When: 18th & 20th February 2014
Where: Dorset Wildlife Trust, The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 0EQ
£: The House of Birds event costs £5 per child and the Forest Friends event costs £3 per child.
What is it?
Young people are being encouraged to ‘go wild’ this February half term with some ‘free range’ children’s activities at The Kingcombe Centre, part of Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve in Toller Porcorum, Dorset.
Children between the age of six and 13, along with their younger and older siblings will be welcome to come along and make a bird’s nest box for their garden and create a forest friend out of natural materials found on the nature reserve.
House the Birds, which is being run as part of National Nest Box Week to raise awareness of the depleting number of natural habitats will take place on Tuesday 18th February from 10am to 12pm. Children will have the chance to learn about the importance of a safe and warm habitat for birds while making their very own nest box to take home.
Back by popular demand, Forest Friends which will run on Thursday 20th February from 10am to 12pm is a great activity for children encouraging them to spend time outside in completely natural surroundings. Collecting for example, twigs, teasel and leaves from hedgerows, woodland and meadows, children will gather supplies to conjure up and create their very own woodland character.
The Kingcombe Café will be open from 10am – 4pm, with tea, coffee and light refreshments on offer for adults, as well as a lunch menu with plenty of home-grown, locally sourced and home-cooked food from 12pm.
More info: To book a place on the half term events please contact The Kingcombe Centre by phoning 01300 321 409 or by visiting www.kingcombe.org.