Charity gets ready for action-packed half-term

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is getting ready for an action-packed half-term of family activities – and reminding people events are all Covid-19 secure.

The Trust has several events planned to keep families and young ones busy during the half-term break (October 26th-30th).

The charity resumed its popular event programme at some sites in August following a pause in them taking place due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

Following Government guidelines, the Trust says all events are Covid-19 safe and families are being encouraged to watch the “what to expect’ videos on the charity’s YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyDDUjYtQ08&t=1s

At the charity’s Wolseley Centre HQ, there will be family Halloween themed craft sessions, Spooktacular Toddler Treks and Wildskills sessions.

At Gentleshaw Common, near Lichfield, thanks to Staffordshire SPACE, Wildfamilies sessions are being held  for residents of the Lichfield District Council area.

The Trust’s Children in Need project, which recently featured on an episode of BBC Countryfile, is in full swing with Wildlings and Wildfamilies at our nature reserves across Stoke-on-Trent.

Meanwhile, the Transforming the Trent Valley project will be exploring the landscape this half term with Wildfamilies and Wildlings sessions. With support from Aggregate Industries UK, it will also be delivering a series of Wildchild events at Tucklesholme Nature Reserve.

Stafford Borough Council are funding outdoor Family Yoga Squirels on Friday 30th October at the stunning Ferndown Nature Reserve and South West Peak will be running toddler and Wildskills events at The Roaches and Gradbach Mill.

Aimee Burrows, Wildchild Officer for the Trust, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to run more activities this half term. Our team is excited to get back out delivering in Staffordshire.

“We have followed government guidance and have taken measures such as extra cleaning and having hand sanitiser available, as well as everyone being given their own equipment for the event.

There is something for everyone and with events back all around the county you won’t have to go far to find one.”

All events are pre-booked only and there is limited capacity for social distancing. All events can be booked through www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/events where more information about the events can be found too.