Go wild at half-term

Go wild: Brockholes nature reserve
Go wild: Brockholes nature reserve
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Half-term is the time to go wild at Brockholes – with birds of prey, a scavenger hunt and den building just some of the highlights.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust Nature reserve is playing host to a variety of exciting and educational nature based events.

The raptures appear at Wild about: Birds of Prey on February 24 between 11am and 3pm).

Cuerden Birds of Prey will be displaying a selection of their majestic birds and owls, while Brockholes will be running a series of related drop- in activities, the majority of which will be free.

If you have children aged eight to 14 who want a real adventure during the school break, then try the Wildside Holiday Club on February 20 and 21, between 9.30am and 4pm.

Activities include shelter making, fire lighting, woodland games, outdoor art and much more.

There is also pre and post sessions between 8.30am and 9.30am and 4.00pm and 5.30pm.

The ever popular Wild Families events will return during half term too.

On February 22 it’s the Photo Scavenger Hunt between 2pm and 4pm), which is a great chance to get out on the reserve where you have to find and photograph everything on a list.

The following day, between 2pm and 4pm, is the Wild Families: Den Village event.

The challenge set is to build a den village in our woodland, and there will additional games where you win extra materials for your den.

The fun all commences with Brockholes Rocks on Saturday and Monday from 11am until 3pm.

This consists of activities and crafts relating to the rocks at Brockholes.

Any youngsters who are keen to learn more about what birds inhabit Brockholes at this time of year should get down to Junior Winter Bird ID on Sun 17, between 2pm and 4pm – a great chance to get onto the reserve to see and learn about the feathered friends who currently call Brockholes home.

For more information on any of these events email info@brockholes.org or call 01772 872000.