Families can join in the fun to become Junior Wetland Rangers on Saturdays at WWT (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust) Castle Espie during the summer holidays. Follow in the footsteps of real wetland rangers and help with their daily mission to save wetland nature.

Pick up a FREE trail card and set off for a full day of discovery and adventure and learn how to care for and protect our beautiful wetlands with a wide variety of wetland ranger activities including:

  • Meeting our feathered friends on a tour of the ‘close encounters’ area with one of our Keepers. Discover what it takes to look after our ducks and geese, find out about the hatching process and explore eggs from a range of different species.
  • Having fun at our role play area! Grab a mini broom, shovel or wheelbarrow and have a go at ‘ranger activities’. Plus find out more from our team about how we keep our feathered friends safe and healthy.
  • Make a recycled paper plant pot in the sensory garden and plant it with seeds to take home and watch it blossom.

Pre-booking for activities is recommended as spaces are limited to 30 people per session. To reserve a space please call the centre on 02891 874146.

This is a free activity so is included with normal admission or free for WWT members.

Alex Hall, one of WWT’s real life wetland rangers, said:

“I love being a wetland ranger for WWT and helping to care for and protect our amazing wetland wildlife. We thought families would welcome the chance to experience what it’s like to be a ranger through special fun-packed, mini adventures, which include activities that I do as part of my day to day job. Hopefully, we’ll also inspire some of our younger visitors to become the wetland rangers of the future, helping to create a world where healthy wetland nature thrives and enriches lives.”

Find out more: https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/castle-espie/whats-on/junior-wetland-rangers-2024

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