Liven up your school holidays with a summer of fun at Fairhaven Lake

Friday 22 July 2016

The RSPB and Lancashire Wildlife Trust are teaming up for a summer of outdoor fun for all the family at Fairhaven Lake.

This school holiday families are invited to the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre, by Fairhaven Lake to make Wednesday's wild! A whole host of activities are on offer with the theme changing each week. On 27 July and 17 August, try the unique experience of mud dipping on the Ribble estuary, discovering all manner of creatures that live in the mud. This event costs £5 per child (RSPB members £3).

On Wednesday 3 August get creative with 'Flower Power' craft activities and on 24 August, participants can turn detective on a 'Magnificent Minibeasts' bug hunt. Both cost £1 per child.

Families can also discover more about marine and coastal wildlife on a 'Beach Bonanza', taking place on Wednesday 10 and 31 August. This event is free but booking is essential by phoning Lancashire Wildlife Trust on 07860954290.

Claire Critchley, Visitor and Learning Officer at RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre said: "We're passionate about encouraging families to explore together outdoors. Whatever the weather this summer, make your Wednesday's wild by getting up close to nature and trying something different on one of our exciting events."

Fairhaven Lake is right on the Ribble estuary - one of the most important coastal sites in the UK, due to the huge variety of wildlife that calls it home.

Amy Bradshaw, of Lancashire Wildlife Trust said: "These events provide the perfect opportunity to spend some time on the coast this summer. Unfortunately there is currently a lack of awareness about the importance of our 'Living Seas' and the threats upon them. We aim to engage and inspire people through our events to help them learn and connect with the Fylde coastline. We believe that once people value their local coastal environment they will be more inspired to take action in support of marine conservation and want to protect it for the future".

All the Wednesday events take place between 2-4 pm and participants will need to dress for the outdoors. For more information call the Ribble Discovery Centre on 01253 796292 or email Further details on these events and more can be found at

Last Updated: Tuesday 28 August 2018

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