July 20, 2022 9.46 am This story is over 23 months old

Go wild as Wildlife Day returns to Waters’ Edge in Barton

Follow the nature trail or go pond-dipping

Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre and Country Park will be taken over by all creatures, great and small on Sunday 31 July for the annual Wildlife Day.

The free family event will take place between 10am and 4pm at the centre, on the bank of the river in Barton upon Humber.

Pond-dipping, toad rescue, plant ID walks and a nature trail will be among the activities on offer in the paddock and around the Country Park.

Visitors can handle slippery snakes and scary spiders with Lion Learners, create a magical Wildflower wand or help to rescue toads and release them back into the park.

Let the creative geniuses behind Fantastic Faces paint your face with so many amazing designs to choose from. Join Pentangle Pottery in making a clay hedgehog you can take away on the day.

Visit Alpacas & Friends to pet and feed miniature pygmy goats, bunny rabbits, alpacas, and lambs. Only £2.50 per person.

We will be hosting a selection of food stalls including Love Hog Roast and ice cream stall. Enjoy sweet treats from Doughnut Dreams, Sarah’s Sweet Treats, Beardy Man Cheesecakes.

Outside in the paddock, exhibition stands include:

  • The Woodland Trust
  • RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
  • South Yorkshire Badger Group
  • British Divers Marine Life Rescue
  • The Yorkshire Bat Group
  • Andrew’s Hedgehog Hospital
  • Jerry Green Dog Rescue
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
  • Canine Partners
  • Voluntary Action NE Lincs
  • Ren’s Rescue
  • Alpacas & Friends
  • Northern Optics
  • Pudz animal Sanctuary
  • Pauline’s Plants
  • North Lincolnshire Fostering and Adoption
  • Pentangle Pottery
  • Fantastic Faces
  • Lifecycles Herbal Medicine
  • Admission to the park and visitor centre is free. Most of the activities are free, some may carry a small charge.
  • Activities must be booked on the day. Limited places are available so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

A full programme of events is available from the visitor centre, pop in or call 01652 631500.

The Honey Pot Café will be open throughout the day serving a range of homemade meals or you might like to bring a picnic to enjoy on the outdoor sundeck.

Parking outside the visitor centre is for disabled and people with mobility problems. The main car park is at the entrance and extra parking is available at the Humber Bridge viewing area. There is an optional £3 parking donation in the main visitor’s car park.