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Twig Hunt and Keep Warm Trail

Ruth Piddington, twig trail

Children and families are invited to follow the ‘Twig Hunt and Keep Warm Trail’ round Beacon Park this January and February.

The team at Beacon Park has launched a new trail to help children identify some common British trees simply by looking at their twigs. The trail also has some fun exercise challenges to keep trail-goers warm along the way.

There is also a wheelchair friendly, accessible version of the trail on offer. 

To help explorers, the trees in the trail have been painted with an organic blue circle that will wash away over time.

The trails cost £1 each and will be available from the Ranger Station every day from 25 January to 24 February 2019, between 9.30am and 3pm.

Councillor David Leytham, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for Leisure, said:

“This trail is a great way to get children to take an interest in nature and to tell different trees apart, while taking some healthy exercise. It’s a great lead in to our programme of half term activities which include hobby horse workshops, archery, tennis, street golf and more.”

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Posted on Monday 28th January 2019

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