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Prepare for a summer of fun at RSPB Leighton Moss

Last modified: 24 July 2013

Children looking for model bitterns in reedbed, RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve

Discover what lives in the reedbeds at Leighton Moss!

Image: Ben Hall

From helping to build a mansion for a Queen to becoming a nature detective for the day, there are plenty of fun activities to keep families entertained this summer at RSPB Leighton Moss.

With a new event and popular activities planned, the team at the Silverdale nature reserve are offering all ages the chance to enjoy the outdoors and discover more about the wildlife which makes its home at Leighton Moss.

Families are invited to take part in the new ‘Family Wildlife Activity Days’, which include the chance to join scavenger hunts, become nature detectives and have fun with wildlife quizzes, crafts and games. Three ‘Family Wildlife Activity Days’ will run throughout the summer, on Tuesday 30 July, Tuesday 6 August and Tuesday 13 August, from 10.30 am-3 pm. All set off from nearby Holgates Holiday Park in Silverdale and cost £15 per family for non-members and £10 per family for RSPB members.

The ever popular ‘Rita’s Reedbed Rambles’ are not to be missed, taking place on Wednesday 7, 14 and 21 August from 1-3 pm. Rita will take families to explore the amazing woodland and reedbed at Leighton Moss, discovering what a fantastic home it is for nature and taking part in interactive games along the way.

Towards the end of the holidays, on Monday 19 and 26 August, families are encouraged to pop along to ‘Build a Bug Hotel with Ellie’ in a drop-in session between 1-3.30 pm. Those attending will be contributing to the creation of a mini beast mansion fit for the Queen (bee) and discover more about how to help our buggy buddies at home.

Annabel Rushton, Marketing Officer at RSPB Leighton Moss, said: “There’s lots to keep families entertained at Leighton Moss during the summer holidays. Our family activities provide an excellent opportunity for children and grown-ups to gain first-hand experience of the natural world together and discover ideas of how they can create fantastic homes for nature too in their own gardens.”

For more information on events held at Leighton Moss over the summer, visit


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