It’s time to get wild with Dorset Wildlife Trust’s first annual Wild About Bridport event this half term. The Bridport Butterfly Bonanza celebrates the amazing wildlife of West Dorset, particularly its beautiful butterflies. With moth traps, guided walks, a samba band and a chance to build a giant butterfly, there will be something to entertain the whole family.
Whats happening at this event?
Catherine Mason, Community Conservation Officer at Dorset Wildlife Trust, said: “This will be a fantastic event - kids are going to really enjoy themselves with all the activities on offer, including face painting and tattoos, butterfly detective trails, and the chance to build a giant butterfly and very hungry caterpillar in the theatre. We also have lots going on for adults, with a stand from Butterfly Conservation, guided walks, local samba band The Magic Drum as well as a moth trap that everyone will enjoy. The climax of the day will be the Grand Butterfly Procession which will be a sight not to be missed!”
The Bridport Butterfly Bonanza is on Saturday 4th June from 10am to 3pm at Bridport Arts Centre and the Community Orchard. The Procession takes place at 2pm and will start from the Arts Centre, following the samba band down to the community orchard. Refreshments will be available, provided by the The Kingcombe Centre, and you will also be able to buy fresh pizza from Jalopy Pizza for a picnic in the orchard.
How can I get involved?
There will also be 2 hands-on public craft workshops in the half term week leading up to the bonanza. These fun-filled events will be a chance to start making the frame for the giant butterfly and very hungry caterpillar- the centrepieces of the Grand Procession. The workshops will be held from 10.30 - 2.30 in the United Church Hall on Saturday 28th May and Thursday 2nd June. They are open drop-in sessions and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
For further information, please contact Catherine Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01300 321329.
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