounded by the quayside’s incredible architecture, which features in this illustrated book, we’ll almost become characters in the book itself!

Of course you will have sweet treats to enjoy during the storytelling, provided by a legendary North East bakery. Unfortunately we are unable to providethis year due to their exciting bakery refurbishment.

Once your adventure is complete you will be handed a copy of Kitty the Toon to take home with you, letting you bring the wildness of the Tyne Kittiwakes and memories of the morning home to continue your family’s discovery of the Tyne Kittiwakes.

Unsure whether this is the right wildlife experience for you and your family? Feel free to get in touch for some advice!

The Tyne Kittiwakes are the most inland breeding colony of the Red Listed Black-legged Kittiwake in the world, and are an intriguing and important part of our urban and natural heritage. All profits from Wild Intrigue’s 2023 Kittiwakes & Doughnuts experiences will contribute to supporting the Tyne Kittiwakes.

This experience is part of Wild Intrigue’s programme of events for Tyne Kittiwake Week, a celebration of our urban seafarers.

Hosted in Newcastle-upon-Tyne | 29th June – 4th July 2023. View the full programme here


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South Shore Road
Gateshead, Gateshead NE8 3BA United Kingdom
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