Pirates and Love our Ocean days on the Wash National Nature Reserve

FAMILIES are invited to come along to Natural England’s Wash National Nature Reserve at Sutton Bridge to discover nature.

Love our Ocean Day – the Hidden Wash on Tuesday, August 7 will start at 11am and finish at 3pm.

Learn more about what lurks beneath the surface of our coastline by visiting the Wash NNR and taking part in some Wash activities.

• Microscope tent – learn about microscopic plankton.

• Beachcomber table – get up and close to a pipefish, a starfish or even the skull of a grey seal.

• Strandline hunt – search the strandline on the reserve for some wonderful discoveries.

• Great Egg Case Hunt – take part in an important survey and learn more about the rays and skates that use the Wash.

• Ocean in a box– make your very own ocean in a box.

• Crab door guard – make your own special ‘just nipped out’ message for your bedroom door. Participants will need to meet on the Wash NNR by the East Lighthouse car park, near Sutton Bridge, Winglands. (Sat Nav: PE12 9YT).

The event is suitable for children from 5 years and up and children attending must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required, just turn up anytime from 11am.

On Sunday, August 12, head along for some swashbuckling fun at the Pirates of the Wash Family Fun Day from 11am to 3pm.

Make your own pirate costume and take part in a nature trail. Follow the clues and find the location of the pirate’s chest to claim your prize.

Participants will need to meet on the Wash NNR by the East Lighthouse car park, near Sutton Bridge, Winglands. (Sat Nav: PE12 9YT). The event is suitable for children from 5 years and up and children attending must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required, just turn up anytime from 11am.

All activities are free. For more information, please call Sonia Reveley on 07920-295237.

These events are designed to show children of all ages the beauty of wildlife and enable families to find out more about the species on their doorstep. All equipment will be provided and children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing and shoes. Should the weather be bad on the day, these activities will be cancelled.