A crack team of den builders and wildlife champions from the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside helped make the BBC’s Deadly Day Out a big success.
Around 8,000 people visited Avenham Park in Preston on Sunday 13th November for an exciting day of wildlife activities linked to CBBC’s Live and Deadly programme for budding David Attenboroughs.
The programme’s presenters, Steve Backshall and Naomi Wilkinson hosted wildlife shows featuring snakes, snapping turtles and birds of prey. The LWT team held a “wildlife Olympics” where children pretended to be snakes, frogs, spiders and falcons in an all-action relay race.
Hundreds of children raced to make a den out of branches and straw and tarpaulins in just five minutes, and Naomi also learned how to make a den!
Later, the whole team met Steve, who thanked the Trust for making the day a big success – and promised to visit Brockholes next time he was “up North”.
Trust staff and volunteers talked to lots of children and parents, encouraged them to get involved – by joining as family members and coming along to Watch activities every month – or by taking part in the school holiday activities at Brockholes, Bolton or Mere Sands Wood.