Go wild in Godstone
A FREE family event at this private nature reserve, it is an opportunity to get close to nature, meet wildlife experts and feel inspired by environmentally friendly lifestyles.
The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild challenge encourages people to connect with nature every day in June. Surrey residents can get involved at this event and try pond-dipping, mini-beast hunting, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the wildflower meadows or take a stroll around the nature reserve to do wildlife spotting.
Other activities at the Bay Pond open day include face painting, wild crafts, wild flower seed planting, willow weaving demonstrations, as well as making campfires and toasting marshmallows.
Visitors will have the chance to meet wildlife experts from Surrey Wildlife Trust, Surrey Amphibian & Reptile Group and Reigate Bee Keepers and enjoy a fresh coffee from Wild About Coffee and a delicious homemade cake from Mel’s Marvellous Cakes, the vintage inspired cake stand.
Other organisations attending Bay Pond Open Day include Bare and Fair, which offers sustainable, eco-friendly household and personal care products and refills, and Refill and Refuel, the zero waste bulk food store which uses glass jars and is totally plastic free.
Charlotte Magowan, director of people engagement for Surrey Wildlife Trust, said: ‘Being out in nature is proven to make you feel happier and healthier. So here’s a chance to relax, press the pause button on our busy lives and have some fun in a beautiful wild place. It’s the perfect way to let your children go wild in the outdoors, while having fun and getting closer to nature. We can’t wait to share Bay Pond’s natural treasures with everyone, from the cautious but curious to enthusiastic nature lovers of all ages.’
Entry and all activities are FREE as the Trust wants everyone to join in to celebrate its 60thanniversary. Although donations are welcome to help the work to protect wildlife and habitats in Surrey. Limited parking is available on site for blue badge holders only, but there is some public parking in Godstone village, just a two minute walk around the corner. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
There's no need to book - just come on the day and join in the fun!
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