Puffins up for grabs at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Monday 22 August 2016

During August Bank Holiday weekend, visitors to RSPB Bempton Cliffs will be given a chance to 'hook-a-puffin', in a twist on the traditional fairground game, at the nature reserve's summer fete.

From 25 to 31 August, there will be all the fun of a traditional village fair on the cliff tops, just outside Bridlington, with lots of games and activities for a fun family day out. A face painter will also be on hand to turn the cheekiest of chops into a colourful puffin or a beautiful butterfly.

Jess Mortimer, Visitor Experience Assistant at Bempton Cliffs, said: "The team has been really busy making lots of games. We'll have a coin toss with prizes of chocolate fish, and a Hoopla stall, which is proving really popular with our staff and volunteers - it's quite addictive.

"The team has even managed to make the hoops eco-friendly by creating them from willow shoots that have been bent into rings and bound with twine."

Extra supplies of ice-cream are also on the cards and the catering team has got everything for a picnic - including blankets to borrow - for when little tummies start to rumble.

Jess added: "We'd like to encourage as many people as possible to come along and have a go. It's all set to be a really fun day. We already have our first special guest lined up - Mrs P, the reserve's Puffin mascot, will definitely be joining in the fun."

RSPB Bempton Cliffs runs a busy programme of events and activities throughout the year, and is supported by National Lottery players to transform the reserve into an internationally important wildlife tourism destination, which can be enjoyed by all.

The Summer Fete will run from 25-31 August. Normal admission charges apply: £3.50 adult, £1.50 child, £8.50 family (2 adults, 2 children). RSPB members are free. There may be small additional charges for some activities.

For more information, visit rspb.org.uk/bemptoncliffs or like the Facebook page: RSPB North Yorks & East Riding.

Last Updated: Tuesday 28 August 2018

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