Posted: Sat 21st May 2022

Have a Big Picnic with the RSPB on the Dee Estuary this Jubilee Bank Holiday

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, May 21st, 2022

This Jubilee Bank Holiday, the RSPB at Burton Mere Wetlands nature reserve near Neston in Cheshire is holding a Big Picnic event and everyone is invited! ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Burton Mere Wetlands is one of over 20 RSPB nature reserves across England, Scotland and Wales taking part through half term and the extended Bank Holiday weekend from 28 May-5 June. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

As part of the celebrations, families can get involved in having a Big Picnic on the site – whether bringing their own or purchasing from Burton Mere Wetlands’ visitor centre, the RSPB wants to encourage sustainable picnic options for the whole family – to have fun outdoors together and help the environment. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Other fun activities will also be available such as a unique Wild Detective trail taking children on a mystery adventure with the characters Detective Hoot, an owl, and Constable Crumbs, a mouse. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There will be trails to follow, picnic clues to solve and selfie stations to help families remember their day out! ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

June is a brilliant time of year to get your wildlife-detective hat on at Burton Mere Wetlands, which is at the heart of the RSPB’s Dee Estuary nature reserve. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Dragonflies are buzzing around ponds, butterflies drinking from wildflowers, and unusual birds like avocets and little egrets are feeding their chicks around the shallow waters. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Dan Trotman, Visitor Experience Manager at the RSPB Dee Estuary nature reserve said: “We can’t wait to welcome families and people of all ages to our amazing nature reserve!” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The RSPB Big Picnic is designed to encourage families to spend quality time in nature together this bank holiday weekend and half term, with a focus on how to make a day out fun but also good for the planet.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We’ve got tons of ideas to help you make your picnic sustainable and delicious.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Plus we’re bursting with activities to take part in too – whether it’s den building or our themed quiz trail, we’ve got something for everyone.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

  • For full information and prices for the events at Burton Mere Wetlands nature reserve and other RSPB Big Picnic events taking place around the UK, visit events.rspb.org.uk/bigpicnic
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