Events & Courses

Care Courses & Talks

Introduction to Hedgehogs

Saturday 29 April 2023

at Redgrave & Lopham Fen National Nature Reserve, 10am to 3pm

Saturday 14 October 2023

at Foxburrow Nature Reserve, 10am to 3pm

This is a day course with Suffolk Wildlife Trust giving participants a chance to learn about the history of hedgehogs, their ecology and what you can do in your garden to help.

“The feedback was great! Everyone clearly loved it, and interestingly, several commented on how fascinating they had found the history side of things, so well done you for all your hard work.” Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Level One - Caring for Hedgehogs in the Community

Saturday 25 November 2023 | £50

A one day certificated course which includes:

Training outline:

  • 9.00 am – 9.30 am: Arrival and refreshments
  • 9.30 am: Five freedoms and basic law Hedgehog Ecology
  • 11.00 am: Coffee break
  • 11.30 am Hedgehog Ecology continued
  • 12.30 pm: Handling and weighing
  • 1.30 to 2.00 pm: Lunch
  • 2.00 to 3 pm: Physical appearance, some indicators of sickness
  • 3.00 to 4.00 pm garden design for hedgehogs
  • 4.15 pm: Certification
  • 4.30 pm: Close

Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lunch. There will be an opportunity to visit and work within the rescue at this course.

Intermediate Hedgehog Course

Dates TBC

Currently run in association with Suffolk Wildlife Trust as part of their adult learning programme.

This one day course will further your understanding of the most common problems faced by hedgehogs in the wild such as lungworm, ringworm, etc. It will also give you some advice about how you can work with your vet/ local rescue to help the hedgehog.

There will be an opportunity for some basic microscopy work.

This course is ideally suited to anyone that wants to further their knowledge about these wonderful creatures and may be interested in overwintering them or helping them further.

Basic Hedgehog Care

Currently run in association with Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

This course is a day course suitable for anyone who would like to know more about hedgehogs, and what we can do to help them.

The course also looks at how to tell if a hedgehog is sick and some basic things you can do to help.

Dates TBC

Courses & Talks for Children & Families


Bespoke course ideal for school groups
Age: 8-16
Price: £200

This course is aimed at children between 8 and 16 and is a one day course. The course includes three power point presentations and lots of practical fun. Subjects covered are: ecology, basic anatomy, food webs, and hibernation. Participants get a chance to either design a garden for a hedgehog or make an ideal hedgehog home using natural materials. 

This course can also be divided into separate talks of shorter lengths.


45 minute talk
Price: A minimum of £50 plus donations of kitchen roll to help us out with our hogspital supplies.

A hogtastic 45 minute talk which includes time for questions.

This talk includes; what a hedgehog eats, where it might live, what hibernation involves and what the children can do to help in their gardens. 

It is suitable for all primary ages.

Bespoke Courses​

Bespoke courses for schools, colleges, universities & local community groups

We are happy to discuss your needs with you, and will organise bespoke courses. Details of what we can offer are available on request.

We have provided bespoke courses for Easton & Otley College degree students and other educational establishments, as well as schools, WEA and Guides/Scout groups.

What schools say about our courses