Wildly popular Wildlife Day returns to Barton’s Waters’ Edge

Tourism, Museums and The Arts
16:38, Wednesday, 24th July 2019

Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre and Country Park will be taken over by all creatures, great and small on Sunday 28 July for the annual Wildlife Day.

The free family event will take place between 10am and 4pm at the centre, on the bank of the river in Barton upon Humber.

Pond-dipping, mini-beast hunting and nature trails will be among the activities on offer around the country park and visitor centre.

Visitors can get up close with stunning birds of prey with Tony Butler’s Animal Encounters, handle slippery snakes and scary spiders with Lion Learners, take a guided nature walk around the park, or help to rescue toads and frogs.

Create your own handprint art inside the bell tent with Family Hands, or make a bumble bee from clay with Pentangle Pottery.

This year we there will be a variety of food stalls including Pizza Mamma, crepes from Fleur’s Kitchen, Khi-Chu-Ri Indian street snacks, LoveHogRoast. Enjoy sweet treats from Roe’s Farm Dairy and Jamie’s Sweet Emporium, or treat yourself to handcrafted gin from Hotham’s Spirits Ltd.

Inside the visitor centre, exhibition stands include:

  • The Woodland Trust
  • RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
  • South Yorkshire Badger Group
  • Lincolnshire Chalk Streams
  • British Divers Marine Life Rescue
  • The Lincolnshire Bat Group
  • Andrew’s Hedgehog Hospital
  • Jerry Green Dog Rescue
  • Froglife
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
  • N & G Turner Beekepers
  • Lucy’s UK Donkey Foundation
  • Retired Greyhound Trust
  • Canine Partners
  • Birding With Flowers
  • Voluntary Action NE Lincs

Take part in our popular nature trail prize draw with the chance to win a £10 voucher for the Waters’ Edge gift shop. It’s a free, fun activity that will take you on a ramble around the park. Collect your entry sheet from reception.

Admission to the park and visitor centre is free. Most of the activities are free, some may carry a small charge. Activities must be booked on the day. Limited places are available so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

A full programme of events is available from the visitor centre, pop in or call 01652 631500.

The Honey Pot Café will be open throughout the day serving a range of homemade meals or you might like to bring a picnic to enjoy on the outdoor sundeck.

Parking outside the visitor centre is for disabled and people with mobility problems. The main car park is at the entrance and extra parking is available at the Humber Bridge viewing area.