SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER!
Thursday 26th July 2012
Katherine Walker and her daughters Daisy and Polly have a picnic!
Local charity, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is urging families to get out and about and explore the hidden treasures of the Forest of Dean with your family this summer.
With six weeks of school holiday’s to fill and with many parents feeling the pinch, this summer is the perfect opportunity for families to discover dragonflies at Wigpool Common, birds of prey at New Fancy, glow worms at Dark Hill, and much, much more.
I know how hard it can be to keep children entertained throughout the holidays
Rosie Kelsall, Forest of Dean Wildlife Officer said: “As a parent, I know how hard it can be to keep children entertained throughout the holidays. There is so much to enjoy in this beautiful part of the county, and best of all, it’s free!”
There is so much to enjoy in this beautiful part of the county, and best of all, it’s free
As part of the Trust’s Forest of Dean Living Landscape Programme, four FREE leaflets have been created to encourage not only residents and local people, but those further afield to visit this spectacular place. From taking a short stroll with a picnic in hand, to an eight mile ramble in the woods there’s something suitable for everyone.
The four leaflets that are available are:
‘Where to see Wildlife in the Forest of Dean’ – 12 specific places to see wildlife throughout the seasons.
‘Woorgreens nature reserve’ – Circular walk around this special nature reserve.
To receive your FREE leaflets, call 01452 383333, or take part in a Trust event in the Forest of Dean.
The Trust’s Forest of Dean Living Landscape Programme - which has received funding from the Forest of Dean Local Action Group (LAG), part of the RDPE programme for England - aims to engage with local communities and visitors to the area. Please visit the Local Action website to find out more about funding opportunities for your community.