It's the great outdoors - indoors!
Last modified: 01 August 2012
As the summer holidays begin and the skies remain grey, all is not lost at RSPB Old Moor. Despite the heavy flooding that the reserve has suffered in the past few weeks staff and volunteers have the reserve all ready for the start of their summer activities.
A story telling marquee has been erected to create a shelter from both the sun and the rain where families can listen to tales and songs of wildlife and wonder. The classroom is open every weekday for art and craft activities, and wildlife enthusiasts will be leading Thinkbombs! - Interactive wildlife talks and games exploring the secrets of nature.
For those who are happy to don their wellies and macs there is the ever popular Wild Wednesdays with pond dipping and bug hunting galore. At weekends activity backpacks and pond dipping kits are available to hire for quieter, self guided family time on the reserve.
Liane Holdsworth, the visitor experience officer said “We’re so excited about our summer programme this year. We want to show people that it’s fun to explore the great outdoor whatever the weather, and rain doesn’t stop play here at Old Moor.”
If the weather does hot up there are 150 acres of glorious nature reserve to explore. If it doesn’t, Old Moor is still an amazing place to enjoy - after all, who can resist splashing about in muddy puddles?
Activity days are Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm throughout the school holidays. There is no charge for the activities, but our reserve entry fee applies.
For more details visit the website www.rspb.org.uk/oldmoor or call the visitor centre on 01226 751593.
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