Chance to learn about plants and animals at half term events

A moorland stream and wildflowers come under the spotlight on a range of children’s half term activities at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby.

Run by the North York Moors National Park Authority’s education team, the activities provide a fun environment for children to learn more about the plants and animals in their local area.

Bank Holiday Monday (30 May) offers a day of fun for all the family with the Whitby Company of Archers who will be in residence from 10am to 4pm at the centre offering hands-on instruction in this ancient sport.

Wellies are needed for the morning’s activity from 10.30am to noon on Tuesday 31 May as children discover what creatures live in our moorland streams while in the afternoon (1.30pm to 3.30pm), a short walk to spot and sketch wildflowers is on offer.

The week’s activities finish with a Teddy Bears Picnic in the morning from 10.30am to 11.45pm and a woodland hideaway activity in the afternoon 1.30pm to 4pm building shelters from natural materials.

Sally Ann Smith, events and exhibitions co-ordinator for the National Park Authority, said: “Our half term events offer fresh air, fun and will get kids looking at the countryside in a whole new light.”

Charges for the half term events range from £3 to £7 and age restrictions may apply.

More information is available at www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/events. Archery is a drop in event but booking is advisable for all other activities - call (01439) 772738 to book a place.