When you think of spring, you might think of daffodils, butterflies and blossom, but what about mermaids’ purses, seashells and sand? This Easter Holiday Dorset Wildlife Trust is inviting you to join them in a week of marine themed events to celebrate the coming of summer and the amazing marine wildlife that Dorset is home to.
Glass bottom kayaking, underwater goggle viewers and a marine themed Easter egg hunt
A host of events over the Easter period will allow you to explore your local sealife like never before, from glass bottom kayaking and underwater goggle viewers to a marine themed Easter egg hunt along the shores of Kimmeridge Bay. Wildlife to be revealed as you explore the coast could include snakelocks anemones, broad-clawed porcelain crabs and the beautiful corkwing wrasse. You can also discover the wild world of our seas in Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Fine Foundation Marine Centre, where you can see and learn about real wildlife from Kimmeridge Bay in the new aquarium tanks and displays, supported by The Wildlife Trusts, Dorset Coastal Cottages and the Oliver Morland Charitable Trust.
It’s an opportunity not to be missed
Julie Hatcher, Marine Awareness Officer for Dorset Wildlife Trust said “Spring is a wonderful time to get down on the seashore when the seaweeds are in their most vivid colours and lots of creatures are building nests and laying eggs just like on land! It’s an opportunity not to be missed.”
The Easter glass bottomed kayak safari at Kimmeridge will take place on Tuesday 3rd April 10.30am, 12 noon or 1.30pm. This 2 hour session will include a trip around Kimmeridge Bay with a qualified kayak instructor looking at the colourful spring wildlife under the sea. This event must be booked in advance. £25 per person. 12+ yr olds only. Max. 6 people per session.
The Easter eggcase hunts will take place at Worbarrow Bay on Thursday 5th 1pm till 2.30pm and Tuesday 10th April at Kimmeridge Bay from 2pm till 3.30pm. There is a charge of £2 per person.
From 1st April, The Fine Foundation Marine Centre is open 10.30am to 5pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and weekends plus Tuesday to Sunday during school holidays. To book or for more information please call the Marine Centre on 01929 481044, or click here for our events
Notes to Editor
For more information please contact Julie Hatcher at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01929 481044.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.
Mermaids purse - David Kilbey
Fine Foundation Marine Centre - Nicky Hoar