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Invite to explore natural world

Families are invited to get out and explore Saltholme during the school summer holidays

Families are invited to get out and explore Saltholme during the school summer holidays

A NATURE reserve says it has lots going on for visitors during the summer.

RSPB Saltholme, near Billingham, is offering a full programme of activities with a different them each week. And each theme will give visitors the chance to try a variety of activities.

Caroline Found, visitor experience manager, said: “Summer is all about getting out and enjoying the great outdoors, and what better place than here?

“We’ll be offering everyone the opportunity to connect with nature, either through the range of activities we’re offering, or if you prefer, there’s plenty of opportunity to explore the reserve by yourself.”

Among the themes for the school holidays are birds, bees and butterflies for which visitors can make insect feeders.

Other themes are plants when Saltholme will uncover the useful side of nettles, and dragons and damsels, with a fantastic discovery trail.

The subject of the First World War will explain about camouflage in nature while there will be miniature safaris during Minibeasts week and a look below the surface of Saltholme’s pools in Water World week.

All activities are drop-in sessions and do not require booking.

Caroline added: “Some of the activities will be things that people may remember doing as a child, such as making daisy chains and hunting for insects, while some might be completely new.”

But everything has been designed to encourage visitors to rediscover the natural world.

For further information, visit www.rspb.org.uk/saltholme or call the visitor centre on (01642) 546625.

 

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