>April Events / Events in Norfolk and Suffolk / rspb / walks / Waveney Valley / Wild Birds / Wildlife March 30, 2023
Head into nature this Easter with Norfolk Wildlife Trust
This Easter holidays Norfolk Wildlife Trust invites you to a range of events across their sites to help you and your family enjoy some time in nature.
Clare Whitelegg, NWT Engagement Officer, said: ‘It’s well known that connecting with nature is great for well-being as well as being great fun!
‘From family events and creative workshops to boat trips and walks, there is a wild and wonderful experience for everyone on an NWT site throughout the Easter holidays.’
At NWT Cley Marshes the charity is welcoming wildlife photographer Jack Perks for his ‘Beneath the Waterline’ exhibition. Jack is a professional wildlife cameraman who has worked on many BBC nature series and specialises in filming in rivers and lakes. His exhibition offers a look into the world of ponds, rivers and lakes in the UK, exploring the hidden world of fish, amphibians and dragonflies. You can have a go at filming freshwater wildlife with Jack during acreative workshop on 1 April. A variety of family birdwatching and wildlife filming events at Cley offer more great ways toexperience this incredible wetland reserve.
For those that enjoy being creative, why not take the opportunity to connect more deeply with nature in family poetry workshop ‘The Case of the Missing Eel’? During the workshop you will explore the journey of the European Eel, from the ocean to the dykes at Cley, and create your own artwork and poetry.
Children and families are invited to enjoy pond dipping sessions on the coast at Cley and at NWT’s Broads nature reserves, Hickling and Ranworth. At Ranworth, families will also be invited to investigate what an owl has eaten through owl pellet dissection.
There’s no better way to explore the Broads than by boat. NWT offer the opportunity to learn about the history of the Broads and have go at spotting wildlife during daily boat trips at Hickling and Ranworth. Be sure to call the visitor centre in advance to book.
If you are heading to the coast this Easter, NWT will be welcoming you to a range of events for families. These include searching for mermaids’ purses and other sea treasures at beautiful NWT Holme Dunes. Rockpooling and fossil hunting sessions at West Runton offer you the chance to learn about the wildlife lives there today and to look for evidence of what was found at the same site thousands and millions of years ago! New this year, NWT will also be holding drop-inaccessible rockpooling sessions, which will be held just next to the Seaview Beach Café at West Runton – bringing the rockpools closer to you.
Throughout Easter, regular guided walks will run across all NWT reserves, offering the chance to head out into the fresh air to explore each site’s natural history and how they each play their part in our iconic Norfolk landscape.
For full details of all events taking place this Easter, and to book tickets, visit: www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on
Event dates: Saturday 1 April to Sunday 16 April
NWT Cley Marshes Visitor Centre, NR25 7SA
NWT Hickling Broad, NR12 0BW
NWT Ranworth Broad, NR13 6HY
West Runton Beach, NR27 9QP
NWT Holme Dunes, PE36 6LQ
Norfolk Wildlife Trust was established in 1926 and now manages over 50 nature reserves and other protected sites around the county including ten kilometres of coastline, nine Norfolk broads, nine National Nature Reserves and five ancient woodlands. We seek a sustainable environment for people and wildlife: where the future of wildlife is protected and enhanced through sympathetic management; and people are connected with and inspired by Norfolk’s wildlife and wild spaces.
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