On Saturday 12th October 10am-2pm, there will be a free outdoor play and nature themed event in West Park – Welly Walk and Nature Needs You.
This year, the popular, giant storytelling tepee den is back, complete with soft cushions and fairy lights to create a cosy atmosphere for children listening to Enid Blyton inspired tales. There will also be a mini forest school, hands on flint fire lighting lessons along with marshmallow toasting, den building, a static bush craft display, birds of prey, storytelling, birdwatching, creepy crawlies and a Welly Wander around the park. The Welly Wander will involve locating footprints around the park and carrying out a small activity to help see the wonder in the great outdoors. Families can drop in at any time during the event to collect their clue sheet.
Helena Gowler, Community Engagement Officer for Macclesfield Town Council commented that ‘When Welly Walk and Nature Needs You comes around, we know that autumn is truly here. There is something special about the changing seasons and pulling wellies on to play outside. With this event, we hope to inspire children and families to spend more time outdoors and making connections to the natural world, even when it is cold and wet!’
The free event which is organised by Macclesfield Town Council, is designed to encourage outdoor play throughout the cooler seasons. This is the third time the event has been held and will be delivered together with Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers.
The area to the side of West Park café will be used for the event.