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Hedgehog Helper Morning

  • Hedgehogs in a Hat
  • Hedgehog rescue visit
    Help at a wildlife rescue
  • Hoglets in August
  • Help save baby hedgehogs with GoodDayOut
    Saving baby hedgehogs in Mid Wales
  • Be a helper in a wildlife rescue
    Help hoglets survive to be reintroduced to the wild
  • Feeding a baby hoglet
Duration: 3 hours
Cause: Howey Hedgehog Rescue
  • Help care for sick or injured hogs & hoglets
  • See how a Rescue operates
  • Learn about wildlife welfare
  • Conservation in action

The Good Day Out

Help hedgehogs and have a hands-on experience for wildlife lovers in a working animal rescue with the founders of Howey Hedgehog Rescue.
This fascinating and enjoyable morning involves cleaning, feeding, washing up after, exercising and maybe even bathing the hedgehogs. Learn about medication and correct feeding and also the conservation process of slow careful release back into the wild. At certain times of the year, orphaned hoglets (babies) are admitted and will need first aid treatment and syringe feeding.
The hogs are now about to hibernate, so new dates for 2018 will be posted early next year for you to be able to book from early May to early October. Small groups can request their own special morning. Open dated vouchers make great gifts for nature lovers - just book below.

Food Included: No
Hands On Level: High
Fitness Level Required: Low

Undated voucher

Need to Know

The workings of a rescue are unpredictable, and sometimes very sick or injured patients are admitted. Occasionally the death of a hedgehog has to be faced. Any visitors that feel they cannot cope can be kept away from the sickest animals, but it is part of wildlife rescue. You will not only be working near and with the hedgehogs, but also cleaning their cages and feed bowls which is a daily necessity. The hedgehogs and especially as hoglets are not house trained and can be smelly! Appropriate handling gloves and overalls if necessary will be provided, but please wear sensible clothing with flat shoes. The rescue is not normally open to the public and is not a zoo, so please be prepared for an informal but professionally run environment in the founders' private home. Children over 5 years old are welcome, but must be well supervised by a paying adult at all times as hedgehogs are timid creatures and easily frightened by loud noise & sharp movements. Regrettably there is no wheelchair access and spectators cannot be accommodated. Please contact Good Day Out with any queries about this experience and availability of dates, as the Rescue is usually busy helping sick patients.

The Good Cause

Howey Hedgehog Rescue

All Good Day Out activities and adventures help a good cause in some way. In this instance Howey Hedgehog Rescue is the beneficiary. The Rescue began in 2008 caring for hedgehogs in Mid Powys and is not funded and relies entirely on donations to stay afloat. As keen conservationists, the rescue's ethos is to rehabilitate hedgehogs and safely release them where possible back into the wild. Please contact Good Day Out about any queries regarding this experience day as the Rescue is usually busy helping sick and injured animals.

Reviews

Hi Julia thanks for organising a wonderful morning for us,we loved it and found it very informative,I wish all schools could learn fact from the fiction and pass on the knowledge of basic care and conservation.I certainly will tell people the most important facts to know when you find a poorly hedgehog and warn of the dangers and threats to these wonderful creatures we must all do more to conserve and keep them thriving as part of our wonderful British Isles. Kindest regards Tamsin and Paul.
Tamsin & Paul - October 17
Thank you for a wonderful morning, it was really good fun! Reuben couldn't stop talking about it all the way home. I mean that - every part of it (exhausting...) Thank you again!!
Kate
What a fabulous way to spend a morning.
Western Mail Weekend
Re the Hedgehog Helper morning on 11th April, I just wanted to say thank you for arranging and please pass on our thanks to Elaine and Nigel. They were fantastic hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our time at the rescue. It is inspirational to see how they have dedicated their lives to helping hedgehogs and we both learnt so much from them.
Lindsay
My mum went and thoroughly enjoyed herself. She learnt alot and found Nigel and Elaine very friendly and accommodating.
Bethan - July 2015