Magic and wild forays this half term at local nature reserve

Coombes-Valley-event-RSPB-ImagesAutumn has arrived at RSPB Coombes Valley and to welcome the change in season; the nature reserve will be hosting a week of autumnal magic this half term from October 25 – November 2.

Coombes Valley has recently been given a natural makeover, bringing the magical woodland to life for all the family; making it bigger, better and more connected for people and wildlife.

Lucy Hodson, spokesperson for the RSPB says:

“With a brand new yurt, accessible footpaths, natural play trail and canopy walkway, why not come along with all the family to experience the magical woodland in all its splendour. There will be magical fun everyday this half-term at Coombes Valley!”

On Sunday 26 October, Coombes Valley will host the annual fungal foray, lead by local enthusiast ‘Fungal Punk’ Dave. Visitors will be guided through the wild woodland in search of mushrooms, toadstools and all things fungal. The wild foray will start at 10am at the visitor centre will take people on a 2 hr adventure. Enthusiasts have an opportunity to adventure for longer.

Coombes-Valley3-RSPB-ImagesOn Friday 31 October, visitors are expected in their best Halloween attire for a Woodland Wizardry event. The event will start at 3pm and finish at 6pm.

Lucy Hodson says:

“I don’t want to give it all away, but we do expect  you to come in your finest Wizardry robes and help us in our battle! You will make your own magic wands and broomsticks before adventuring into the woods to help the wildlife in the Valley.
“Your journey will take you to spooky stop-offs at our Storytelling Circle, Fairy Village and the brand new Tree Canopy Walkway. Your mission as you travel is to seek out the ingredients needed for our magical potion! All will be revealed on the day!”.

Canopy-Walkway-RSPB-ImagesThe wild foray event and Woodland Wizardry will cost £5 per adult, £3 per child, booking is essential. A Halloween Scavenger Hunt will take place everyday during the half-term, costing £4 per child, with accompanying adults free. There is a £2 car parking charge for non-members. A 20% discount will be given to all RSPB members