Few things beat the great outdoors. But that doesn’t mean you have to escape into the wilderness. Natural wonders can be found right in the heart of your town. You might just need a helping hand to spot the opportunities. Cue the environment and conservation experts, who will be on hand at Grantham’s Wyndham Park to be your guides.
They’ll be putting on lots of free activities designed to help you get the most enjoyment out of your local river environment – and learn how to protect it. Games, competitions, crafts, wildlife spotting, volunteering opportunities and more all promise to bring out your wild side.
It takes place in Grantham’s Wyndham Park – a beautiful public space and six-time winner of the Green Flag Award. The organisers of the event have just finished work to improve the park’s natural habitat and the river that flows through it. The day is a perfect opportunity to explore these changes, and discover how they benefit you: bringing you closer to the wildlife calling this place ‘home’!
Activities on the day include:
- Creating a better place: Discover the projects going on to improve your local environment – and how you can get involved.
- What’s in your river: Uncover the variety of wildlife found in the Witham.
- Get crafty: Make wildflower seed bombs to use at home – just throw and watch things grow!
- Closer to nature: Learn about the habitat improvements at Wyndham Park and how they help you explore the river environment.
- Get your feet wet: Experience new features designed to make it easier to explore shallow parts of the Witham.
- X marks the spot: Enjoy the beauty of Wyndham Park with a special treasure trail!
- Picture perfect: View the contenders of the Wonderful Witham art and photography competition – and find out who’s won!
- Fighting the invasion: Discover how conservation experts are going on the offensive, protecting your environment from non-native, aggressive plant species.
- Do your bit: Find out how you can get involved in looking after various aspects of your local environment.
The event marks World Rivers Day, a global celebration of watercourses, their value to local communities and the importance of looking after them.