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Fun family activities at Longshaw

This is an archived press release

Thursday 19 April 2007

19 April 2007

Fun family activities at Longshaw

Families looking for a different day out should come along to celebrate the opening of a new Moorland Discovery Centre on Saturday April 28 in the Peak District National Park.

The Moors for the Future Partnership, which is restoring rare moorland habitats, is holding a free Community Open Day at the centre, set in the grounds of the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate two miles east of Hathersage, near the Fox House pub.

On offer will be mask-making, story-telling, a climbing wall, children’s activities, exciting audio trails and much more.

No booking is required, all the events are free, and people can drop in any time between 11am and 4pm.

Rachael Kerr, Learning Discovery Officer says “The event aims to provide free fun activities for all the family and a special preview of the Moorland Discovery Centre, which will serve as a base for school and group visits to develop a greater understanding of the fragile, yet wonderful moorlands of the Peak District National Park.”

The new life-long learning centre at the gateway between Sheffield and the Peak District National Park will offer innovative educational programmes for students of all ages from primary to adults. The centre is also available to hire as a unique venue for talks and courses

For further information, call 01433 637907 or visit the website, www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk.

Moors for the Future is a partnership of conservation and landowners' organisations, based in Edale, carrying out a £4.7m restoration of threatened Peak District moorland and blanket bog. Britain's peat bogs store more carbon than all the forests in the UK and France together, thus combating climate change. It is largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This is an archived press release

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