Wild about Chesil event returns for 2018
Friday 27th July 2018
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is delighted to announce that the FREE Wild About Chesil family fun day, supported by Wessex Water, will be held on Sunday 5th August from 10am – 5pm.
This is the biggest wildlife event of the year for the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre. There will be music from the Dorset Wrecks sea shanty singers, crafts, and an action-packed programme of wildlife activities for the whole family to enjoy, such as the big butterfly count, a shark & ray eggcase hunt, and the chance to meet some moths. Song Bugs will also be performing their new interactive children’s puppet show at the centre at 2pm.
This year we’re delighted that the event is being supported by Wessex Water. Their Community Engagement Manager, Kirsty Scarlett said, “We are delighted to be supporting Dorset Wildlife Trust to help the community celebrate and protect our beautiful coastline. We’re also looking forward to offering everyone free water refills to hydrate and feel great as part of our support from reducing single-use plastics. We can’t wait to go Wild about Chesil!”
DWT’s Centre Assistant and event organiser, Vicky Ashby said, “We can’t wait to share the things we love about Chesil Beach and the Fleet Lagoon with our visitors. There’s such an abundance of wildlife at Chesil, it’s the perfect chance to get up close to wildlife, enjoy some entertainment, have a go at some wildlife crafts and explore the area!”
The Fleet Explorer boat will be sailing at 11.15am, 12.30am, 2pm, 3.15pm & 4.30pm (prices are £6 for children, £8 for adult, group booking discount available) giving visitors the chance to explore the wildlife of the Fleet Lagoon and surrounding areas. Find out prices and how to book here: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/fleetexplorer
Visitors can also enjoy refreshments from the Taste* Café and browse the gift shop and exhibition area in the centre. There is pay & display parking next to the centre and is fully accessible by wheelchair.
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 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 Wild Seas 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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