Wild Wednesdays at New Forest Reptile Centre
Last modified: 27 July 2012
Excitement is building at The New Forest Reptile Centre as the school summer holidays arrive. For the first time the Date with Nature in the New Forest is offering special creative activities for children on Wednesdays, throughout August.
Inspired by the wildlife and nature found in The New Forest, these Wild Wednesdays are free for children to take part in. They will be packed full of fun and creativity.
They will be run by staff and volunteers from The Forestry Commission, The New Forest National Park Authority, and The RSPB.
Dr Therasa Paul, information officer with the RSPB said: "I am so looking forward to this opportunity to engage children in a creative way with the wildlife of the New Forest. I'm sure they will enjoy themselves and learn a bit more about wildlife at the same time."
Forestry Commission Ranger Richard Daponte said: “The Reptile Centre is a great place to see a little bit of everything the New Forest has to offer in terms of wildlife and habitats. Whether it’s the live amphibians or reptiles, or the 'show and tell' of natural objects, the Wild Wednesdays will bring the forest alive for the whole family.”
Gillie Hayball, Lead Ranger, New Forest National Park Authority said: “Wild Wednesdays will be a great opportunity to come and enjoy the New Forest and discover why it’s such a special place for nature. With hands on activities, quizzes and trails come and join us for a fun day out in the Forest!”
The activities will run from 10.30am until 4pm. No booking necessary. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult though. The dates are 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August.
For more information contact: The RSPB on 01273 775333.
A Date with Nature in the New Forest is a partnership project between the RSPB, the New Forest National Park Authority, the Forestry Commission and Carnyx Wild.