September 29th, 2016

Youngsters urged to get closer to nature this summer with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Youngsters urged to get closer to nature this summer with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust Youngsters urged to get closer to nature this summer with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Updated: 5:07 pm, Aug 01, 2016

YOUNG people from Bromsgrove and Droitwich can get closer to nature over the school summer holiday thanks to activities organised by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust (WWT).

The charity will be playing its part with events at the National Play Day at the Lickey Hills from 11am to 3pm on Wednesday (August 3), children can get wild about Sanders Park from 11am to 3pm on August 19 and a Don’t Bug Me event takes place between 2pm and 4pm on August 31 at Lower Smite Farm.

The activities are being held encourage children to spend less time in front of a screen and more time outside.

The charity is hoping more families will get out and about to discover the weird and wonderful wildlife on their doorsteps.

Hannah Thomas, engagement officer for the WWT and organiser of the activities, said: “Our events offer the chance to soak up the wonders of our natural environment while having fun finding out a little more about wildlife.”

She added the trust was really looking forward to helping families explore.

Among the activities children will get to have a go at are trails, bug hunts, pond dipping, getting nose to nose with wildlife under a microscope, discovering nature’s colours, crafts and identifying tracks and signs out wildlife.

The events are a mixture of both bookable and drop in sessions and in addition to the hosting of events they will also be helping youngsters. discover more about water voles at Bromsgrove’s Sanders Park.

Many of the activities are free although donations are welcome. The Don’t Bug Me at Lower Smite costs £3.50 per person and places should be booked by calling 01905 754919.

Booking is essential for many of the events.

Check www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/whats-on for more information about each event.

Story by Rebecca Ward

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