Have a wild time at Thameside Nature Park

ESSEX Wildlife Trust is hosting a ‘WILD’ children’s festival at their Thurrock Thameside Nature Park on Saturday 17 August, in order to educate and enthral children about wildlife and nature.

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The day will be full of activities from 10.30am – 5.30pm, including giant bubble blowing on the roof, music making, nature tots free play area, face painting, under the sea workshops, a beach combing experience and making a plastic rubbish sculpture. There will also be food and drink stalls and a picnic area.

In addition, there will be a range of workshops available throughout the day that can be booked in advance. These 45 minute workshops will run at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm, for a donation of £3.50 each.

Workshops include:

Fire lighting and cooking
Pewter smelting
Slime making
Potions and spells
Flying fish windsock
Rockpool creatures

Laura Harvey, Outdoor Learning Manager at Essex Wildlife Trust, says: “We are so excited to be hosting our first children’s nature festival. We want to make sure children in Essex are still learning about wildlife and engaging with their local nature and we want to encourage them in the most fun ways possible! Thurrock Thameside Nature Park is a great place for the whole family too – there is so much to see and do, it’s going to be a really fantastic day out!”

Tickets are £5 per child with accompanying adults going free and can be booked online. All donations raise vital funds for Essex Wildlife Trust, protecting the wildlife and wild places throughout Essex.

To find out more and book your tickets visit www.essexwt.org.uk/wildfest

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