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Summer Programme

Please check here for any late details and in the case of doubtful weather do check with the contacts given for an event, in case of cancellation or postponement. For more information and, if possible, to confirm attendance, ring the numbers given below. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs. Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear are strongly recommended. Most are easy walks but one or two may be more demanding - please enquire if you have any questions. Bring a packed lunch for the all-day events. There is no charge but donations to the Wildlife Trust are always welcome.

September 13 Friday 10:30 AM–3:00 PM A guided walk from Glasson Dock and along part of the Lancaster Canal

Meet at Meet at Glasson Dock Car Park. Grid Ref. SD 447 559.
A circular walk looking at the wildlife along the pathways bordering the estuary and along the canal.
Bring a packed lunch and a drink. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear.
Contact Cis Brook 01524 752280

The next winter programme has not been finalised. Come back in a month or two.

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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August 20 Tuesday 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Discovering Science & Nature Event

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August 24 Saturday 12:30 PM–2:30 PM Wild Woodlands Family Event

Come along to test your family’s survival skills with den building, exploring and playing games. Please book in advance. Our session is suitable for ages 5 years and upwards.

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

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