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Wonders of the Wetlands! (with Handmade Parade)
We're partnering with community events specialist home - Handmade Parade again to bring you a fabulous evening celebrating our wonderful wetland wildlife! This time, across two evenings!
Explore and interact with a trail of giant artworks and lots of smaller art created at community and family workshops. Meet our huge avocet puppet, gaze up at owl stilt walkers, say hello to our kingfisher "Ripples" and watch out for a brand new commissioned heron skulking about the paths. Enjoy crafts, pond dipping, bring a picnic and get your face painted!
Included in your ticket is parking, reserve entry and crafts. Children under 5 are free :)
Light refreshments and drinks and face painting by SHellen Face Painting are available to buy at the event.
Get Involved and get creative! Artwork for the event will be made at family and community workshops.
Families: Your family might like join workshops in the couple of weeks before the event to make fish, birds, dragonflies, waterlilies..... Look our for events nearer the time.
Community groups: Your group might like a creative workshop with the RSPB and Handmade Parade or to collect packs from Old Moor to get creative and return the creations to the reserve for Wonders of the Wetlands.
If you're part of a group who would like to be involved, get in touch with Fran at Handmade Parade, firstname.lastname@example.org and say you're interested in the RSPB project!
RSPB Old Moor is South Yorkshire’s best kept secret: a place to spot some wonderful nature, explore and discover with the kids or just walk around in peace and quiet. There’s lots to do as a family with our new sensory garden, our playground, wild play areas and pond dipping (Easter to October). Or, discover a hidden gem away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy nature and take a breather; you could even try our Natural Wellbeing trail. Stop off at the café for hot food, cake and enjoy a hot drink with a view on our balcony with stunning views across the reserve. Our shop sells a fantastic range of gifts for all ages, wrapping paper and cards and wildlife care products so you can create a nature haven in your own outdoor space and join us in giving nature a home.
Car parking is free.
Accessibility: Old Moor is on the Trans-Pennine Trail so is very accessible locally via foot or bike. Our paths are wheelchair and pushchair friendly and we have mobility scooters available to pre-book for your visit. We have accessible toilets and baby changing facilities. Dogs on a lead are welcome within the courtyard but we ask that they don't go inside buildings or onto the wider reserve. Thanks for your understanding.
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