families invited to Secret World half-term activity days
World Wildlife Rescue Centre
near Burnham-On-Sea is encouraging children and their parents to
join the charitys Wild Academy and explore the great outdoors
this February half-term.
charity, based in East Huntspill, has organised 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.
Hannay at Secret World, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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
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
will also have the opportunity to find out more about Secret World
and what it takes to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured wild
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!
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.
Thursday 15th February, Secret Worlds Education Officer will
be inviting children to venture into Millennium Wood to discover
the different types of winter trees, play games and make clay tree
spirits. Theyll also plant a tree to provide shade and fruit
for the charitys injured residents.
charity welcomes all accompanied children to the Wild Academy sessions
but these are primarily suitable for children aged five to 11 and
cost £6 per child.
children must be accompanied by an adult who can attend the workshops
free of charge.