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Downs wildlife project hosts summer holiday events

Youngster takes part in Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project event
Youngsters aged eight to 12 are encouraged to get in touch with nature

Young nature-lovers in Bristol are being given the chance to take part in a series of summer events to learn more about wildlife.

The Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project is hosting four events for children and families, which aim to get youngsters out and about.

It is also being billed as an "opportunity to discover the wildlife of the Downs" through fun games and craft activities.

Mandy Leivers from the Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project said: "The first event, a family walk called Summer fun in the meadows, [is run by] local wildlife author Geraldine Taylor and I.

"[We'll] be leading families on this walk to spot the signs of summer and discover the wildflowers and minibeasts that inhabit grassy places.

"We'll use our senses to explore the Downs in all their summer glory."

Other activities include walking, kite making, an insect safari, wildflower trails and ladybird spotting.

All four summer holiday events are for children aged eight to 12, and run from 10am to 3.30pm.

The cost is £8.50 per child (they will need to bring a packed lunch) and booking is essential as places are limited.

To book a place on any of these events, or for a copy of the Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project events programme, call 0117 9030609.

You can also check out the events page of the project's website.

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