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Water’s Edge Wildlife Day

Water’s Edge Visitor Centre and Country Park will be taken over by all creatures, great and small on Sunday 31 July for the annual Wildlife Day.

The free family event will take place between 10am and 4pm at the centre, on the bank of the river in Barton upon Humber.

Pond-dipping, toad rescue, plant ID walks and a nature trail will be among the activities on offer in the paddock and around the Country Park.

Visitors can handle slippery snakes and scary spiders with Lion Learners, create a magical Wildflower wand or help to rescue toads and release them back into the park.

Let the creative geniuses behind Fantastic Faces paint your face with so many amazing designs to choose from. Join Pentangle Pottery in making a clay hedgehog you can take away on the day.

Visit Alpacas & Friends to pet and feed miniature pygmy goats, bunny rabbits, alpacas, and lambs. Only £2.50 per person.

The Park will be hosting a selection of food stalls including Love Hog Roast and ice cream stall. Enjoy sweet treats from Doughnut Dreams, Sarah’s Sweet Treats, Beardy Man Cheesecakes.

Outside in the paddock, exhibition stands include:

The Woodland Trust
RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
South Yorkshire Badger Group
British Divers Marine Life Rescue
The Yorkshire Bat Group
Andrew’s Hedgehog Hospital
Jerry Green Dog Rescue
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Canine Partners
Voluntary Action NE Lincs
Ren’s Rescue
Alpacas & Friends
Northern Optics
Pudz animal Sanctuary
Pauline’s Plants
North Lincolnshire Fostering and Adoption
Pentangle Pottery
Fantastic Faces
Lifecycles Herbal Medicine
Admission to the park and visitor centre is free. Most of the activities are free, some may carry a small charge. Activities must be booked on the day. Limited places are available so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

A full programme of events is available from the visitor centre, pop in or call 01652 631500.

The Honey Pot Café will be open throughout the day serving a range of homemade meals or you might like to bring a picnic to enjoy on the outdoor sundeck.

Parking outside the visitor centre is for disabled and people with mobility problems. The main car park is at the entrance and extra parking is available at the Humber Bridge viewing area. There is an optional £3 parking donation in the main visitor’s car park.


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