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Full programme of events for the Festival at Ferry Meadows Park 23-30 May, 2015

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  • Events Programme 23 - 30 May 2015

  • Welcome to the Wildlife Festival Peterboroughs first Wildlife Festival has a packed programme of events

    and activities throughout the week at various locations across the city.

    Come along to discover the wonderful wildlife that is on our doorstep and the

    amazing conservation work that local organisations do in order to protect and

    preserve the homes of these animals, birds and plants.

    Free events are happening throughout the week so keep an eye out for this logo on the event listings

    Please note that many of the organisations are registered charities and receive little or no government

    funding. If you would like to make a donation to help towards to the costs of running the event then

    please do. All donations are gratefully received! Keep up to date with the latest information...

    #pbwildlifefest on Twitter for all the latest news and information about

    Peterboroughs first ever Wildlife Festival!

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  • All this week at Ferry Meadows Country Park No need to book just turn up to enjoy ...

    Captains Folly Boat Ride

    Take a boat ride around

    Overton Lake to discover the

    wildlife that lives in and around

    the water of Ferry Meadows

    Country Park. Spotter Sheets

    available.

    (2.50 for children up to 16

    years, 5.00 for adults)

    Visitor Centre

    Pop into our Visitor Centre to

    view the sightings board and

    watch live camera feeds from

    our tern islands on the lake or

    our nest boxes within the park.

    This is also your one stop shop

    for wildlife related gifts for all

    ages.

    (Open 10am - 5pm throughout

    half term)

    Wildlife Detective Trail

    Collect a trail sheet from the

    Visitor Centre then hunt for

    clues as you walk around Ferry

    Meadows. Return to the Visitor

    Centre to claim your prize.

    (50p trail sheet)

    Ferry Meadows Miniature

    Railway

    Enjoy a short miniature train

    ride across Ferry Meadows to

    see how much wildlife you can

    spot.

    (1.50 adult/child single, 2.00

    child return, 2.50 adult return)

    Ferry Meadows Caf and

    Lakeside Kitchen and Bar

    After all the fun activities you

    have joined in youll be ready

    for some refreshments, so

    head down to one of the park

    cafes for a selection of hot and

    cold drinks and refreshments,

    some have a wildlife theme!

    Lakeside @ Ferry Meadows

    Why not hire a boat yourself

    and get out onto the lake to see

    what wildlife you can spot?

    (Please call 01733 230291 for

    more information, availability

    and prices)

    Notcutts Garden Centre

    Pop into the Garden Centre at

    the entrance to the Country

    Park to join in a free search for

    wildlife, follow clues and claim

    your prize. Staff will be happy

    to answer questions about

    plants good for wildlife and you

    can stock up on bird food,

    nest boxes and other ways to

    encourage wildlife at home.

  • Saturday 23 May

    Events throughout the week...

    Peterborough Rivercare

    Group

    10:00am - 4:00pm

    Join some volunteers from

    Peterborough Rivercare Group for

    an introduction and demonstration of

    some of the work they do along the

    River Nene. You will also get the

    opportunity to volunteer with the

    group and see first-hand how the

    work carried out has a positive

    impact on local wildlife

    Suitable: Aged 18 years and above

    Meeting point: Peterborough

    Embankment

    Easy access: Yes

    Booking required: Yes

    Please call 07738061408 or email

    nenerivercare@gmail.com

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    Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May

    Peterborough Bird Club

    11:00am - 12:30pm

    Join Peterborough Bird Club for

    a walk around Ferry Meadows

    identifying birds that visit

    Suitable: All ages & all bird

    watching abilities welcome

    Meeting point: Visitor Centre,

    Ferry Meadows Country Park

    Easy access: Yes

    Booking required: Booking not

    required, limited places, arrive

    early to avoid disappointment

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    Hawk & Owl Trust

    11:00am - 4:00pm

    Find out more about conservation

    work for these beautiful birds

    Suitable: All ages

    Meeting point: Visitor Centre,

    Ferry Meadows Country Park

    Easy access: Yes

    Booking required: No

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    Nature Tots

    10:00am - 11:30am

    A nature themed session which

    includes a craft activity, outdoor

    session and story and song

    time.

