Brook Explorers: River Dipping at Somersall

10-08-22 12:00 - 14:30
Somersall Park
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Join the DCRT team for an afternoon of family-friendly river dipping! What amazing creatures lurk under the water’s surface…

About this event

Little ones and parents can learn together during our family friendly river dipping sessions.

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Activities are suitable for children of age 4-11 years and children must be supported by a guardian or parent during the session.

  • Explore the river using our equipment and wildlife identification guides
  • Make a dragonfly to take home
  • Make a boat out of recycled materials to race down the river

Children and parents will need wellington boots to explore the river (no crocs or bare feet please). bringing a change of socks and spare clothes is recommended!

Sessions are 1 hour long and require booking a free place. The boat race will be held at the end of the session.

Families can drop by and leave any time during their pre-booked session.


This event is part of Hidden Heritage Secret Streams, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

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