Throughout the week (11 to 19 February) families can pick up a map, magnifying glass and quiz sheet to explore the centre’s grounds for the signs, smells and sounds of spring. There’s a prize for all completed quiz sheets.
On Monday 13 February, kids can find out more about the materials that birds use to make their nests and the intricate designs involved before making their own nests and decorated eggs to take home.
Spring inspired crafts including mini-beast magnets, spring treasure boxes and glorious collages are on offer on Tuesday 14 February while on Friday 17 February children can plant sunflower seeds in their own decorated recycled flower pots and make some tasty cakes and feeders for the birds.
Heather McNiff, the North York Moors National Park Authority’s Education Officer, said:
“There are plenty of signs that spring is on its way so come and join us in celebrating this wonderful time of year by taking part in one of our events. We also have a stunning wildlife exhibition by Andrew Hutchinson and different interpretations of the National Park landscape by five local artists in the Inspired by… Gallery.”
All the events cost £2.50 and booking is needed on all activities apart from the quiz. The craft activities take place from 1.30pm to 3pm and the quiz is available during the opening hours of the centre (daily 11am to 4pm). For more information on the events and to book a place call 01439 772738.