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Don’t let the kids drive you wild this half-term

Monday 8th February

Don’t let the kids drive you wild this half-term

If you’re not sure what to do with the kids at half-term, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has a packed programme of events at its Idle Valley Nature Reserve meaning you can have a great day out on your doorstep.

With over 450 hectares of wildlife habitat to explore and great family friendly facilities at the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre, the Idle Valley is an ideal destination. The holidays get off to a flying start with a themed weekend (13th & 14th Feb) all about Spring birds and nest boxes. With drop in activities between 11am – 3pm each day you’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy the delights of the Café which serves a selection of home-made delights overlooking the stunning Belmoor Lake. On Sunday 14th there will also be special Wild Kids sessions between 11am-12pm and 1-2pm for children aged 5 and above (accompanied by an adult) £4 per child. Don’t forget your wellies!

On Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th February there will also be drop-in outdoor activity sessions between 11am-12noon and 1-2pm ( £4 per child) and on Wednesday 17th the reserve will host a special Woodland Workshop for children aged 8-14 years where they can make fires, build shelters, get crafty and creative. £10 per child. 10.30am – 2.30pm. Booking essential.

For those wishing to simply take a walk, perhaps followed by a relaxing drink and a slice of café’s famous home-made cake there are a network of trails, an outdoor wild play area The Rural Learning Centre is open from 10am - 4pm 7 days a week, including Cafe and Wildlife Trust Shop. For further details about any of these events call 01777 713 941.

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