Busy schedule of activities in Warwickshire’s National Parks over the half term summer holidays – Warwickshire County Council

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The children are gearing up for an action-packed summer holiday as Warwickshire County Council country park events and activities are well and truly back on track following the pandemic.

During the school holidays (28th May to 5th June) there will be a huge range of fun activities for children of all ages in Warwickshire Country Parks. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the county’s fantastic green spaces on our Whitson Holiday Trail, as well as discover Britain’s rich royal history on our Jubilee Trail.

If you fancy getting your hands dirty while discovering what lies underwater in a pond, then diving into the pond at Ryton Pools Country Park on Monday 30th May could be for you. If you want to learn how to build a den in the woods, followed by roasting marshmallows by the fire, then Kingsbury Water Park on May 31 is the place to be.

On Wednesday, June 1 at Ryton Pools, rangers will take children on a mini-beast hunting adventure through the woods and grasslands, using sweep nets, magnifying glasses and shaker leaves, to identify all manner of beautiful creatures jumping, flying and crawling found in tall grass, trees and bushes.

Also on June 1, kids can try their hand at fishing, learning the basics of good angling with all the tackle, bait and lessons provided. Organized in conjunction with the Leamington Angling Association, these Ryton Young Anglers sessions are suitable for beginners or those with some experience.

More information on each of these activities, and more, can be found on the Country Parks Facebook pages. Some events require a reservation, which can be done via the Warwickshire Country Parks Eventbrite page.

Cllr Heather Timms, portfolio holder for environment, climate and culture at Warwickshire County Council, said: ‘It’s wonderful to see our parks returning to a full range of fun and educational activities.

“Our natural parks and green spaces are a tremendous community asset. They bring a wide range of benefits to residents of Warwickshire, whether physical health, mental health and well-being, or simply giving residents the opportunity to experience the beautiful, valuable and diversity of Warwickshire.

Jennifer Hughes, Head of Education, Communities and Health at Warwickshire Country Parks, said: “I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to get kids into nature and the great outdoors. We are fortunate to have beautiful parks teeming with flora and fauna and waiting for adventure on our doorstep in Warwickshire. Our events provide a great day out, allowing exploration, mess and discovery of nature while providing children and families with a hands-on learning experience they will remember. Going outside has so many benefits for everyone!

More information on each of the mid-term holiday activities can be found on the Country Parks Facebook pages.

For more information on Warwickshire National Parks visit the website.

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