    Suitable: 2years - 4years

    Meeting point: Discovery Den,

    Ferry Meadows Country Park

    Easy access: Yes

    Booking required: Yes

    Book early to avoid

    disappointment!

  • Events throughout the week... Monday 25 May

    Froglife Guided Walk

    7:00pm - 9:00pm

    A behind the scenes walk at

    nationally important Hampton

    Nature Reserve managed by

    Froglife. We will ramble in the

    wilderness, hunt for reptiles and

    amphibians and enjoy the

    wonderful outdoors

    Suitable: 8 years +

    Meeting point: Junction between

    Hargate Way and Natures Way

    Easy access: No

    Advisory information: Rough

    terrain, wear sturdy footwear

    Booking required: Please call

    01733 602102 or email

    rebecca.neal@froglife.org

    Tuesday 26 May

    Tree Climbing

    11:00am - 3:00pm

    Join Nene Park Trust

    Rangers and have a go at

    climbing an ancient Elm tree

    Suitable: Children aged

    3years+. Children must be able

    to fit into the harness to be able

    to join in the activity

    Meeting point: Visitor Centre,

    Ferry Meadows Country Park

    Easy access: No

    Booking required: Limited

    availability, timed slots on

    arrival

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    RSPB

    11:00am - 4:00pm

    Pop in to see RSPB and find out

    more about giving nature a home

    Suitable: All ages

    Meeting point: Visitor Centre,

    Ferry Meadows Country Park

    Easy access: Yes

    Booking required: No

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    Ferry Meadows

    Bird Race

    8.30am - 11:30am

    Come down to Ferry Meadows

    and see how many different

    species of birds you can spot .

    This is a great chance to

    improve your bird identification

    skills and have some fun !

    Suitable: All ages

    Meeting point: Visitor Centre,

    Ferry Meadows Country Park

    Easy access: Yes

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  • Tuesday 26 May

    Events throughout the week...

    Kingsdyke Trust Open Day

    12:00 noon - 8:00pm

    Come down and enjoy a fun-filled

    day exploring the wildlife on your

    doorstep! Activities include snake

    handling, fossil hunting, bird

    watching, pond dipping and many

    more

    Suitable: All ages. Children must

    be accompanied by an adult

    Meeting point: Events Marquee,

    Kingsdyke Nature Reserve

    Easy access: Restrictions for

    some activities and areas of the

    reserve. Please call 01553

    630842 for more information

    Booking required: No

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    Look out for further events at

    Kingsdyke Nature Reserve.

    Special Events to be announced!

    Please call 01553 630842 for

    further information

    Bat Walk

    9:00pm - 10:30pm

    Join Nene Park Trusts

    Conservation Officer and

    Peterborough City Councils

    Wildlife Officer on a night time bat

    walk around Ferry Meadows

    Country Park

    Suitable: All ages. Children must

    be accompanied by an adult.

    Meeting point: Visitor Centre,

    Ferry Meadows Country Park

    Easy access: Yes

    Booking required: Yes

    Please call 01733 453543 or email

    wildlife@peterborough.gov.uk

    An Evening with Froglife

    and Buglife

    7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Ever wondered how bugs talk to

    each other or just what our

    amphibians and reptiles are up to

    at this time of year? A light hearted

    evening of talks by Buglife and

    Froglife

    Suitable: All ages. Children must

    be accompanied by an adult.

    Meeting point: Visitor Centre,

    Ferry Meadows Country Park

    Easy access: Yes

    Booking required: Yes

    Please call 01733 201210 or email

    jamie.robins@buglife.org.uk

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    Bug Hunt

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Join the charity Buglife for a bug

    hunt around Ferry Meadows

    Suitable: All ages

    Meeting point: Visitor Centre,

    Ferry Meadows Country Park

    Easy access: Yes

    Booking required: No, drop in

    event

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  • Wednesday 27

    Events throughout the week...

    Bird Watching for

    Beg