Children’s Fun Afternoon Sunday 22nd June Ted Ellis Trust Nature Reserve
In the study centre
Fossil display – explore Richard Belson’s amazing collection of fossils and minerals, many of which were found here in Norfolk. If you would like to have your own fossils identified, or want general advice on where and how to hunt for fossils in the local area, just ask Richard.
Self-led activities – there are a range of spotter sheets, and things to draw and write on if you are between other activities, or if you just like doing your own thing.
Guided Walks will set off from the study centre – check the blackboard for times.
- Dragonfly walk with Peter Armitage
- Bee walk with Adam Clark
South Yare Wildlife Group Have you heard of SYWG? They are a local group which promotes, for the benefit of the public, the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the South Yare area. Come and find out more, get involved or enjoy a bug hunt.
Refreshments Tea, coffee, squash and biscuits will be available throughout the afternoon.
In the workshop
Make a film using natural objects with local animator, Suzie. Space is limited for this activity so you will need to book a slot on arrival. First come first served basis. The workshop is on the right as you head to the reserve, next to Wheatfen Cottage.
At the Thatch
Pond dipping with Dan. This will be going on fairly continuously throughout the afternoon. Guided walks will terminate here.
In the woods
Natasha will be reading Gruffalo stories. Follow the path from the car park into the woods. You will find Natasha a short way in on the right hand side. There are a few mosquitos around so don’t forget your mozzie repellent.
You can make Gruffalo-style creatures, fairy gardens, or creations of your own imagining from the things you find around you.