Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill, Somerset is encouraging children and their parents to join the charity’s Wild Academy and explore the great outdoors this February half-term.
We are organising a series of interactive workshops on Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th February from 10am until 12 noon to help keep children entertained during the school holidays.
Samantha Hannay, Head of External Relations at Secret World, said: “Parents often struggle to find things for their children to do during half-term, which is one of the reasons why we set up the Secret World Wild Academy.
“It also fits in with our ethos of educating the public at large about our work and the plight of British wild animals. We hope these fun but educational workshops will help children develop a love and appreciation for our amazing native wildlife and teach them valuable preservation skills.
“Visitors will also have the opportunity to find out more about Secret World and what it takes to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured wild animals.”
On Tuesday 13th February, the Wild Academy will be running a Brilliant British Birds workshop. Youngsters will learn which birds to look out for in winter and how to make a bird feeder, which they can take away and use in their garden at home. They will also get the chance to get up close and personal with a British bird of prey!
On Wednesday 14th February, children attending the Winter Wildlife workshop will find out what our wildlife gets up to during the cold winter months, from hibernating hedgehogs to sleepy badgers and juvenile swans. They will also be able to go on a nature walk to hunt for signs of wildlife and make feeders to take home.
On Thursday 15th February, our Education Officer will be inviting children to venture into Millennium Wood for our Tremendous Trees workshop to discover the different types of winter trees, play games and make clay tree spirits. They’ll also plant a tree to provide shade and fruit for the charity’s injured residents.
We welcome all accompanied children to the Wild Academy sessions but these are primarily suitable for children aged 5 to 11 and cost £6 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult who can attend the workshops free of charge.
To book your place please visit www.secretworld.org/events