Everyday Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will be there with activities for all of the family:
Archaeology box – dig in and see what you discover!
Face painting – Take your pick of colourful faces – a wetland creature perhaps
Pebble painting – a wetland creature perhaps or whatever you have in mind. Place your pebble to help create the meandering river Skerne
Watch our short video about how a group of school children created ‘The Song of the Skerne’.
Vegan Tasters – Why not try one of these sweet/savoury vegan tasters – not only are they delicious but they are kinder on the planet too.
Birdbox making – Make a birdbox or bug hotel with the Discover Brightwater Wetland Trainees. They’ll be able to share with you what they have been learning about and the skills they are developing.
Sculpture trail –why not take a family activity leaflet and discover the amazing wood carved animals which inhabit the park for yourself or there are guided walks on Saturday and Sunday – See our walks schedule for times.
Buy your Discover Brightwater – Billy and the Ox book in the shop for £4.50
Guided walk/talk of Hurworth Burn Reservoir 1.7m 10.30pm and 1.30pm. Click on number …. On the map for the walk details.
Guided walk on Saturday and Sunday from Hardwick Park to Bishops Fen 3.9miles 10 am – 12 pm. Click on the number …. On the map for the walk details.
Guided walk on Saturday and Sunday of the Discover Brightwater Sculpture trail with a family activity leaflet and discover the amazing wood carved animals that inhabit the park. 1pm – 2pm and 2.30pm – 3.30pm.
Heritage crafts – Willow weaving – Make your own miniature willow hurdle
Wetland Expert – Meet our wetland expert and find out how our wetlands are so interesting and important
Perfect your drawing skills with Liz Million – Drop into the Yurt between 10am – 2pm to perfect your drawing skills with Liz Million – author and illustrator of the Discover Brightwater book ‘Billy and the Ox’. After that, there is the Durham Ox drawing activity where you will be able to use these skills for yourself.