Celebrate Dippy at Kingcombe Meadows this Easter
Tuesday 27th March 2018
This Easter, Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) has some ‘roar-some’ events lined up for families to enjoy in our visitors centres and nature reserves across Dorset.
On Thursday 5th April (10-4pm) The Kingcombe Centre is celebrating the arrival of Dippy the Diplodocus in Dorset with a dinosaur-themed day, including a treasure hunt looking for hidden Dippy's amongst our wildflower meadows. There will also be dippy snacks in the Kingcombe Tea Room, and a life- size dippy skull and other fossil displays. This is a free event with free parking at the Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum. www.kingcombe.org.
Over in east Dorset, children and adults can get hands-on with wildlife at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society* (BNSS) open day and wildlife garden workshop on Saturday 14th April from 10am-4pm. The Great Heath Living Landscape team will be in the garden which is a haven for wildlife in urban Bournemouth, with activities for adults and children. Entry is £3 per adult and £2 per child (under 5 free). The museum is open for exploring the fossil collection, the Egyptian collection & astronomy section.
The Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre in Kimmeridge is holding a ‘SharkStuff Live’ day on Saturday 14th April from 11am – 5pm, to join the experts and learn about sharks in Dorset and beyond. Enjoy presentations, a live demonstration dissection, displays, then it's out onto the beach for a beach clean to remove litter which can be deadly to sharks and other marine wildlife. For more information & booking: 01929 481044. Talk & dissection £3 per adult, £2 per child.
On Friday 30th March at The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre join us from 11am – 12.30pm for the Great Chesil Beach Eggcase Hunt – an egg hunt with a twist! Find out what a mermaid keeps in her purse and help search for shark and ray eggcases – perhaps there will be some of the chocolate variety! Meet at the Chesil Beach Centre, £2 per child.
At Lorton Meadows in Weymouth, join the Lorton Eggsplorers Trail on Friday 30th March from 10.30 - 4pm. Collect a trail guide from the Conservation Centre and hunt for clues (30-45 mins) around the reserve to find out about the local wildlife and solve a mystery. There's also an edible prize for those who complete it! £2 per child. For more details phone 01305 816546.
For more information about all our events, click here.
Notes to Editor
*Bournemouth Natural Science Society, 39 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3NS.
All children attending DWT events must be accompanied by an adult.
The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0EQ, phone 01300 320684 for more information and to book. Visit www.kingcombe.org to explore courses and accommodation at the Kingcombe Centre.
Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve, Lorton Lane, Upwey, Weymouth, DT3 5QH. Phone 01305 816546. The reserve can be muddy, so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather. Toilets, parking, cycle racks, tea/coffee machine, wildlife gifts and guides available. For more information visit www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/lorton.
The Chesil Beach Centre, halfway along the causeway between Weymouth and Portland, Portland Road, Portland, DT4 9XE. Phone 01305 206191. www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/chesilbeach
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
Working for a secure future for Dorset’s wildlife enriching the quality of life
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 27,000 members and 44 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve and the Kingcombe Centre, Brownsea Island Nature Reserve, The Fine Foundation Marine Centre 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. Dorset Wildlife Trust registered charity number: 200222.
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