RSPB’s Summer of Seaside Fun at Fairhaven Lake

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Have fun and get up close to nature at Fairhaven Lake, with the RSPB's summer of seaside fun - a mixture of wildlife themed activities.

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. Join in with a minibeast hunt on 26 July to discover more about our smallest residents. On 9 and 30 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).

Other Wild Wednesday events include exploring the sand dunes on 16 August and a guided wildlife photography walk on 23 August, teaching participants how to capture the Ribble's amazing landscapes.

Claire Critchley, Visitor and Learning Officer at RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre said: "School holidays are all about having fun with the family so help yours to make lifelong memories with our exciting, hands-on activities. Whether you are into birds or bats, shells or taking family snaps we have an activity for you."

All the Wild Wednesday events take place between 2-4 pm and participants will need to dress for the outdoors.

In addition to Wild Wednesday activities, make the most of staying up late in the school holidays with a guided bat walk on Saturday 12 August, 8 pm. Lots of bats make their home down by the water, search them out using special bat detectors. This event costs £7 per person (RSPB members £5).

Seaside snap is also back by popular demand. This self-led trail is available 10am-4pm everyday except Mondays and involves scavenging the shoreline for the creatures pictured on the collection box.

Details on these events and more can be found at For further information or to book call the Ribble Discovery Centre on 01253 796292.

Last Updated: Tuesday 28 August 2018

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