The National Trust’s ‘Go Wild’ activity at Wellington Monument on Monday 30th July attracted more that 60 children, their parents and carers for 4 hours of butterfly and bug collecting and craft work in the natural environment of the Blackdown Hills.
Emma Jones, Community, Engagement and Fundraising Officer for the National Trust and her team brought along butterfly nets, sample jars, information packs and craft resources for the first session. And there are more to come during the school holiday. ‘Go Wild’ will happen each Monday until 27 August from 10am to 2pm and each week the activities will change. Next week – Monday 6th August – the activity is kite-making and after that ‘wild art’.
Emma said, “It’s been a wonderful morning with lots of children having a great time here next to the Monument. We want to make them aware of and enjoy the Monument as an important part of the local community.”
It may not have been the perfect weather of recent weeks but wellies, waterproofs and improvised shelters were all part of the adventure – one which children and their parents clearly enjoyed.
‘Go Wild’ is free but donations of £2 for the National Trust are welcome.