With the Christmas countdown underway, get into the festive spirit with special events at the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre at Fairhaven Lake.
On Sunday 4 December the RSPB are inviting visitors to their annual Christmas Fair. Taking place from 10 am-3 pm, the event will host a range of local stall holders from around the Fylde, offering a great selection of unique and handmade gifts to suit family and friends.
For those wanting a break from the Christmas hustle and bustle, a guided walk along the estuary will take place at 11.30 am. Participants will discover more about identifying the different birds and what makes the Ribble Estuary one of the most important sites in the country for them. It costs £3.50 per person (RSPB members £2.50). Warm up afterwards with a mince pie and mulled wine back at the centre.
Claire Critchley, at RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre said: "One of my favourite things about Christmas is the way it brings everyone together. With our Christmas Fair, there's the added feel good factor of helping the RSPB to give nature a home and supporting local Fylde businesses too. We've got something for everyone so bring your family and friends along."
Children can take part in a range of festive activities on offer and Father Christmas will be putting in an appearance to find out who's been good this year! As he is very busy visiting lots of children, his time at the Ribble Discovery Centre is limited so please contact the site for timings. The fair is free entry, but small charges apply to some of the activities.
On Thursday 8 December, visitors are also encouraged to take time out of their busy Christmas schedule to sit back and enjoy the annual festive talk at Ribble Discovery Centre. This year local wildlife photographer Martin Jump, shares a selection of his photographs and stories, showcasing Fylde coasts best and most beautiful wildlife. This event is very popular so booking in advance is essential by phoning 01253 796292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details on these events and more can be found at www.rspb.org.uk/ribblediscoverycentre