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Exciting things are happening at Severn Valley Country Park this Easter

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Shropshire Council rangers are having an egg-cellent time preparing for all the fun activities happening this Easter at Severn Valley Country Park. The Easter Bunny will be joining us for a 2.5km fun run; there’ll be self-led trail and story time with The Highway Rat; children can get gardening and create suncatchers, and as well as having a go at a bushtucker trial.

The visitor centre and café will be open every day from Friday 30 March 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018 from 11am-5pm. We have delicious fresh bean coffee, bread from a local bakery and many other tasty treats our café menu.

Each day a self-led trail will be available to collect from the visitor centre. It tells the story of the Highway Rat while following an exciting trail around the park. If you want to hear the full story of the Highway Rat, you can join our ranger on Wednesday 4 April (£4 per child) for story time at Severn Valley.

Sarah Fortune, Severn Valley Country Park

Assistant ranger Sarah Fortune getting ready for all the events at the park.

Every Thursday of the holidays, we’ll be holding drop in session between 11am-1pm. On Thursday 5 April, as spring is the perfect time to get out in the garden, the children can join us in planting mini herb gardens to take home (£5 per mini garden). The following week, on 12 April, our younger visitors can make suncatchers from both paper and biscuits (£3.00 per child).

For the more adventurous children out there, why not come along to our Bush Tucker Fun on Wednesday 11 April (£4 per child). Be brave, try the ‘What’s in the Box?’ challenge, and feast on real bugs!

At the end of the Easter holidays (Sunday 15 April), with the help of Severn Rivers Trust, something very fishy will be going on at Severn Valley. Join us for a 3-mile range led riverside ramble at 10am (£4.50 adults, £3 children) to discover all about a forgotten fish species and a ruined farmstead hidden in the valley. Between 11am-3pm, there will be a free drop-in craft session to make your own fish, and between 2pm-4pm why not join a ranger for pond dipping on Elfin Pool (£2.50 per child), as we celebrate World Fish Migration Day.

Finally, as if that wasn’t enough, join us for Small Mammal Trapping on Friday 20 April 9am-11am (£3 adults, £2 children) to discover all about the mammals that call Severn Valley their home with Sam Devine-Turner from Shropshire Mammal Group. Please call 07458 087305 to book.

For more details about all our activities or to book your place, please call the team at the visitor centre on 01746 781192.