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Heysham Nature Reserve

  • LOCATION: Heysham Nature Reserve & Heysham Power Station’s Visitor Centre are on Moneyclose Lane, LA3 2UW
  • NATURE & DISCOVERY TUESDAYS: Joint family events run by Lancashire Wildlife Trust & Heysham Power Station’s Visitor Centre.
  • BOOKING: When booking an event, we will ask for contact details to inform you of any changes that may occur and we advise that you ring before planning to come along to any events.
  • RESTRICTIONS: Children should be accompanied by an adult at all events.
  • DOGS: There is a No Dogs Policy (except registered assistance dogs) within the main area of the Nature Reserve.
  • DISABLED ACCESS: We regret disabled access is limited in the Nature Reserve as paths can be steep and uneven
  • CONTACT: Heysham Power Station Visitor Centre on 01524 868451 or to book and for any information.

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October 21 Monday 12:30 PM–2:30 PM Broomsticks, Bats and Bones

Join us for some Halloween woodland crafts to make a broom with Sam Ansell, dig out a pumpkin and join on a skeleton scavenger hunt. This event is for children aged 4+ but there will be crafts for younger children. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
£1 donation per family

November 29 Friday 10:00 AM–11:45 AM Nature Tots at Christmas

Why no join us for a festive tots session with a short trail, crafty decoration making and writing a letter to Father Christmas. You can then go out and post it. Booking is necessary with healthy snack and refreshments provided. Suitable for ages 1 to 5 years.
£2 donation per child to pay on arrival.

November 30 Saturday 10:00 AM–12:30 PM Willow & Rush Decoration Workshop

Why not join us for either of our festive crafty sessions making wreaths, stars, snowmen or baubles out of willow along with a chance to make an angel or reindeer out of rush. All welcome but suitable for 5 + with guidance from parents and ourselves leading the session. Places are limited so please book in advance.
£4 donation per person to pay on arrival.

November 30 Saturday 1:30 PM–4:00 PM Willow & Rush Decoration Workshops

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December 7 Saturday 10:00 AM–3:00 PM Dear Father Christmas

Come along to Heysham to write your Christmas letter to Father Christmas and then follow the winter trail and post your letters in the Reserve. Father Christmas’s helpers will be there to guide you on your visit and help you make some decorations to. No need to book and refreshments are provided. Suitable for ages 3 and up.
£3 donation per child to pay on arrival.

December 8 Sunday 10:00 AM–3:00 PM Dear Father Christmas

As December 7