To start the year on a good footing, we're asking you donate your unwanted, worn-out wellies to help us celebrate ‘Welly Season’ in style.

From green gardener’s wellies or trendy festival wellies to pink with polka dot wellies, you can bring your old pairs to us, where we will put them to good use for ‘Welly Season’. Running from mid-January to the end of March, we will be delivering a season of welly-related activities for all the family to get involved in.

Maybe Santa brought you a brand new shiny pair of wellies for Christmas, but you don’t know what to do with your old ones – well, bring them to us and we’ll show you how to put them to good use.

Donated wellies will be transformed into miniature gardens or bird feeders, and staff and volunteers at the sites will be on hand to show visitors what to do.

On our reserve, we wear wellies to carry out lots of different work on a daily basis. But there’s also a lot of fun to be had with them, from jumping in puddles to decorating them with glitter and paint.

Visitors will be able to ‘Bling their Boots’, and the reserves will be providing craft materials for people wanting to decorate their wellies on site. They will then be encouraged to share pictures of their wellies on the RSPB Burton Mere Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/RspbBurtonMereWetlands.

The reserve will also be running a special ‘Wardens Welly Walk’ event on Saturday 19 January, which offers a unique chance to go behind the scenes to find out all about how the wetland habitats are managed.

There are plenty of activities planned throughout the season which will excite all the family, from welly quiz trails to welly walks for pushchair pushers, and there may even be a spot of welly wanging.

Anyone wanting to donate their old wellies can take them along to their local RSPB nature reserve. For more information, visit www.rspb.org.uk/burtonmerewetlands.