Go Wild this autumn at Porthkerry and Cosmeston


Published 21 October 2014


Rangers are continuing their Go Wild autumn events for children aged 5 to 11 with a Beach Safari at Porthkerry Country Park and a Bird Bonanza at Cosmeston Lakes.


Strandline Safari shackFor the Bird Bonanza at Cosmeston, children will get the chance to investigate fantastic feathers, why birds have beaks, how to use binoculars and identify the water birds of Cosmeston Lakes through experiments and practical hands on experiences. They’ll also be making natural bird feeders and feather crowns while hidden away in a secret bird hide.


And on the Strandline Safari at Porthkerry, children will get the chance to unlock the secrets of the shore by collecting natural items washed up along the strandline from shark eggs to seaweeds. Children will get the opportunity to identify and explore which animals live in our seas, and have a greater understanding of the threats to our shores. Using what they’ve found children will also be shown how to create beautiful natural art prints using the ancient Japanese technique of gyotaku on the beach.


The Beach Strandline Safari on Wednesday 29 October will meet at the Forest Lodge at 10.45am to register. The Bird Bonanza will meet on Thursday 30 October, also at 10.45am, at the Rangers Office.


Both events will cost £3 per person, and children aged 5-7 must be accompanied by an adult.


To book a place on either event, or for any more information, call the rangers on 029 2070 1678.