Forest Fun!

As part of Teme Valley North’s programme of Children’s Events and Activities we organised a visit to the Wyre Forest Discovery Centre, Callow Hill, on Monday 29th July. A group of 16 children, together with parents and carers from across the Teme Valley took part in a group led activity “Forest Fun!”

After meeting outside the Visitor Centre we were taken into the Discovery Centre Classroom where we had a chance to look around the wonderful displays of wildlife, fossils, arts and crafts before our activities got under way. Outside we went in search of forest foliage to use to colour in caterpillars pictures. We then enjoyed a hunt through the forest in search of mini-beasts which we collected in special containers with magnifying glass attached, and tried to identify. Some of these included beetles, worms, woodlouse, millipedes, spiders and ants. Some of the children made wonderful spider’s webs and spiders using string and sticks, which were hung from the trees, others were busy building special dens for the forest animals to take shelter. Some children made special cocktails, again using forest foliage and adding water, in the hope of attracting the mini-beasts!

When the activities concluded we enjoyed a picnic lunch and the children enjoyed their time in the play area. The visit was educational and great fun for all.

Liz Whitehead, Children’s Worker

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