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Go Wild this Summer with new activity packs

Published on Thursday, July 30, 2020

A girl with a magnifying glass looking at a caterpillar. Copyright Jon Hawkins

NEW activity packs created by a local wildlife trust have been produced to help children explore nature on their doorstep over the summer.

In partnership with Leicester City Council, Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust has produced a series of ‘Go Wild this Summer’ downloadable activity packs crammed full of nature exploring ideas.

Aimed at 2-12 year olds in Leicester city, the free packs include wildlife exploring activities, nature inspired crafts, wildlife spotter sheets and lots more to get families exploring outdoors in their garden, local city park or green space.

Each week there is a different theme: Become a Wildlife Explorer; Minibeasts; Nature’s Colours and Terrific Trees. You can download then print at home, or use on a mobile device. Any additional activity resources needed are low-cost, natural or recycled items.

Rachel Ibbotson, education officer at Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, said “Many people will have been spending time outside in their local parks during lockdown. We hope this August families will discover more about nature close to home, right here in Leicester, with our new Go Wild this Summer activity packs.”

Complete eight of the activities during August and gain a Wildlife Watch Hedgehog Award certificate. Wildlife Watch is Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust’s junior branch.

Leicester has 130 parks and open spaces across the city. To find out more, visit www.leicester.gov.uk/parks

To get your free activity pack sent to your inbox each Monday morning in August, go to www.lrwt.org.uk/go-wild-summer

Please remember to follow current Government social distancing guidance whilst taking part in these activities – more information is at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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Image: (C) Jon Hawkins