Spring has sprung! Get outside this half term with DWT
Tuesday 7th February 2017
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is celebrating the welcome change of the seasons from winter to spring with a host of exciting and adventurous activities for children to get involved with at DWT visitor centres and nature reserves this half term.
First stop is the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, where its celebrating its love for wildlife on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday 14th February from 11am – 3pm. Children are invited to show their love for wildlife and make gifts for the wildlife in your garden. Crafts range from 50p - £3. Children must be accompanied. On Saturday 18th February, take part in the Chesil Challenge from 11am – 1pm. Children can explore a treasure trail inside and outside the centre looking for clues to solve puzzles and Chesil Beach and the Fleet Lagoon.
What's going on at Lorton Meadows in Weymouth...
In Weymouth, take part in the Lorton Meadows nature reserve Caterpillar Kids events, kicking off with ‘Mini Nature Reserves’ on Thursday 16th February from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Explore the woods, meadows and ponds of Lorton Meadows, then create a mini version to take home. On Friday 17th February discover the creatures of the wild Withy Woods, make boggarts for the trees and wood elf puppets to take home. Both events cost £2.50 and include games with the Conservation Officer. Booking essential on 01305 816546. Children must be accompanied.
Woodland themed activties in east Dorset
In east Dorset, get wild with Forest School sessions for accompanied children under 11, on Tuesday 14th February and Thursday 16th February at Upton Country Park from 10am – 12pm. Enjoy woodland themed activities, crafts and games, where kids can interact with nature and learn a little, too. £5 per child. Booking is essential on 01202 692033 or email .
Learn about seals at our seal rescue event!
If you fancy finding out about our marine wildlife, visit the DWT Fine Foundation Marine Centre at Kimmeridge on Wednesday 15th February from 1.30pm – 3.30pm for the seal rescue event: turtle the seal is in trouble! Join our rescue squad and learn how to save her from danger in the sea. £2.50 per child.
Find out more about our events online
To find out more about all DWT events, visit our online events page. For more information about any of our centre’s phone 01305 264620.
Notes to Editor
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 26,500 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.
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