“Step into the Peak District” takes place on Friday August 10, 11am-3pm at the Manifold Valley Visitor Centre, Hulme End, in Staffordshire.
· Wildflower walks
· Dry stone walling
· Making a bird box or bird feeder
· Nature trail
· Bug hunting
· Wildflower printing and dragonfly making
· Free guided walks looking at the history and wildlife of the Manifold valley (at 11.30am and 1.30pm)
Andy Farmer, of the Peak District National Park ranger service, said: “This is a great opportunity for families to get out into the countryside with experts on hand to introduce children to the fascinating world of nature.
“It’s one of many activities provided by the Stepping Stones to Nature project, which encourages people from Stoke and North Staffordshire, particularly those who may not have been to the national park before, to get involved with all it has to offer.”
Other Stepping Stones to Nature activities include voluntary conservation work, free workshops, free education visits, events and displays.
· Stepping Stones to Nature is run by a partnership which includes Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, the Peak District National Park Authority, RSPB and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. The project is funded by Natural England’s Access to Nature scheme, from money provided by the Big Lottery Changing Places programme.
Media inquiries: Barbara Crossley, communications officer, Peak District National Park Authority, 01629 816389 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Natural England Regional Communications Officer – Dean Gallen 0300 0603946
Big Lottery Fund Press Office: 020 7211 1888