11th October 2016
This half term, the Land Trust’s parks and green spaces will be celebrating the spectacles of the season and highlights of Halloween with a host of events and activities.
Sites across England are making the most of the beauty of autumn and excitement of Halloween to encourage people to get outdoors, have some fun and even learn a new skill.
Autumn and Halloween event highlights include:
• Haunted Halloween Hunt at Beam Parklands, Dagenham, London
Tue 25th Oct, 1-3pm, 3-11yrs, free, booking essential
• Halloween Kids’ Crafts at Fryston Country Trails, Castleford, West Yorkshire
Tue 25th Oct, 1-3pm, 5-12yrs, free, no need to book
• Wildlife Wonder Photography Sessions with Iain Green at Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, London
Wed 26th Oct, 12-2pm or 2-4pm, 8yrs and older, free, no need to book
• Halloween Kids’ Crafts at Frickley Country Park, Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Wed 26th Oct, 10am-12pm, 5-12yrs, free, booking advised
• Halloween at the Avenue Washlands Nature Reserve, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Thu 27th Oct, 3.30-6.30pm, families (kids 3yrs and older), £5, booking essential
• Batty About Halloween at Northumberlandia, Cramlington, Northumberland
Fri 28th Oct, 9.30-11am, 5-12yrs, £5, booking advised
• Halloween at Elba Park, Sunderland
Fri 28th Oct, 10am-12pm, free, no need to book
• Fungi Foray at Canvey Wick Nature Reserve, Canvey Island, Essex
Sat 5th Nov, 10am-12pm, all ages, £3 RSPB members/£4 non-members, booking essential
Regular events also continue, including weekly Health Walks at Liverpool Festival Gardens, Port Sunlight River Park and others, and parkrun every Saturday at Countess of Chester Country Park.
Alan Carter, Director of Portfolio Management at the Land Trust, said: “Autumn is a beautiful season and an incredibly active time of year for all sorts of wildlife. It’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a walk in the crisp air and see the world in action! And with youngsters off school and the magic of Halloween added into the mix, there are also plenty of opportunities for craft activities, games and some bat-spotting. Many sites have organised events, but there’s lots to see and do whenever you visit, so there are all sorts of ways for families to spend quality time together outdoors, have some fun and even get active, all with the beautiful backdrop of nature.”
Being active and outdoors, volunteering, gives me a sense of well-being, as well as satisfaction.
Hannah Bagguley, AB Agri volunteer
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