Travel back to a lost world with Stone Age activities

Deio Gruffydd

Thursday 2 August 2018

RSPB Newport Wetlands will be hosting a series of family activities on the first week of August.

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‘Getting Messy With The Mesolithic - Prehistoric Stone Age Fun Activities’ will be running from 1 - 9 August. The activities will be a brilliant opportunity for children to get a glimpse of prehistoric footprints and fossils, as well as a chance to have a go at building Stone Age pots and mud huts, ‘dino dig’ and casting footprints and fossils. 

The activities take place at the same time as the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol week, where thousands of people will be traveling to the capital from every corner of the country. RSPB staff will be ready to give a warm welcome to visitors whose ventured form the Eisteddfod to look for something a little different to do during the festival.

RSPB Newport Wetlands Manager, Lorraine Leicester said:

“These activities are a brilliant opportunity to learn more about the ancient history of this unique area of wales. Newport Wetlands is full of interesting marks and features that’s thousands of years old, and the place is brimming with amazing wildlife. There is enough to do for all the family, along with the café and shop.

“With the Eisteddfod happening only down the road in Cardiff Bay, these workshops are also a great way to get a short break from the busy capital. Come over to see some of the area’s wonderful wildlife. This time of year, the reserve is full of activity, with butterflies, a variety of different ducks and Canada geese here in their numbers.”

Location: RSPB Newport Wetlands, NP18 2BZ

August dates: 

•Wednesday 1 

•Thursday 2 

•Monday 6 

•Tuesday 7 

•Wednesday 8 

•Thursday 9 

Time: 10.30am – 12.00 and 2pm – 3.30pm 

Price: RSPB members £4.40 / non members £5.50

There will also be Toddlers Prehistoric Stone Age Fun on August 3 and 10, and Binocular and Telescope Weekend on August 4 and 5.

 To book your place, call the reserve on 01633 636363 





For further information, please contact:

Deio Gruffydd, RSPB Cymru Communications Officer, 02920 353007,  

Editor’s notes:

1.The RSPB is the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.

2.‘Getting Messy With The Mesolithic - Prehistoric Stone Age Fun Activities’ is organised jointly with Newport Museum and Art Gallery

Last Updated: Tuesday 28 August 2018

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