Going wild for summer

Tuesday 6th August 2019

Children in woodland (c) Matthew RobertsChildren in woodland (c) Matthew Roberts

Families have got the chance to go wild in Worcester and Droitwich during the summer holidays.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust are running a series of Wild on Wednesdays activities to help children and their parents explore the wonders of our natural world.

Sadie Carr Simons, organiser of the event for the Trust, explained “We’ve had a great summer weather-wise, so far, so this is the perfect chance to get outside and see what wildlife we share our gardens, parks and green spaces with.

“Whether it’s searching for bugs and beetles or learning how to make seedbombs, we’re sure that families will have great fun at our events.”

Bug hunting takes place at Lower Smite Farm, between Worcester and Droitwich Spa, on Wednesday 14th August. Families can spend an afternoon sweep netting, log rolling and bug hunting in the meadow and woodland to see what amazing insects and perfect pollinators can be found on the farm.

Bug hunting and seedbomb making takes place at Droitwich Community Woods, Ombersley Way, on Wednesday 21st August. The team will have hay to spread that is rich in wildflower seeds and families are invited to create a nectar-rich patch of wildflowers to benefit local wildlife.

Squeeze out the last bit of summer holiday fun with Woodland Fun at Lower Smite Farm, between Worcester and Droitwich Spa, on Wednesday 28th August with games, nature craft, den building, marshmallow toasting, pond dipping and more.

All activities take place between 11am and 2pm and are free to attend. No booking is necessary.

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

Droitwich Community Woods are situated on Ombersley Road, Droitwich.