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Moor free fun for families throughout August

This is an archived press release

Thursday 21 July 2005

21 July 2005

Moor free fun for families throughout August

Families looking for a different day out in the school holidays should try one of eight Family Fun Days based around the Peak District moorlands.

The Moors for the Future Partnership, which is restoring rare moorland habitats, is holding the Family Activity Days at sites easily accessible from towns neighbouring the Peak District National Park.

On offer will be map making, story telling, treasure chests, puppet making, bog books, and a chance to create life size Peat Bog people.

No booking is required, all the events are free, and people can drop in any time between 10am and 4pm.

Dan Boys, Moor Care Ranger says "The events aim to provide free creative experiences for all the family which will also serve to develop a greater understanding of the fragile, yet wonderful moorlands of the Peak District National Park."

The dates and places are: Monday August 1, Stanton-in-the-Peak Village Hall; Thursday August 4, Dunford Bridge (Broadhills car park at Winscar Reservoir); Monday August 8, Marsden Parochial Hall; Thursday August 11, Hayfield Caravan Club site, Kinder Road; Monday August 15, Flash Village Hall; Thursday August 18, Edale, next to the Peak Centre, Champion House; Monday, August 22, Tintwistle, Longdendale Environmental Classroom, near Glossop; and Thursday August 25, Longshaw Estate (National Trust centre), two miles east Hathersage.

For further information, call 01433 621656 or visit the website, www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk.

Moors for the Future is an 11-partner organisation, based in Castleton, carrying out a £4.7m restoration of the Peak District moorland and blanket bog, which is more threatened than the South American rainforest and found in only three other places in the world. It is largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This is an archived press release

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