Easter holidays will take on a nature theme in Wyre with events designed to give families a closer view of local wildlife.
The fun starts on Easter Monday with an afternoon of egg hunting and a nature quiz at Hawthorne Park, Thornton. All welcome between 2pm and 3pm.
Youngsters can decorate a pot with signs of spring on April 3 at Memorial Park, Fleetwood, and then choose a colourful flower to go inside to celebrate Easter. Wyre Council’s countryside rangers will be available between 2pm and 3pm. Meet at the War Memorial.
On April 4 Wyre Council’s countryside rangers invite you to go beachcombing between 11am and 12.30pm to see how many different types of shells you can find. Meet at Rossall Point Lookout (pictured) on Fleetwood’s Outer Promenade. The cost is £2 per child.
On a similar theme, Lancashire Wildlife Trust will join rangers the following day, again at Rossall Point, for marine activities. Children will be invited to explore the Living Seas story sacks featuring real creatures from the sea. This is part of Morecambe Bay’s A Wealth of Wildlife project and runs from 11am to 3pm.
A slow walk around Rossall Point takes place from 7am to noon on April 7 in time for the annual bird migration.
Meanwhile, the Friends of Beacon Fell have organised two events for Easter. On Easter Saturday there is an outdoor bird of prey flying display, weather permitting, when those attending will get the chance to hold some of the birds, as well as see flying demonstrations.
There will be a small admission charge for adults, but no charge for children and there is no need to book in advance. The first display is at noon with other displays during the afternoon.
April 3 sees an egg hunt for children. Clues will be posted throughout the fell and all entrants are guaranteed to win a prize.
The cost is £1 per entrant and the first hunt starts at 11am, although there will be more during the day. Ideally anyone wishing to take part could reserve a place by contacting 01995 640557 beforehand.
At Gisburn Forest, near Slaidburn, there’s a chance to join a family-friendly Easter Earthwalk as part of the Bowland Festival on April 4 at 10.30am, cost £2 per children aged four to 11.
Earthwalks are designed to help children and adults alike to look more closely at the natural environment and discover just how fantastic it can be. Colour dabs, smelly cocktails and mini-musical scores will all be on offer during the hour-long walk.
For more information and to book contact Bowland AONBoffice on 01200 448000 or firstname.lastname@example.org