18th Jan, 2020

'Hooray for Hedgehogs' event heads to Lower Smite Farm

THERE will be plenty of fun activities centring on hedgehogs, worms and wellies this autumn at Lower Smite Farm in between Droitwich and Worcester.

Staff and volunteers from the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust will be running the events, starting with a ‘Hooray for Hedgehogs’ between 10am and midday next Saturday, September 13. Admission is £3.50 and booking is essential.

The sessions are designed as fun ways to help families explore the natural world and discover what they can do to help wildlife at home.

Sadie Carr Simons, the trust’s engagement officer, said: “I love the changing colours at this time of year and there’s nothing better than getting wrapped up and exploring the outdoors.

“As the temperatures drop, though, some of our wildlife have a hard time so as well as exploring the farm and looking for autumn treats, we’ll also be taking a fun look at how we can all do a little bit to help wildlife.”

Hooray for Hedgehogs will allow families to discover more about the prickly garden creatures, including what they eat, where they live and what they need to do to stay safe.

There will also be a Spooky Welly Walk on October 30 from midday to 3pm where admission is £2 per child.

It gives families the chance to explore the farm, searching for pumpkins and collecting autumn treats along the way so they can make a hanging decoration to take home.

And Wonderful Worms will be explored from 1pm to 3pm on November 1 where families will follow a trail and find out why the wriggly characters are so important.

Everyone will also get the chance to make their own wormery at the session which is £3.50 per child. Booking is essential.

Sadie added “These sessions are a great opportunity to get outdoors, breathe in some fresh air and indulge in some screen-free time.

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming families and having fun exploring the farm.”

For more information and to book places, email activities@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or call 01905 754919.

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