Cracking Easter holiday events at Peak District Visitor Centres

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Monday 30 March 2009

30 March 2009

Cracking Easter holiday events at Peak District Visitor Centres

Castleton Visitor Centre
Spring Fun Days at Peak District National Park visitor centres will show how nature stages its own Easter egg-stravaganza in the wild.

Children can join in free fun activities while learning how to protect wild birds and other creatures at this crucial time of year for raising young in the national park. Games, competitions, painting, mask-making and nature walks will all be on offer.

Along the way, youngsters can learn the importance of keeping dogs on leads so they do not disturb nests, cutting down on fire-risks and caring for the countryside.

Spring Fun Days are being held at:

  • Bakewell Visitor Centre, Bridge Street, Tue-Wed April 7-8, 10am-5pm.

Activities will include making bee and bug homes, a Countryside Code poster competition, and riverside nature walks at 12noon and 2.30pm (please book ahead for the walks on 01629 813227).

  • Moorland Centre, Edale, Good Friday April 10, 11am-4pm.

Children can make bird and animal masks, play the Beak Game, help create a wildlife collage, paint an Easter egg picture and do quizzes.

  • Castleton Visitor Centre, Easter Monday April 13, 11am-4pm.

Drop in and try mask-making, collage-creating, wear a bird beak, colour an egg picture and do wordsearches and quizzes.

And in addition, Peter Harrison, of Castleton Historical Society will present a talk and photo-presentation on the History of Castleton, Sunday April 12, 2pm at Castleton Visitor Centre.

For more details on any of the events, contact the enquiry-line on 01629 816558 or email

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