Enjoy half term fun with wildlife charity this February

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is encouraging everybody to brave the weather and head to its Hauxley and Northumberlandia reserves this half term
Snowdrops - Neil Aldridge

Snowdrops. Image by: Neil Aldridge.

Between Saturday 15 - Sunday 23 February, wildlife lovers of all ages can take part in the Signs of Spring Mystery Trail at the Trust’s Hauxley nature reserve at Druridge Bay. By following the clues and unearthing the signs, everybody is guaranteed a prize at the end of the trail. 

Running between 10:00am - 3:00pm, and priced at £3.50, the event is so much cheaper than a child’s cinema ticket and much more fun. 

There is no need to book - simply call into the Wildlife Discovery Centre’s Lookout Café, collect a question sheet and head off round the award winning reserve - keeping an eye open for red squirrels, weasels, rabbits, the Flexigraze sheep including Manx loaghtan (with the big horns) and Hebrideans, kingfisher, robins and the abundant flocks of tree sparrows who all call the reserve home.

Northumberlandia aka The Lady of the North on Blagdon Lane in Cramlington is hosting self-led photo trails between Thursday 20 - Sunday 23 February.

The event, priced at £3.50, runs between 11:00am - 3:00pm and is a great way to keep young people entertained matching the photos to the places as they walk through the woodland and getting a prize at the end.