Head to Hauxley for Halloween hocus pocus

Wednesday 11th October 2017

common pipistrelle, photo Tom Marshall

Anybody wanting hocus pocus this half term should head to one of Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Druridge Bay nature reserves.

For, the wildfire charity will be hosting four Halloween activity sessions for children in its new Wildlife Discovery Centre at Hauxley on Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 October, between 11:00am - 12:00 noon and
1:00pm - 2:00pm.

For two hours, children aged 5 -12 will be able to drop in to the reserve and create a range of spooky masterpieces - from hanging bats to crafted cards, and then take them away to show their friends and scare away any unwelcome trick or treaters. There is a charge of £3.00 per child.

Anybody wanting to find out more about bats in the lead up to Halloween should head to the Hauxley reserve for the Creatures of the Night event on Tuesday 24 October, between 7:00pm - 9:00pm where, for two hours, they can enjoy a walk in the dark to learn about bats, listen to their calls and examine the moth traps to see exactly what the dark knights have been feeding on.

There is a cost of £3 per person; places do need to be booked by visiting www.nwt.org.uk/whats-on and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note, dogs are not allowed on the reserve.