Events in King’s Lynn, Hunstanton and Sutton Bridge to help children learn more about The Wash

Children are being invited to learn more about The Wash at three events being held during their Easter break.

Natural England is running events in King's Lynn, Hunstanton and Sutton Bridge to teach children of all ages about the wildlife in the bay and the large estuary.

The first event, next Tuesday, will see youngsters get the chance to learn about the birds that visit and use The Wash and then make and design their own 'bird kite'.

The event will begin at 10.30am and participants are being asked to meet at discovery centre at The Green Quay, King's Lynn.

A similar session is being run at the same time the following Tuesday but youngsters are being asked to meet at the East Lighthouse car park, near Sutton Bridge. Both events are free but organisers have said booking is essential.

Then on Saturday, April 16, families will be able to go on a special Easter egg hunt looking for shark egg cases, also known as mermaid's purses.

Natural England has said the free event is an ideal opportunity for the local community to assist in the conservation of sharks, skates and rays.

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The hunt for shark egg cases will start at 10.30am and families are being asked to meet on the Hunstanton promenade, opposite the sailing club.

Sonia Reveley, Natural England's community outreach adviser for The Wash, said: 'Our reserve is home to a wide range of living things including some that are unusual or which require special protection. These events are a great opportunity to introduce young people to nature.'

For more information, call Ms Reveley on 07920295237.

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