Photos above and below © Sally Welbourn
Dorset Wildlife Trust was a big hit at the Dorset County Show, winning third place in the Best Small Trade Stand competition.
Excellent stands, staff and activities!
The Marquee prize was awarded not only for how well it was set out inside; but for the excellent staff and volunteers manning it and the open and welcoming atmosphere that visitors found inside.
Over the two days approximately 1,600 people visited the tent, enjoying a range of activities being run by staff from the Kingcombe Centre. As expected, ‘Whose Clues’ were particularly popular with parents and children alike, with at least 170 families and groups taking part. In particular Whose Poo and Whose Skull quickly captured the imagination of children.
Local artist features in 'Whose Poo' game
Local artist James Anderson-Barr provided some fantastic artwork for the Whose Poo game, which was then used in the popular badge-making area and also featured on t-shirts given away with membership sign-ups over the weekend.
Both the show-wide Scavenger Hunt and the Forest School area were filled with children enjoying nature creations!
Congratulations also go to the Kingcombe Centre Chef, Peter Thomson, who managed to scoop four awards for his cookery. If you want to see what all the
fuss is about, head to the Kingcombe Centre Cafe and try one of his delicious cakes.
Over the weekend donations to the Trust totalled £400, which will be used to continue to protect and conserves Dorset’s precious and vulnerable wildlife.