Free Wild Play Sessions offer urban wildlife experiences for families

Wednesday 30th March 2016

newt on minibeast huntWild Play Sessions

Minibeast hunting and butterfly and bees days feature this holiday in The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country’s popular wild play sessions.

Thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery these free activities will bring hundreds more families face to face with urban wildlife at The Trust’s EcoPark in Small Heath. The activities can also help youngsters to win a Wildlife Watch hedgehog award and build a lifelong love of nature.

Education Officer for The Wildlife Trust, Guy Belding, said: “The feedback we’ve had from previous school holiday programmes shows how much local people value these opportunities, so we’re delighted that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are making it possible to offer even more this year.

“Outdoor learning and play should be part of children’s lives as much as possible because it makes them happier, healthier, more confident and able to solve problems on their own. Running these sessions with families gives the parents more confidence in letting their kids play outside and engage with nature, so, as well as being fun, it’s really important.”

Minibeast hunting sessions will be running Thursday 31st March and Friday 1st April, while the butterflies and bees sessions will be the following week 7th and 8th April. All sessions run from 10am to 3pm, there is no need to book and you can turn up at any time at EcoPark, 258a Hob Moor Rd, Small Heath, B10 9HH. However, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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