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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.

Book your tickets here

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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