October half term at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre includes pond dipping for mini-beasts, creepy crafts sessions and spooky temporary tattoos. Families can go ‘wild’ on two natural play areas, ride the Wetlands Discovery Boat Safari and see the sea ducks dive for fish - all included in the admission price. Hand feed ducks, geese and swans from around the world with grain available from the gift shop.
Special spooky events this half term are Pumpkin Carving workshops on Oct 28, 29 and 30. For £5 you can decorate a hollowed out pumpkin to take home for Halloween. On Halloween day children seven and up can attend the Wetland Witch’s Potions Class for £3 to learn the darker secrets of wetland plants and learn to write spells with quill feather pens.
The WWT gift shop has insect masks, rubber bugs and other creepy crawlies for kids while the Water’s Edge Cafe is serving pumpkin muffins along with your cappuccino and spider-shaped biscuits for children.
Tues 28 Oct – Thurs 30 Oct
Pumpkin Carving at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road Arundel BN18 9PB
Decorate a great pumpkin to take home for Halloween! The treat is each pumpkin has been hollowed out and is ready to work on. Learn the tricks of carving it with funny features!
Time slots 10.30 – 11, 11.30 – 12, 1 – 1.30 and 2-2.30. Please book your timeslot in advance for this 30 minute workshop by calling 01903 881530.
Booking essential £5 a pumpkin
Thurs 31 Oct
Wetland Witch’s Potions Class at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road Arundel BN18 9PB
Teasel treats warts. Loosestrife clears eye pus. Fleabane fights fleas. Some plants have dark histories and some are even poisonous! Learn some gross wetland secrets about wild plants while mixing up potions with the Wetland Witch - includes using a feather quill to record your spells on parchment!
Select a time slot 12.30 – 1.30pm or 2-3pm.
£3 per child, accompanying adult is free, Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Minimum 7 years of age.
Admission price to WWT Arundel: Adults £11.95, Concession £9.50, Children £6. Under 4 admitted free. WWT members: free
WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PB is open from 9:30-4:30pm seven days a week. Call 01903 881530 for more information on events or visit www.wwt.org.uk/arundel
Published 7th October 2014
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