Monday, 13 August 2012

Summer Holiday Fun at the Heath!

Finally the warm weather has graced us with it's presence at Knettishall and the new events programme is well under way. With at least one family drop-in session a week as well as two taster sessions of Junior Rangers - there has been plenty to encourage visiting families to take part in outdoor activities and discover the reserve.

Our family drop-in sessions run monthly outside of the school holidays and have now been running every Sunday accompanied by the odd Thursday session throughout August. The aim of these sessions is to provide a point of information and education for all ages, and each one is themed differently. Running 2 - 4pm families or anyone seeking extra information can just drop in throughout the two hours; past activities have included minibeast hunting and making natural art objects (below right). The next session takes place on Sunday 5th August and will look at Animal Olympians around the reserve.

The summer has also seen the launch of two taster sessions of Junior Rangers, aimed at 6 - 12 year olds specifically to get young people involved in the natural world. The first session on Thursday 2nd August kickstarted with fun team building activities and summer spotter games. The second takes place on Thursday 16th August 10.30am - 12.30pm and will be an introduction to river dipping. Junior Rangers is free and will then run monthly all year round. For more information on the events schedule at Knettishall either contact Samantha Gay at or visit the facebook page for regular events updates at

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