Titchwell hopes to turn kid from their WiFi to wildlife

RSPB Titchwell Marsh will be providing children with the opportunity to get hands on with nature this summer.

In an attempt to replace Nintendo with nature, wi-fi with wildlife and cries of boredom with cries of wonder and excitement, the North Norfolk reserve is hosting a variety of activities aimed at children of all ages throughout the summer holidays.

From owl pelleting and pond dipping to craft activities and nature trails, children can learn fascinating facts about the wildlife around them whilst enjoying creative outdoor fun. Gazing at mini-beasts under a microscope, making wildlife wands and learning to recognise the reserve's resident birds (as well as how to cook a meal for them) are just some of the highlights on offer in the family area, which will be open Sundays to Thursdays until August 31.

Last year's family area event at Titchwell Marsh was a huge success, with more than 1,500 children getting closer to nature and excellent feedback from both youngstrs and adults.

One youngster even described it as being 'better than Alton Towers'.

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Visitor officer Dave Hawkins said:'There is no better way to learn than by getting out and trying things first-hand. Taking part in the family area activities will be a fantastic way for children to benefit educationally and step-up for nature whilst still having fun. We hope that it will help to inspire a lifelong love for the natural world.'

Whilst some activities will only be running a few days a week, there will always be a variety of things to see and do. All activities are free apart from pond dipping, which due to limited space costs �3 and must be booked by calling 01485 21077.

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