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Last modified: 22 October 2013
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This autumn half-term, RSPB Middleton Lakes nature reserve are hosting three days of spooky fun in the run up to Halloween.
On Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 October there will be many hands-on activities including making bird feeders, bug hotels, spooky face masks and scavenger hunts.
The nature reserve will be giving out tips on how to feed and give a home to visiting winter wildlife in the colder months ahead.
On Thursday, the Eve of All Hallows, there will be helping hands to get families ready for Halloween by carving pumpkins and creating creepy crawly feeders.
The fun starts each day at 11am and runs until 3pm. Booking is not necessary. There will be a charge of £6 per pumpkin but everything else will be free.
Chris Edwards, spokesperson from the RSPB says: “We shall be making spooky bird feeders, creating freaky faces and scary masks as well as inviting guests to wander around our enchanted woodland.
“Discover impish tree ladders, giant spider webs and fairy houses before building your very own magical home for wildlife!”
Nature in the UK is in trouble and some of our more familiar garden species are amongst those suffering serious declines. We can all help by giving nature a home where we live.
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