A pond dipping board in Beacon Park

Children are being invited to find out more about local wildlife at a series of half-term sessions in Lichfield.

A pond dipping board in Beacon Park

A tree rubbing trail, a wonderful worms workshop and pond dipping will be on offer at Beacon Park during the school holidays.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet member for leisure at Lichfield District Council, said: “Our half-term sessions will offer children a brilliant chance to discover wildlife that’s all around us and to have fun searching it out.

“We know that getting children active and engaged in their surroundings and out of the house away from screens, is hugely important to their development and happiness.

“These outdoor wildlife sessions are an example of the many ways we can get children engaged in their surroundings so they reap all the benefits of some outdoor fun.”

The tree rubbing trail costs £1 from the Ranger Station in Beacon Park from May 26 to June 3, while the half-hour wonderful worm sessions are £2.50 and take place at 10am and 1pm on May 29.

An hour-and-a-half slug and snail safari sets off at 10am and 1pm on May 30, while pond dipping sessions run at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm on May 31.

To book a session call 01543 308867 or email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk.

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