Far Ings Visitor Centre opens with a flourish of fabulous events

Thursday 2nd April 2015

Pond dipping at Far IngsPond dipping at Far Ings

The new programme of events at Far Ings got off to an exciting start this week with children discovering the creatures that lurk beneath the surface of ponds. Caddis fly larvae camouflaged in cases made of twigs and leaves were an exciting find and everyone enjoyed making models of them afterwards.

The pond dipping activity on Wednesday (1 April) was just the beginning of a full programme of activities planned for the year ahead at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s Visitor Centre at Far Ings. The centre was flooded during the storm surge at the end of 2013 and it has been a long process to get everything cleaned up and in working order again.

The centre is now fully functional and open to visitors. School groups have started visiting and the Trust has an exciting programme of activities for adults and children planned. A Wildlife Watch group for children, nature tots for under 5’s, special interest courses such as wildlife photography and family activities including pond dipping are all planned in the coming months.

Visitors can also enjoy a cup of coffee in the spectacular viewing gallery whilst taking in panoramic views of the nature reserve and Humber Bridge. The shop and centre is open to the public on Wednesday afternoons, weekends and Bank Holidays. It is staffed by volunteers and could be open more often if enough volunteers are available. The reserve is open every day and it is free to enjoy a walk around the beautiful reed fringed lakes.

Please contact Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust on 01652 637055 or faringseducation@lincstrust.co.uk for more information and to find out about being a volunteer.

Visit our Far Ings pages  and our WildTimeLincolnshire facebook page to find about more about forthcoming events and activities.

Events in April

Wild-Time: Easter Egg Trail – available until Sunday 12 April
Come along to Far Ings Nature Reserve and explore our mystery Easter Egg trail.
With a special prize for every completed trail this is a self-guided trail requiring adult supervision.
Available from the Visitor Centre on Saturdays, Sundays, Good Friday and Easter Monday – between 10am and 4pm, and on Wednesdays between 1pm and 4pm.
£2.50 per trail

Wednesday 8 April
Wild-Play: Pond Dipping - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Investigate the world of underwater wildlife at Far Ings.
Wild-Play: Busy Busy Bees - Help our humble bumblebee with lots of crafts, quizzes and activities that will have you buzzing this spring!
£3 per child per activity or £5 for both
Book by phone 01652 637055 or email faringseducation@lincstrust.co.uk (please include your phone number in your email so we can contact you).

Saturday 11 April - Photography Walk with Mandy West
10:00am - 3:00pm
Locate and identify the wildlife of Far Ings and learn about image composition, photography techniques and fieldcraft skills.
£45 per person. Places must be booked in advance 01652 637055 or faringseducation@lincstrust.co.uk

Thursday 30 April - Wild-Time: Nature Tots
10:00am - 11:30am
A fun wildlife club for the under 5’s. With seasonal activities for your ‘wild’ little ones.
£2 per child
Book by phone 01652 637055 or email faringseducation@lincstrust.co.uk (please include your phone number in your email so we can contact you).

Visit our What's On pages for details of all the events at Far Ings.


Wildlife Watch Group

Sunday 17 May, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Wildlife Watch is an exciting nature club for kids from around 6 to 14 years old. Our group at Far Ings is launching on Sunday 17 May and there will be regular meetings once a month. Between 1:00pm and 3:00pm there will be loads of great wildlife activities to try. Come along and find out about our new group. This is a free event and there’s no need to book.


School visits

The Education Service offered by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust at Far Ings NNR has a wide range of activities ranging from pond dipping and mini-beast hunts, wild art and plant studies, ecological sampling and surveying, right through to team building and practical conservation work. All activities offered can be linked to the National Curriculum or various exam board syllabuses in order to meet your learning requirements.
The Education Centre caters for youngsters from five to eighteen, can deliver activities for Further and Higher Education courses and offers a truly outdoor learning experience.
If you are interested in bringing a school group please contact: Leanne Thomas, Education & Community Officer, on 01652 637055 or email: faringseducation@lincstrust.co.uk 


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