Stunning limestone pavements, ancient woodlands, intimate orchards and meadows and an impressive coastline make Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty one of England's finest landscapes. The work of the AONB Partnership aims to conserve and enhance this extraordinary place now and for the future.
Spooktacular fun at RSPB Leighton Moss
October 24th, 2016
Wild families are invited to take part in a variety of spooky activities at RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay nature reserve this half term holidays.
‘Nature Up-close’ is a special microscope event which provides visitors with the chance to get up-close and personal with some of the weird and unusual wildlife at Leighton Moss. Drop-in sessions take place on Wednesday 26 October and 2 November, between 1-3 pm.
Families are also invited to discover the “Monsters of the Moss” during the holidays. This spooky self-led family trail will reveal gruesome and gross secrets of the creatures that make Leighton Moss their home by day and night. The event runs from Monday 24 October to Sunday 6 November in addition to the “brilliant bearded tits” family trail, which is on every day in October, drop in between 9.30 am-3.30 pm. Normal admission charges apply to non-members (RSPB members free).
Visitors to Leighton Moss looking for some spooktacular fun this Halloween are invited to join staff and volunteers at the “Bats, Bones and Broth” events at dusk. Families can complete the ‘Monsters of the Moss’ trail by torchlight, meet real live bats in the bat cave, enter the barn of bones if they dare and then warm up by the fire. Those who dress up as a ‘creature of the night’ are also in with a chance of winning a petrifying prize. The cafe will be concocting warming broths in their cauldrons and other terrifyingly tasty treats to buy. Torches essential, broomsticks optional! This special evening event will take place on Thursday 27 October and 3 November, drop in between 5-7 pm. Cost £3.50 per child.
Venue: RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay nature reserve, Myers Farm, Storrs Lane, Silverdale, LA50SW.
Contact: For further details visit rspb.org.uk/leightonmoss or phone the visitor centre on 01524 701601.
Photo: © Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)