Secret World Wildlife Rescue has planned a series of events to entertain animal-loving children and their parents this October half-term.
We will be opening our doors for three days during the school holidays and providing lots of fun for children who want to explore autumnal wonders, become wildlife rescue rangers or get up close and personal with wild and deadly creatures.
Samantha Hannay, Head of External Relations at Secret World, said: “Our aim at Secret World is to educate the public at large about our work and the plight of British wild animals. We want to inspire in children and adults alike an understanding and love of wildlife and the countryside.
“By opening our doors for families, we can encourage more people to take positive steps towards wildlife preservation. Hopefully, children will enjoy the crafts and activities we have planned and learn skills they will retain for the rest of their life.
“Visitors will also find out more about Secret World and what it takes to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured wild animals.”
On Tuesday 24th October, the Wild Academy, Secret World’s childrens’ holiday club, will be running two sessions to explore the Wonders of Autumn. They will discover amazing autumn colours, lovely leaves, and how British wildlife is preparing for Winter, through stories, games, crafts and outdoor activities.
On Wednesday 25th October, Nick Wadham and his ever popular Wild and Deadly show returns to Secret World. From snakes and spiders, to beetles and lizards, learn more about these creatures and how they live. For those who are brave enough there will be the chance to handle some of the creatures in between shows. Face painting, crafts and refreshments will also be available.
On Thursday 26th October, the Wild Academy will run another two sessions, this time on how to become a Wildlife Rescue Ranger. Children will get to find out more about the work of Secret World, practice using some rescue equipment and discover what to do if they ever find an animal in need of help.
The Wild Academy sessions run from 9.30am to 11.30am for children aged 5 and under and from 1.30pm to 3.30pm for children aged 6 to 12. The sessions cost £6 per child and are free for the accompanying adult.
The Wild and Deadly show will be on at 10.30am and 2pm and lasts 90 minutes. It costs £2 per child and £4 per adult.
Tickets for all three events can be booked on www.secretworld.org.