28th Jun, 2017

Children can get closer to nature with the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Droitwich Editorial 19th Jul, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

CHILDREN across Worcestershire have no reason to stay at home or get bored this summer.

The Worcestershire Wildlife Trust has organised a series of events aimed at getting children to explore the natural world around them.

The holiday fun kicks off on July 22 at Lower Smite Farm from 2pm till 4pm where children will start with ‘Wild about Wildlife Gardening.’

Other events taking place at this venue are Wild about Dragonflies and Damselflies (July 29), Wild about Grasshoppers and Crickets (Aug 5), Wild about Conservation (Aug 12), Wild about Our Senses (Aug 19) and Wild about Food (Aug 26).

Engagement Officer for the Trust Hannah Thomas, said: “It’s a chance to spend some time together and get outside – an astonishing number of children don’t usually get to do this and this summer is the perfect time to start.”

The team will also be running drop-in free activities in Gheluvelt Park (Worcester) and Lickey Hills Country Park between 11am and 4pm on July 31 and on August 14.

Hannah added: “We hope our activities will encourage families to start discovering what’s in their own gardens and neighbourhoods.”

All the Wild about activities at Lower Smite Farm will cost £3.50 per child and will run for two hours. Early bookings are essential and can be made by calling 01905 754919.