Go wild in your park with the RSPB and Aldi!
In Alexandra Park, Whalley Range throughout August 2017, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) will be delivering free nature activities in Alexandra Park exploring the abundance of nature and wildlife in the park.
Tuesday 1st August
Tuesday 8th August
Tuesday 22nd August
Tuesday 29th August
11am – 4pm
To encourage more children and their families to take a step closer to nature, the RSPB in partnership with Aldi have launched Wild Parks, aimed at getting people to uncover the wild side of their city. Families will be able to join an RSPB expert in parks across 17 UK cities for a range of fun and engaging activities, aimed at helping families take their first steps on their own wild adventure. There are a number of activities on offer ranging from minibeast safaris and scavenger hunts to bioblitzing and national treasure hunts, which are all free and do not require pre-sign up.The RSPB Connecting with Nature report revealed that children in the UK were missing out on a wealth of mental and physical benefits from not spending enough time outside, with only one in five having a healthy connection to nature.
Nature near you is in trouble: 60 per cent of UK species have declined in the last 50 years.
Nature needs children: If the next generation don’t want to protect nature, we will lose it forever. With the amount of time children and families are spending outside in nature in decline, the RSPB and Aldi, are challenging families to get out and go wild in their local city park this summer. Wild Parks also offers the opportunity for families to start their own wild adventure at home with the RSPB Wild Challenge. With 24 activities to choose from, the Wild Challenge will take you from your own back garden to exploring wildlife in towns, cities, woodlands and even the coast. Participants can then log their achievements and collect their bronze, silver and gold awards. To find out more about the RSPB partnership with Aldi, visit here