Going wild for half-term

Monday 20th May 2019

Children looking (c) Ross Hoddinott/2020VISIONChildren looking (c) Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Charm a worm, spot a bird, hunt a bug and chase a butterfly.

Families are being challenged to complete 30 wild activities at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s Lower Smite Farm this half-term.

Wild activities - go barefoot (c) Lucy WoodThe local wildlife charity is inviting families to follow its self-guided trail to see how many of its 30 challenges they can complete. The event is timed to coincide with the launch of this year’s 30 Days Wild – a challenge for everyone to make nature part of their lives every day throughout June.

Sadie Carr Simons, organiser of the event for the Trust, explained “This is a great opportunity for all the family to have some fun – exploring nature for the children and recapturing childhood excitement for the not-so-little.

“From cloud spotting to wild I-spy, listening to bird song to gazing into a pond, following a bee around our garden to walking barefoot, there are so many things in the natural world that delight children of all ages.”

The trail and activities are available between 11am and 3pm on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st May. It costs just £2 per child and there is no need to book.

The trail will take in some of Lower Smite Farm’s wildlife-friendly features including the wildlife garden, ponds, orchard, meadow and small woodland.

Sadie added “We hope that the trail will inspire people to do more wild things at home and to give wildlife space in their own gardens and patches.

Wild activities - jumping in puddles (c) Sadie Carr Simons“30 Days Wild is a great excuse to make a start in doing this. Last year almost 800 people signed up across Worcestershire – from families and schools to grown-ups and grandparents. You’re never too old to go wild and research is showing that we feel healthier and happier for it.”

Lower Smite Farm is situated off the A4538 near Martin Hussingtree, between Worcester and Droitwich Spa.

To sign up for 30 Days Wild visit www.wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild