New Wildlings sessions at Hem Heath Woods nature reserve

Thursday 18th May 2017

Children in Stoke-on-Trent are being given the chance to explore, get mucky and play independently at a local nature reserve at new sessions encouraging them to play outdoors.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is launching new Wildlings play sessions, aimed at babies and toddlers, at its Hem Heath Woods nature reserve in Stoke-on-Trent.

The sessions, which are funded by Children in Need, are completely free to attend and take place on every second and fourth Thursday of the month in term time.

The first session will be held on Thursday 8th June, starting at 10.30am. The meeting place for the sessions is at the World of Wedgwood car park.

Katie Shipley, from the Trust’s education team, said: “'I'm really excited that we are introducing these free toddler sessions to Hem Heath Woods, it's a fantastic location and I think the children and their families are going to get so much out of the events.

“Through my time delivering nature based activities in the city I've seen more and more children happy to explore independently in nature. It's so important for their growth and inquisitiveness.

“We’re really grateful to the team at World of Wedgwood who have also agreed to let us use their facilities before and after the sessions.”

The Trust launched Wildlings sessions at its Wolseley Centre HQ earlier this year, which have proved to be extremely popular.

Booking for Wildlings at Hem Heath is essential through the Trust’s website – www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/whats-on. A snack and a drink will be included for all children.

For more information about the sessions call Katie Shipley on 01782 826985 or 07854 532400.