Something for everyone at Newport Wetlands’Annual Open Day
4 July 2012
Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve’s biggest annual event will take place on Sunday 8 July.
The reserve – which is owned and managed by the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) – will host its free Open Day celebrating 12 years since the reserve was opened, with children’s activities throughout the day, a guided walk and an array of stalls.
Last year saw more than 1,000 people take part in activities such as pond dipping and wall climbing. Conservation charities such as Hedgehog Helpline and Swan Rescue and local organisations such as the Scouts, Girl Guiding and Gwent Ornithological Society, Newport City Council and CCW will have stand displays available on the day.
Jenna Wright Visitor Centre Assistant said: “This is one of our key annual events and we are looking forward again to put on activities to keep our visitors entertained and wanting more! Come rain or shine we’ll have something for everyone.”
CCW Reserve Manager Kevin Dupé said: “The Open Day is a great opportunity for the non-regular visitor to come and visit the reserve to see what we have to offer, the relaxed atmosphere is a great introduction to the unique wildlife we have here on the reserve.”
There will be a free open top bus to the Open Day which will leave Newport Bus Station, Stand 30/31 at 10.30am and 13.30pm. It will leave Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve at 14.05pm and 16.00pm via Ringland, Alway, Beechwood and Newport Bus Station.
The Open Day runs from 11am to 4pm and is jointly organised by the RSPB, Countryside Council for Wales and Newport City Council. For more information about the event, please call the RSPB Newport Wetlands Visitor Centre on 01633 636363.
Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve is owned and managed by the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) in partnership with RSPB Cymru and Newport City Council.
Note 1: Newport Wetlands project is funded by the European Union’s Objective Two programme supported by the Welsh Government and secured via the Newport European Partnership, Newport City Council’s allocation of the Welsh Government’s Local Regeneration Fund, Newport City Council’s Landfill Communities Fund, The Crown Estate, the Environment Agency Wales and Visit Wales. Interpretation at Newport Wetlands has been part-funded by Welsh Power.
The Countryside Council for Wales is an Assembly Government Sponsored Body, working for a better Wales where everyone values and cares for our natural environment. More information about our work is available on www.ccw.gov.uk