Trust says “thank you” following successful Wildchild Festival

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is saying a big "thank you" to all those who helped to make its special 50th anniversary Wildchild Festival a huge success on Wednesday.

Almost 2,000 people attended the festival at the charity’s Wolseley Centre headquarters, which was set up as a special birthday event for the 50th anniversary celebrations, which have been taking place throughout 2019.

People got into the party spirit by taking place in dozens of activities at the festival, including theatre performances from the Fabularium Theatre Company, Storytelling sessions, Forest School, Construction Zone, Giant Water Slide, Busy Bee Beach, Wildlife Discovery and much more.

The event was supported by funding from Arts Council England, and plans are in place to run the festival again in 2020.

Jo Olivant, People Engagement Manager for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said: “The feedback we have received since the festival has been magnificent and we are very pleased to hear so many families had such a good time. We have had some wonderful comments on social media.

“This is a very special year for the Trust with it being our 50th anniversary, and to see almost 2,000 people enjoying themselves at the festival was a very special highlight of the year for us.

“The planning, preparation and hard-work which has gone into the festival was made completely worth it by the fantastic day we had and seeing so many happy faces.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to all those people who bought tickets and the groups and companies who came along to make it such a memorable day.”

The charity is also thanking its event sponsors, Wolverhampton University and Fairways Garage in Rugeley, and also Wyevale Garden Centre and the Shugborough Estate for providing car parks on the day.

The Trust is keen to hold The Wildchild Festival again in 2020 and is urging people to keep their eyes peeled for announcements.

People can find out more by checking back to www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk or www.facebook.com/StaffsWildlife and www.twitter.com/StaffsWildlife