Weekend wildlife event for families
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.