Take more than just a selfie this February half term on fun family events at the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre on Fairhaven Lake, with something to suit all ages.
Put those camera phones to good use from Saturday 4-Sunday 26 February and help to represent the landscapes and wildlife of the Fylde coast in the RSPB's 2018 Calendar Competition. Families can complete the Fairhaven Photo Trail by following clues to find ideal spots for photo opportunities. Images can then be submitted on the RSPB website to be in with a chance of sharing them across the country and winning a pair of binoculars in this national calendar competition.
Claire Critchley, at RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre said: "We live in a digital age like no other and whilst sometimes this takes away our free time in nature, our photo trail is the perfect opportunity to keep the whole family happy and combine the two. The Fylde has some amazing wildlife and stunning landscapes which we want to share with people up and down the country. Plus photos are a really great way to get out and see our landscapes differently whether it be experimenting with close ups and colours in nature or by snapping a picture of your favourite secret places."
Families are also invited to take part in the 'Minibeast Madness' weekend on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February. Drop-in between 10.30 am-2.30 pm to hunt for minibeasts and then build a bug home to take away.
Get your hands dirty at Wild Wednesday mini den and nest building events on 15 and 22 February. From 2-4 pm RSPB staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you discover what it takes for wildlife to build a home and survive the British weather. Price per child £3 for non members (£2 RSPB members), with booking recommended.
For further information on all the events or to book onto Wild Wednesdays call the Ribble Discovery Centre on 01253 796292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Full details can be found at rspb.org.uk/ribblediscoverycentre
Further information, terms and conditions for the RSPB calendar photographic competition can be found at http://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/community-and-advice/competitions/calendar.aspx