Wildlife is the theme for the events taking place at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby this February half term (17 – 21 February). From making bird feeders to crafting spring flowers, the events focus on animals and plants found in the North York Moors National Park. Events cost £4 – 5 and are suitable for children aged 5 plus. For more information and to book a place call 01439 772738.
On Monday 17 February at 10.30am children can find out how reptiles and mammals in the North York Moors cope with the cold winter days and make lizards, adders, bats and hares from a variety of art materials.
The events on Tuesday 18 February focus on birds – create a 3D bird to take home during Brilliant Bird Crafts at 10.30am or make some tasty titbits for your garden birds at 1.30pm on the Bird Feeders and Pinecone Pleasers event.
Signs of Spring is at 10.30 on Thursday 20 February and involves making snowdrops and crocuses out of recycled materials. Later that day at 1.30pm, children can make a fabric bag decorated with plants and animals for Mother’s Day.
Sally Smith, Events and Exhibitions Coordinator at the North York Moors National Park Authority, said:
Our half term events are primarily about having fun – getting stuck in with a range of different craft materials to create artwork to take home – but we do also weave in information about local wildlife to encourage children to get active and involved in nature.”
The National Park has also teamed up with East Barnby Outdoor Centre, near Whitby, to offer two adventurous activity days for 9 to 16 year olds. On Tuesday 18 February children can choose from kayaking, surf sports, orienteering, indoor climbing, dry slope skiing and more and on Thursday 20 February there is an opportunity to canoe down the beautiful river Esk. Events run from 9.30am to 4pm and cost £30.
For more information and to book call East Barnby Outdoor Centre on 01947 893333.