Be a coastal critter this summer

Published Friday 1 August 2008

The New Forest National Park Authority, Hampshire County Council and Lepe Country Park have joined forces this summer to offer a series of family events along the New Forest coastline.

The summer events are sure to have something to suit the whole family, from bird watching to rock pooling, and games.

Coastal Critters-join in a coastal quiz trail and have a go at bird spotting.

Monday 4 August, 2-4pm, Yacht Haven car park

Tuesday 19 August, 1-4pm, Keyhaven car park

Tuesday 26 August, 2-4pm, Hurst Spit Bridge

Meadow Madness-hunt for mini-beasts in wildflower meadows and create colourful natural pictures to take home.

Thursday 7 August-2-3pm, Lepe County Park

Woodland Wander-become a woodland wildlife detective and search for animal tracks and signs.

Thursday 14 August-2-3pm, Lepe County Park

Bonkers about birds- find out what it’s like to be a bird and see which birds you can spot at Lepe.

Thursday 21 August, 2-3pm, Lepe County Park

Seashore Safari- explore the seashore looking for the special creatures.

Thursday 28 August, 2-3pm, Lepe Country Park

Leanne Atkinson, joint Coastal Ranger for the New Forest National Park Authority and Hampshire County Council, said: ‘We want children to come and explore the National Park coastline, and the school holidays are the perfect time. Both children and adults will enjoy learning more about the local wildlife in this special area.’

Each event is 50 pence per child and children will need to be accompanied by an adult, who go free! There is no need to book and children are welcome to join in as many activities as they like.

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Media Contact:

Karen Evans
Communications Officer
New Forest National Park Authority

Tel: 01590 646650

Email: karen.evans@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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