Families and wildlife-lovers will be flocking to Secret World Wildlife Rescue, near Burnham-On-Sea, this Bank Holiday weekend for a unique opportunity to get up close to British wildlife.
The summer months are always the busiest at Secret World and the team has taken in more than 500 injured and orphaned wild animals over the past 30 days alone, and monthly admissions are expected to double in July.
At the centre’s Beaks and Squeaks weekend, which runs from 28-30 May, visitors can see some of the birds being cared for, find out what to do if you find a bird that seems to be in trouble, and learn how to support birds in the area.
Event organiser Jeremy Duxbury says: “We get hundreds of calls every month from people asking us how to care for wildlife. At Beaks and Squeaks we want to give people the opportunity to find out what they can do to help, and the chance to see some of our fascinating native wildlife up close. People of all ages love coming face to face with the tiny harvest mice, lovable hedgehogs and our impressive resident owls!”
“We’re opening our doors to the public for just three special weekends this year. Beaks and Squeaks is the second of our open weekends and we’re looking forward to welcoming people to our rural site for a truly unique experience.”
Beaks and Squeaks opens daily from 10am to 4pm from Saturday 28th to Monday 30th May, with a special late afternoon session of jazz and cream teas extending to 7pm on Sunday 29th May.
During the daytime visitors can enjoy wildlife talks, family activities, craft stalls and delicious food. Entry is free but donations are very welcome, as Secret World relies on the generosity of visitors and supporters to continue their work to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured birds and other wildlife. All day parking is £1 per vehicle.
Secret World Wildlife Rescue is located at New Road, East Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 3PZ.