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Free events! Family Fun! The first Sidmouth Biodiversity Festival

  • by JW

“The festival is clearly designed to educate, enthuse and entertain with something for everyone.” [Chris Lockyear, town council chair]


It’s quite an achievement to put together a week-long festival with all-day activities.

Yes, it’s the first Sidmouth Biodiversity Festival!

And it was launched today – fronted by town council chair Chris Lockyear:

“The festival is clearly designed to educate, enthuse and entertain with something for everyone. The importance of biodiversity becomes ever more apparent and I am delighted that Sidmouth can play its part in this national conversation. We already have a rich diversity of wildlife in the Sid Valley and we must ensure we protect that. But I hope the festival will act as a catalyst for all of us to play a role in increasing it still further.”

Sidmouth Biodiversity Festival launched – Sid Valley Biodiversity Group

The week is full of events – most of which are family friendly and all of which are free!

Here’s the full programme:

Sidmouth Biodiversity Festival 2023 – Monday 5 June to Sunday 11 June – Sid Valley Biodiversity Group

And it’s been widely covered in the media – for example:

Enjoy the outdoors at Sidmouth’s first biodiversity festival | Sidmouth Herald

Free children’s events during Sidmouth Biodiversity Festival | Sidmouth Herald

The Donkey Sanctuary to hold events for first Sidmouth Biodiversity Festival | Local News | News | Sidmouth Nub News

First Sidmouth Biodiversity Festival set to get underway | Local News | News | Sidmouth Nub News

Donkeys host free family fun for Sidmouth Biodiversity Festival

Hope to see you down there!