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Children going 'Wild About Life' this summer at Bristol's newest nature reserve

Posted: Friday 7th August 2015 by WildSchools

Childrens holiday club bristol Wild About Life Holiday Club (c) Kate Marsh

Bennett's Patch and White's Paddock, located on the Portway in the stunning Avon Gorge has been transformed into a nature reserve over the past year. This summer, children are making the most of getting outdoors by exploring Bristol's newest nature reserve at our 'Wild About Life' holiday club.

Children have been investigating the different habitats found at the reserve to discover the wildlife that lives there; having spotted slow worms, frogs, newts and countless caterpillars and crickets!

They have helped to encourage more wildlife to the site, by starting off the construction of a giant 'minibeast palace' using reclaimed pallets and natural materials found at the reserve, which will continue to grow throughout the summer...

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They have also been getting creative with arts and crafts including making jewellery from elder, creating flags using natural dyes - making the most of the abundance of blackberries at the reserve - and creating clay 'blobsters'.


And no day at the 'Wild About Life' holiday club would be complete without making hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows over a woodland fire...


The holiday club, led by Avon Wildlife Trust's experienced tutors, will be running throughout the summer, with spaces still available on 12th, 13th, 20th, 26th and 27th August. One parent contacted us to say "Wow, the kids absolutely loved it and ...want to come back every day!!"

So what better way to get your children outdoors, having fun and enjoying nature this summer? For more information or to book a place click here.  


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Comments

    It's great to see Bennett's Patch and White's Paddock full of life! 

    Friday 7th August 2015
    by clairedavey

It's great to see Bennett's Patch and White's Paddock full of life! 

Friday 7th August 2015
by clairedavey