Week­end wildlife event for fam­i­lies

Loughborough Echo - - LETTERS -

LOUGH­BOR­OUGH Nat­u­ral­ists’ Club and Le­ices­ter­shire and Rut­land Or­nitho­log­i­cal So­ci­ety are join­ing forces with the Bradgate Park Trust to cel­e­brate the rich wildlife of Bradgate Park and Le­ices­ter­shire.

This free fam­ily-friendly event takes place on the mead­ows by the Deer Barn Tea­rooms and Vis­i­tor Cen­tre the week­end of Satur­day and Sun­day, June 16 and 17.

Be­tween 10am and 4pm there will be a wealth of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­for­ma­tion and dis­plays about wildlife, na­ture, the en­vi­ron­ment and the great out­doors. Nat­u­ral his­tory and con­ser­va­tion groups from across the county will be join­ing the day, with stalls rais­ing aware­ness of the work they do.

This year, thanks to sup­port from the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund, it will be big­ger than ever with two mar­quees and a photo and art­work ex­hi­bi­tion in the Meet­ing Room above the Park’s Vis­i­tor Cen­tre. The week­end will also be cel­e­brat­ing cre­ative in­spi­ra­tion that the na­tion­ally im­por­tant land­scape and wildlife of Bradgate Park pro­vides, with po­etry read­ings and pho­tog­ra­phy walks.

Through­out the two days will be many other var­ied at­trac­tions and op­por­tu­ni­ties for every­one of all ages to join in with and ex­plore the won­ders of the nat­u­ral her­itage of the area. Lo­cal ex­perts will be run­ning ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren and adults alike, with guided walks ex­plor­ing wild flow­ers, birds, drag­on­flies, but­ter­flies and moths.

Car park­ing charges ap­ply Pay and Dis­play on the day of £4 (cash only) which is for the full day at the Park. The event is mid­way be­tween the Hall­gates (Crop­ston) and New­town Lin­ford car parks.

■ A free fam­ily fo­cussed wildlife week­end is com­ing to Bradgate Park.

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