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Family craft day at Wyre Estuary Country Park

Green man sculpture at Wyre Estuary Country Park Published Tuesday, 03 September 2019

It’s national Get Outside Day on Sunday 29 September so why not do just that and come along to the Family Craft Day at Wyre Estuary Country Park.

Hosted by Wyre Council’s rangers the event is open from 11am-3pm and entry is free.

Get Outside Day, organised by Ordnance Survey, is designed to encourage people around the UK to find out what outdoor activities are happening near them, and to get outside and participate.

Suitable for the whole family, the family craft day gives you the chance to discover your creative side with a variety of activities using coppiced wood and other natural materials typical of those found at the park.

Try your hand at bug hotel making, decorating wooden caterpillars and butterflies, bird and bat box making and sand art. You’ll even have the chance to grow your own plants.

Browse the variety of stalls from Wyreside Bees, RSBP and Lancashire Wildlife Trust.

Xplorer, on from 11am-3pm, is the perfect outdoor activity for children and their families. Children will enjoy using a simple map to complete the navigational challenge. They will also enjoy having a go at candy floss making, getting their faces painted and getting up close to animals from Farmer Parrs.

If it’s avian wildlife you’re interested in then join in the estuary birdwatches. There’s two during the day - 10.30am till 11.30am and 1.30pm till 2.30pm.

Also on the day we will be unveiling a brand new sculpture at the park. Created by local wood carver Geoff Whitley, the wooden sculpture, although not green in colour is a face surrounded by leaves, traditionally referred to as a ‘green man’. It is a symbol of rebirth representing the cycle of growth each spring. This eye catching new addition will be in the family area and is a fun addition to this already much loved area of the park; it’s a great photo opportunity for the kids!

While you are there, make the most of the great outdoors with a stroll along the Wyre Estuary, or take the kids to the park to burn of some energy!

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Leisure, Health and Community Engagement Portfolio Holder at Wyre Council, said: “Wyre Estuary Country Park’s family craft day gets more popular year by year. It’s great to see so many people attend and participate in activities.

“This event will be a wonderful way for families to encounter the great things Wyre Estuary Country Park has to offer and enjoy Wyre’s great outdoors.”

Find out more about Wyre Estuary Country Park at www.wyreestuarycountrypark.co.uk

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