‘Egg-citing’ events ahead for old and young at RSPB reserve

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A host of fun activities for all ages is being offered by the RSPB this spring - with Easter events, bug hunts and birdspotting cruises.

From April 10 a series of ‘Mini Monster Bug hunt’ sessions begin - which offer an fun and educational day out at Frampton Marsh RSPB Nature Reserve.

The RSPB says: “Dare you brave the world of tiny terrors? You can join our fearless leader on an expedition to find bugs, beetles and other creepy-crawlies.”

The sessions are suitable for children aged five-12 and run from 11am-12pm and 2-3pm on the chosen dates (weather permitting) until August 29. Entry is £3 per child and booking is essential.

Looking ahead to the run up to Easter - there will be a series of Easter Egg Hunts taking place at the reserve - and online in an unusual ‘virtual egg hunt’ - which also offers participants real prizes.

At the reserve, visitors can follow the tricky trail around the reserve (allow an hour) and crack the clues to solve the ‘egg-citing’ puzzle and claim a chocolate reward. This is suitable for children aged four and above.

The session run from 10am-4pm every day from Saturday, April 5, until Sunday, April 20.

There is a suggested donation £2 per child.

The virtual easter egg hunt runs from April 5-21, 10am-4pm, and participants can attempt to find the eggs hidden around the reserve.

A spokesman for Frampton Marsh RSPB explained: “When you do, take a selfie with your phone, ‘like’ us on Facebook (facebook.com/rspblincs) and post the picture. You’ll be entered into a draw to win a hamper of Easter goodies. The more eggs you find, the more entries into the competition!”

Then from April 25, the RSPB’s Wash cruises on the Boston Belle begin - offering people a chance to glimpse the rare sight of unusual feathered visitors and seals around the Wash – the UK’s most important estuary for wildlife.

The coastline has some of the best saltmarsh and mudflats in the country, supporting thousands of birds on their migration. On average, 65 different species are spotted each trip.

For details and tickets visit http://southhollandcentre.co.uk/2013/01/31/rspb-boat-cruise