Trust to pilot summer Wild Week Out event

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Young nature lovers can enjoy a week of exciting outdoor activities on a new ‘Wild Week Out’ event being piloted this summer.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is holding Wild Week Out to encourage youngsters to get closer to wildlife and nature in the great outdoors. It will begin on Monday 17th August, finish on Friday 21st August and takes place at the Trust’s Wolseley Centre headquarters. Each day runs from 10am – 3.45pm.

Wild Week Out is aimed at youngsters aged between eight and 13. They will take part in around four activities each day, from building shelters, wild cooking, pond-dipping and tracking skills.

Towards the end of the week parents and carers will be able to come along and see their children demonstrating their new found skills.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Education Officer, Alexis Johnson, said:

“On the back of the success of our Wildplay sessions, we thought we’d extend it to hold a Wild Week Out event this year.

“Our Wildplay events have been a lot of fun and well received over the years, and we’re hopeful of the same response for our Wild Week Out event, too.

“Youngsters will be given the chance to take part in several outdoor activities with the same staff and the same group of peers each day – they will learn several new skills during the week and build friendships.”

Wild Week Out will take place Monday to Friday inclusive, each day running from 10am to 3:45pm. An early drop off from 8:30am is also available. An early bird price of £125 per child is available until June 30th.

To book, or for more information about the event, including a timetable of the week, head to www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/whats-on. Call Alexis Johnson on 01889 880105 or email a.johnson@staffs-wildlife.org.uk with any questions.