Thursday, 9 February 2012

Half term activities at Wildwood - limited space available




Half term is nearly here!

February half term at Wildwood


The February Half Term is just around the corner and spring is on it's way (we hope!) – so don't forget we have lots of exciting events at Wildwood throughout the week with fun storytelling and craft activities, as well as free talks and feeds every day around the park.

There are still a limited number of spaces available for our storytelling and craft events - so book now to avoid disapointment!


Sping opening hours: From Saturday 1th Feb our opening hours will be 10am - 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)

Every day – FREE animal talks and feeds around the park.
Check the What's On board on arrival for the day's talks and feeds.

Saturday 11th Feb- Official opening of the new Ken West Aviary
The aviary will be opened by local MP; Sir Roger Gale, and Wildwood's founding chairman; Ken West, after which the centre is named in recognition of his continued support for the Wildwood Trust and his exceptional work to protect the wildlife of Kent.

The new aviary replaces Wildwood's old Sea Bird enclosure which was the brainchild of Ken West but was badly damaged by last year's heavy snow. The new enclosure will hold rescued breeding waders and other rare seabirds. At 33 metres long and 9 metres high, the huge new aviary is the largest enclosure of its kind in Kent and has been designed and constructed to a very high standard by Wildwood's Ranger and Keeper teams to create a unique exhibit that will inspire and educate visitors to Wildwood for years to come. The official opening will be at the new aviary (next to the fallow dear enclosure) at 12pm).

Monday 13th Feb - Animal Stories & Shadow Puppets
Enjoy wonderful animal stories told with shadow puppets followed by a fun craft session to make your own to take home. 2-3.30pm. Min age 7yrs. £2 per person (one adult free per family). Must book.

Tuesday 14th Feb - Mask Making Fun for Under 7's
Story telling and cute animal mask making especially for little ones. With craft session to make your own animal masks to take home. 2-3.30pm. Max age 7yrs. £2 per person (one adult free per family). Must book.

Wednesday 15th Feb - A Frog's Tale - Storytelling and crafts
An exciting session of frog and pond storytelling, story making and crafts with author Jacqueline Nicoll and illustrator Pam Rees.  Hear wonderful stories and make your own crafts to take home. 2 sessions: 10.30am - 11.30am & 12pm - 1pm. Suitable for 2-12yrs. £2 per person (one adult free per family). Must book.

Thursday 16th Feb - Back-to-front Fairy Tales
Think you know fairytales? Think again! This exciting storytelling event turns fairytales on their heads with new versions of old classics and crafts to make and take home.
2pm - 3.30pm. £2 per person (one adult free per family). Must book.

Craft sessions cost £2 per person, one adult free per family (membership or entry fees must be paid by all attending). Please check listings for age restrictions and times.

To book any activity call the Wildwood office on 01227 712 111 - please note that spaces are limited!


Many thanks

The Wildwood Team


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