Reblogged: Every child needs to find their wild side #30DaysWild — Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Have you been going wild this June?

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We’ve been making an effort each day to share a wild view, video, idea or activity on our twitter feed. It’s all part of the Wildlife Trusts ’30 Days Wild’ Campaign. It fits so nicely with our own ideas of getting outdoors, enjoying and conserving nature. Like Katie explains in her blog (below) it is incredibly important for our children to experience the outdoors.

 

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I feel very lucky that as a child I was encouraged to play outside by my parents, no matter what the weather. I’ve had those times where I got so engrossed in trying to catch a stickleback fish, I got my brand new shoes so wet and muddy they were unsalvageable. I can’t say my parents were happy for the messy shoes but they definitely saw the value in the outdoors. […]

Read the rest of Katie T’s blog and find out why Every child needs to find their wild side #30DaysWild —on  Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Blog

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#EggsEverywhere at Charlecote Park

Our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts will be taking place over the Easter holiday weekend again this year. Running on 25 – 28 March from 11am – 4pm.

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We can’t wait to see you all this Spring. The flowers are starting to bloom, the car parking team are ready in their hi-vis vests and the chocolate is stocked up in a super-secret and secure location.

Families who complete their hunt here at Charlecote, between Good Friday and Easter Monday, will be rewarded with a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat at the end. What’s more, you’ll be able to enjoy your treat knowing that every single Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is support our work* right here at Charlecote.

Normal admission applies – a grounds ticket is all that’s needed to join the Easter fun – plus £2.50 per hunt map.
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A plea to parents, school teachers, nurseries and families…

Couldn’t put it much better ourselves…

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Copyright Emma Richmond (WWT) Copyright Emma Richmond (WWT)

Walking through the park after running one of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s children’s activities, a little girl of about 8 or 9 came down the path on her scooter making every effort to ride through the puddles, which were so large after recent rainfall that they consumed half of the pathway! Muddy water splashed all over her cream tights and I paused in anticipation of an angry parent shouting. All I heard instead was the girl’s screams of joy and a male blackbird practising his tuneful song, almost as if congratulating her. As the girl reached my view I saw that she was head to toe in mud with tribal mud face paint.

Mudbath anyone? Copyright Vicky Page (WWT) Mudbath anyone? Copyright Vicky Page (WWT)

With muddy hands, you can take on the world... Copyright Vicky Page (WWT) With muddy hands, you can take on the world… Copyright Vicky Page (WWT)

I reminisced to my childhood, growing up in the suburbs. As a child I knew all…

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