An egg-cellent day out for the family

The visitor centre at RSPB Frampton Marsh.
The visitor centre at RSPB Frampton Marsh.

Families who visit RSPB Frampton Marsh this Easter are in for an ‘egg-citing’ day of activites.

All through the school holidays, youngsters can turn detective to try to crack the clues on the Easter egg hunt.

After picking up an entry sheet from the visitor centre, they can follow the tricky trail and unscramble the puzzle. Those who get the answers right win a chocolatey reward.

The Easter egg hunt runs from Saturday-April 13, 10 am-4pm each day (last entry 3pm). The hunt is suitable for children aged five-15 and costs £2. Accompanying adults go free.

On Easter Sunday itself, there will be a family fun day from 10.30am to 4pm.

Visitors can have their face painted, plant a sunflower to take home, or make Easter bunny masks.

This costs £4 per child, (£3 for RSPB members), with the action happening in the heated visitors centre.

If the great outdoors is more your children’s thing, introduce them to some feathered friends with the Birds for Kids course. This will teach budding Chris Packhams or Michaela Strachans how to identify birds.

The courses are on Tuesday, and April 7, with sessions at 10.30am and 2pm. Entry is £3 per child (£2.25 for RSPB members), with advance booking essential.

Chris Andrews, visitor experience manager for the reserve, said: “This is an egg-citing time in nature, full of fresh sights, sounds and smells after the winter. An ideal time for you to visit the reserve and have a great time with your kids!”

Details on 01205 724678.