Kids Go Wild events are back!

Thu, 22 Jul 2021

East Riding of Yorkshire Council's countryside access team is running the popular Kids Go Wild discovery days once again this summer.

Families can enjoy exploring the brilliant habitats and wildlife on the local nature reserves with the team.

Join in and be assured that you will be kept safe and distanced while enjoying the animal trails, safaris and arty activities. 

The programme of events gets underway on Tuesday, 27 July with a Butterfly Safari at the Humber Bridge Country Park Local Nature Reserve. Spot butterflies on the Big Butterfly Count, follow the Crazy Caterpillar Trail around the meadows, and enjoy making a colourful butterfly with wildlife artist Michele Davy to take home.

On Tuesday, 3 August, join in with the Bumble Bee Safari at Beverley Parks Local Nature Reserve. Come and explore the reserve on a new bee adventure trail. See how many bumble bees and honey bees you can spot pollinating the flowers in the orchard. Discover more about our important buzzing friends, and enjoy making a crafty bee with Michele Davy to take home.

Get creative during the Woodland Art event at Humber Bridge Country Park Local Nature Reserve on Tuesday, 10 August. Explore the woods and meadows of the reserve and show off your artistic skills using natural materials. Be inspired by the world around you, and create your masterpiece under the magnificent trees. You may like to go on a minibeast hunt too, and have a really close look at some beautiful bugs and boggle-eyed beasties! Your woodland art can even feature an imaginative clay creature, with multiple legs and extra long antennae! Tutored by Michele Davy.

Go on a Pond Safari on Tuesday, 17 August at Eastrington Ponds Local Nature Reserve. Discover the creatures living in the pond, take part in pond dipping, and afterwards enjoy environmental art activities with Michele Davy.

If you are a family who love an adventure then join Rusticus on the Magical Kingdom Adventure Trail on Tuesday, 24 August at Humber Bridge Country Park Local Nature Reserve. The fairies are causing mischief and the enchanted trees of the Humber Bridge Country Park need your help. Your journey will take you to the hidden corners of the park where you will follow the clues, enjoy puzzles and activities, and even meet the king and queen of the fairies!

These events are suitable for children, accompanied by adults.

The Butterfly Safari, Bumble Bee Safari, Woodland Art and Pond Safari have staggered start times: 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 1.30pm, 2pm or 2.30pm, as does the Magical Kingdom Adventure Trail: 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 2pm or 2.30pm.

Each event costs £2.50 for children, with accompanying adults free. Booking is essential to keep the numbers attending at a safe limit. Tickets are available at www.bridspa.com/events (select Venue, then Sports, Play & Countryside Events). For enquiries, call: 01482 395320, or email: countrysideaccess@eastriding.gov.uk

More information about the Kids Go Wild events is available at: https://eastridingcoastandcountryside.co.uk/whats-on/

Bev Hylton, senior countryside access officer, said: "We're excited to bring back our Kids Go Wild discovery days after last year's events were sadly cancelled. There's some brilliant wildlife to see on the nature reserves, and we're looking forward to showing you where to spot it and why we think it's amazing. We will be making sure you are kept safe, and hope you have some fun and memorable visits with us during the summer holidays. We look forward to seeing you."

Meanwhile, on Friday, 30 July, the countryside access team is running a What3Words History Trail. Discover Market Weighton history and how it shaped the landscape you'll explore today. Use the What3words app to guide you along this peaceful part of the Yorkshire Wolds Way; picking up clues and completing a quiz as you go. Visit: https://eastridingcoastandcountryside.co.uk/whats-on/ for more information.

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