RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre supports local start ups at Spring Fair

Wednesday 17 May 2017

The RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre at Fairhaven Lake are continuing to champion local businesses and start ups at their annual Spring Fair on Bank Holiday Monday 29 May and are encouraging visitors to come along to support this popular event.

Running from 11 am-3 pm, the Spring Fair offers a variety of stalls selling local crafts along with a range of games, activities and trails for all the family.

Claire Critchley, from the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre said: "The RSPB at Fairhaven Lake has always been a part of the local community with many people visiting us as youngsters and then returning with their own children to take part in our events and activities. Our Spring Fair is all about inviting the community to come and enjoy themselves with some good old fashioned games and discover more about the wonderful wildlife of the Ribble Estuary whilst providing local businesses and craft sellers with a platform to sell their wares and grow their presence."

The Spring Fair is just one of the activities on offer at the Ribble Discovery Centre this half term. On 31 May, Wild Wednesday activities are themed around marvellous mud. Pop along from 2-4 pm to take part in this exciting family activity creating mud pies and mud creatures.

Claire added: "Mud might not sound very appetising to us, but around quarter of a million birds are attracted to the Ribble Estuary every year to feed on the rich variety of shellfish and other small creatures that call the mud home. Kids love getting mucky, so our 'Mudnificent' mud kitchen event encourages families to come and explore this special habitat in a fun, interactive way."

On any day throughout the half term holiday, families can also drop-in from 10 am-4 pm and have a go at the 'Baby Birds' self-led quiz trail to discover more about what chicks eat.

Further details on these events and more can be found at

Last Updated: Tuesday 28 August 2018

Tagged with: Country: England Topic: Birds and wildlife