Every year Puffin Post magazine, part of Puffin Books, sends competition winners on a visit to Bempton Cliffs.
This time round it was the turn of Thomas Gee, Abi Westwood, Kylah Jacobs and their families travelled from Sheffield, Penrith and Cambridge to join the RSPB team on a VIP tour of the reserve. Together with family members, they enjoyed a day out exploring, discovering and getting up-close and personal with the seabirds.
After a picnic lunch in the marquee, RSPB volunteer and seabird expert, Allan Dawson, showed the inquisitive youngsters around helping them spot those all important puffins amongst the 200,000 of seabirds that make their home on the towering chalk cliffs:
‘The children were full of questions and great fun to be with. It’s terrific to see the birds here through their eyes and to experience their joy and wonder'.
And did they manage to see real puffins instead of the paperback versions? Certainly did. So the clever prize winners can tick that one off their ‘To Do’ list.
Photographer Dominic Turner recorded the day in pictures so the children have more than happy memories of their special day.
Tom enjoys a stroll across the reserve
Abi searches for puffins