New cafe to open at Crickley Hill on Wednesday 3rd August

Wednesday 27th July 2016

Crickley Hill from Barrow Wake (c) GWT/C.Catlin-GrovesCrickley Hill from Barrow Wake (c) GWT/C.Catlin-Groves

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust will be launching the new Café and Education Centre at Crickley Hill, Gloucester GL4 8JY. The launch will coincide with the first Crickley Hill Summer Fun Day of the school holidays, so will be a great occasion for all the family.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust took over the management of Crickley Hill from Gloucestershire County Council in April 2016. Work started on the new Café and Education Centre shortly after. We are delighted to announce that the building will be officially re-opened on Wednesday August 3rd. Crickley Hill is a fascinating place to visit, with a long history dating back to the first Neolithic farmers, intriguing geology, and wonderful wildlife. It is a popular place and the new café and Education Centre will provide an additional facility for visitors.

The refurbishment has been made possible through the generous support of Grundon Waste management, a long-time supporter of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. Andrew Short, Estates Manager at Grundon Waste Management, said: “Crickley Hill is a fantastic public asset and we felt that Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust deserved our wholehearted support to invest and improve the cafe and education centre to benefit the wider community."

Crickley Hill is a fantastic public asset and deserved our wholehearted support to invest and improve the cafe and education centre. Andrew Short, Grundon Waste Management

The café will be open daily and will be serving salads, fresh baguettes, toasted sandwiches, and a range of delicious cakes and ice cream. A range of drinks, including barista coffee, will be available. The café will be open from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.

The Education Centre will be available to schools and youth groups and enquiries should be addressed to Gareth Parry on 01452 383333.

The Summer Fun day on Wednesday August 3rd will start at 11:00 am. All the family are welcome, and should come prepared to be an Eco-warrior for the day. There will be lots of fun things to do, including a quiz trail where you get to learn more about how our waste affects the environment. Temporary tattoos, badge making, wildflower pots, and much more are all on offer too.

The highlight of the day’s activities will be a model-making competition, making Wildlife from Waste. Take along egg boxes and yoghurt pots, and anything else needed, to make bugs and creepy crawlies. Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust staff and volunteers will be on hand to help, and there will be prizes for the best entries.

Entry to Crickley Hill Country Park and the Summer Fun Day event is free, but there will be a small charge for some of the activities.

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