Spooky Spells Welly Walk

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Bats fly past and pond life bubbles

Families are invited to get into the Halloween spirit and cook up a spooky spell this half-term.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is opening its gates to families wishing to take part in its Spooky Spells Welly Walk on Monday 28th October. Children and parents can discover more about the natural world as they follow a trail around Lower Smite Farm looking for ingredients to complete their spells.

Sadie Carr Simons, organiser of the event, explained “Although autumnal colours are beautiful, we all need a bit of an excuse to pull on our coats and wellies and head outside at this time of year.”

“We’re encouraging families to come and discover conkers, acorns and other autumn treasures of the natural world.  Children will have wands that they can turn into a wonderful autumn decoration to take home and feed the birds.

“Whilst it’s not compulsory, we’d love everyone to get into the spooky spirit and we’re looking forward to seeing what Halloween costumes arrive at the farm.”

This is a great chance to get some fresh air, grab some screen-free time and enjoy our farm, which is great for wildlife.

The trail will lead families through the Trust’s wildlife garden, orchard and woodland to a pond.  On the way, children will have to look for leaves, pine cones, conkers, burdock and more.

As well as learning more about autumn wildlife along the trail, there will be craft activities to get involved with so that everyone has something to take home that will help wildlife on their patch.

Spooky Spells Welly Walk is aimed at 4 to 11 year olds and take place at Lower Smite Farm, between Worcester and Droitwich Spa between 11am and 3pm on Monday 28th October.

The event costs £2 per child and there is plenty of on-site parking.

Lower Smite Farm is a working mixed farm that is also the headquarters of the Trust.  It is farmed in a wildlife-friendly way and has garden that’s managed primarily for wildlife.