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WWT Arundel Wetland Centre Press Release, January 2024

Feathered family fun: WWT Arundel announces bird-themed activities for February half-term

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre will be hosting a fun-filled festival of bird-themed events for February half-term, giving families a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get up close with the UK’s greatest winter wildlife.

Taking place from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February, ‘The Big Hideout’ will see WWT Arundel turn its hides into Hideouts filled with bird feeder and binocular crafts, Beginner birdwatcher sessions, exploring bird beak activity and lots more for all the family to enjoy.

Binoculars and telescopes will be available in the Discovery hide, and experts on wetland nature will be on hand to help guests discover many of the birds that flock to the centre from around the world in the colder months.

Budding and seasoned bird spotters alike should be on the lookout for cattle egrets, lapwing, marsh harriers and kingfishers.

Lizzy Pearce, Learning Manager at Arundel Wetland Centre commented:

“It’s amazing what you can see when you hide in the right place. This February half-term, our bird hides will become the perfect Hideouts for families to spend a fun-filled day together discovering incredible winter wetland wildlife.”

As well as The Big Hideout, families visiting Arundel Wetland Centre this February half-term will be able to enjoy lots of other wild and wonderful activities, including:

· Booking a ride on the Wetland Discovery Boat Safari

· Follow the Quentin Blake at WWT: Drawn to Water Trail

· See the warden talks and Diving Duck Fish feed a noon

· Meet the Pelican Keepers at their talk and feed at 2 pm each day

All Big Hide Out activities are included in admission or free for members and children aged four and under.

For more information and to book tickets, visit WWT Arundel.

About WWT

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre is a 62 acre nature reserve with a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) reedbed, wet grassland habitats that reflect the Arun River flood plain and eight wildlife hides to experience British wildlife.

The site is home to nesting kingfishers, nesting sand martins and hatching ducklings each spring. Half of WWT Arundel houses a living collection of rare or threatened wildfowl in natural exhibits.

Boat safaris through a reedbed can be booked each day. The site is open 10am-4.30pm, seven days a week this Visit

Our natural world is in trouble. But, at WWT, we know there’s a wondrous solution. You’ll find it wherever water meets land.

Wetlands are super-powered ecosystems. But we are losing them at a staggering rate. These wildlife-teeming, flood-buffering, water-purifying, mood-lifting, carbon-sinking habitats need our help.

That’s why we’re on a mission to restore wetlands and empower everyone to do the same. From getting muddy outdoors and taking action, to forming partnerships at a scale we’ve not seen before and rallying governments worldwide, we’re leading the way.

We’re sharing the wonders of wetlands and building a global community of nature lovers who will champion wetlands and help wildlife bounce back.

WWT is a charity that is actively restoring wetlands in the UK and globally. But we can’t do it alone. Every action we take together, large or small, will help wetlands burst with life once more.

Because when wetlands flourish, all life will flourish.