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Environment Weekend at Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies

Environment Weekend at Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies Dig out your wellies and head to the Environment Weekend at The Follies in Shrewsbury for a fun, educational Whitsun Holiday activity.

Wardens will be accompanying groups on walks at noon, 2pm and 3pm around the historic Follies at Hawkstone Park for visitors to find out more about wildlife and recycling on May 28th, 29th and 30th.

Children can also have a go at bark rubbing and searching for bugs at the venue in Weston-under-Redcastle.

Roger Whitehouse, park manager at the Follies at Hawkstone Park, said the environmental walks had previously been part of their educational visits programme but had proved so popular they had been extended.

“The Environment Weekend is a perfect opportunity to put on your wellies and enjoy some fresh air with all the family,” he said.

“Our wardens will be explaining environmental issues and how we mix tourism with environmental sustainability on the estate.

“We will set up bark rubbing for children so they can see what bark looks like in different ways and go on a bug hunt to see how many insects they can see through a magnifying glass.

“We also have a sensory activity where we blindfold a couple of children for a couple of minutes before removing it to see what they can see in the landscape in front of them to make them more aware of the nature around them every day.

“Hawkstone Park has various recycling areas where we have stations for visitors to deposit litter from their picnics as well as glass and cans and during the walk, wardens will talk about a range of environmental issues such as the compositing of leaves which are blown on to the park.

“We will be running these walks throughout the three-day Bank Holiday weekend and would encourage anyone with an interest in nature and the environment to come along.”

Usual admission charges to The Follies apply to take part in the Environment Weekend of £7 for adults, £4.50 for children, £6 for concessions and family tickets of £22 for two adults and two children and £25 for two adults and three children. Visitors are asked to meet at the Greenhouse for the walks.

The Follies is part of Hawkstone Park which features two Championship golf courses, a six-hole academy course, a 66-bedroom hotel and a restaurant.


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