The Trust’s popular Forest Schools and Nature Tots activities will be run for families at the Moore Nature Reserve. WildPlay sessions will also be organised during school holidays to give children the perfect excuse to leave technology behind and step outdoors.
The WildPlay sessions, which start during May half-term, are aimed at children up to 13 years and are designed to encourage children to explore the natural world through exciting activities such as making feeders for birds, pond dipping, building dens, playing environmental games, experimenting with natural art, and searching for colourful creepy crawlies.
“We were delighted to receive funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery to support our work in Warrington,” said Jan Shone, People and Wildlife Team Leader, at Cheshire Wildlife Trust. “We have successfully run these groups in other areas of Cheshire, so it is great to get the opportunity to take these activities into a new region. In a world where technology is at children’s fingertips from a very young age it is vital that we encourage them to appreciate their outside environment. Our fun events are a great way to achieve this.”