This event forms part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund project Flat Holm – A Walk Through Time

Date and Time
Date(s) - September 19, 2022 - September 23, 2022
12:30 am - 4:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to experience living and working on an island? Now is your chance!

Whether you are looking for a career in nature conservation or simply wanting a holiday with a difference where you can “give something back” this is a unique opportunity to:

  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Learn new skills
  • Experience island life
  • Make a difference

During this four night stay you will get to live and work on Flat Holm Island – a jewel in the Bristol Channel, steeped in history and rich in wildlife as recently featured on BBC’s Countryfile show. Working alongside our island warden team you will get to:

  • Carry out vital nature conservation tasks such as scrub clearance to help our nesting gulls
  • Contribute to wildlife surveys like our regular slow-worm count
  • Help restore and maintain heritage buildings
  • Assist with our visitor tours

You can expect to work as a team for around 5 – 6 hours each day but there will be plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying the island under your own steam.

In addition, you will have island experiences that day visitors do not get – camp out under the stars, see the lights of the Bristol Channel cities and ships at night, experience panoramic views of the island’s fantastic sunsets while you sit round the campfire…and for the “early birds” the sunrises can be amazing!

Follow in the footsteps of St Cadoc and recharge your batteries with a few days of a simpler lifestyle in the natural retreat of the island.


You will be camping so will need to bring your own small tent, sleeping bag and mat, however you will be able to cook, eat, and relax in the comfort of our converted farmhouse building which has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen. There is also a small pub on the island for relaxing in the evenings. You will need to bring your own food, outdoor clothing, and personal items. Please note that due to restricted space in the boat you should try and keep kit to a minimum – further details will be sent on request.

19th – 23rd September 2022
Boat leaves Cardiff Bay at 12:30 on Monday 19th and returns to Cardiff Bay 16:30 on Friday 23rd.

£150 – this includes your return boat trip from Cardiff Bay to the island, camping and landing fees, and all activities supervised by our island staff.


Mae’r ddogfen hon ar gael yn Gymraeg/ This document is available in Welsh.

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September 19, 2022 12:30 am.

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