Wild Intrigue Mini Expeds

Escape routine for a few hours and rewild yourself
by discovering how intriguing your local wildlife really is!
Bamff Beaver Expedition
The perfect rewilding weekend!
Breakfast with Red Squirrels
A breakfast buffet with wild company in the Lake District
Sunset Kittiwake Safari
Discover the Tyne Kittiwakes as the sun sets on the Newcastle-Gateshead skyline
Kittiwakes & Doughnuts
Meet the Urban Seafarers of the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside
Bats & Beers
Local beers and creatures of the night await in Northumberland
Moths & Muffins | Wild Northumbrian
A kaleidoscope of colour awaits in rural Northumberland
Frogs & Flapjacks | Racy Ghyll
Discover the hidden world of life below water
Bats & Brownies | Racy Ghyll
A delicious night of nocturnal nature in the Lake District
Moths & Muffins | Racy Ghyll
Discover the nocturnal pollinators of Racy Ghyll Farm in the Lake District
Pond Rave
Explore the vibrant life hidden below the surface of Gosforth Park Nature Reserve’s ponds… 
Gosforth Nature Reserve Bat Safari
Discover Gosforth Nature Reserve by Night!
Ouseburn Bat Safaris
Eavesdrop on the wild nocturnal residents of Ouseburn, Newcastle
Bats & Pizza Nights
A feast of food and nature in Northumberland
Dawn Chorus Disco
Nature's orchestra meets disco tech in Ouseburn, Newcastle
Picnic in the Meadow | Racy Ghyll
A feast of food and botany at Racy Ghyll Farm, Lake District
The Story of the Tyne Kittiwakes
A night celebrating the Tyne Kittiwakes with Hector Gannet.
Tyne Kittiwake Week
A week of celebration for our Geordie Kittiwakes!
Osprey Watching Cruise
Ospreys & Canapés Cruise
Goats & Gourmet
Mythical beats and exceptional wild dining in Northumberland

What is a Mini Exped?

Wild Intrigue Mini Expeds bring a touch of wildness back into your week. Specially crafted by Wild Intrigue, each event brings the best of northern England’s incredible wildlife, inspiring locations, and delicious treats into a collection of unique, unforgettable experiences.

The hunger for wildlife and local treats in northern England grows each year, meaning Wild Intrigue’s Mini Expeds have flourished into an ever-growing collection of weird and wonderful events, hosted in rural retreats and urban jungles across northern England.

Each Mini Exped is carefully created with nature and people in mind. Nature-friendly landowners, local foodies and local naturalists are an important part of these memorable experiences. Whether you compete to make ‘The Ultimate Stonebaked Pizza” on a Family Bats & Pizza Night, or discover the story behind Newcastle’s urban seafarers on a Kittiwakes & Doughnut Safari; the intrigue of nature is ready and waiting to be discovered on a Wild Intrigue Mini Exped.

Your Mini Exped Key

On each Mini Exped page you will find a Mini Exped Key. This tells you all you need to know, but if you have questions get in touch with Wild Intrigue.

Mini Exped

A glimpse into what to expect on the Mini Exped; such as wildlife that's guaranteed and likely to be seen, any treats that are included and who's made them, and other 'good to know' stuff.


Where the Mini Exped will take place, what urban/ rural habitats to expect, and a brief insight into who manages the land, where appropriate. To respect the privacy of landowners, exact meeting locations will be provided upon booking in some instances.

Accommodation Tips

Mini Expeds don't include accommodation, but who doesn't enjoy a cheeky rewilding break? Here you can find tips on local accommodation, as well as any special accommodation offers that might apply to your Mini Exped (treats!).