Monday, 17 August 2009

Explore the best nature spots in Leeds

Kids can try their hand at bug hunting and pond dipping over the next two weeks as Ranger Roadshows explore two of the best nature areas in Leeds.

Leeds City Council Parks and Countryside Rangers are running two family fun events on Tuesday 18th August at Chevin Forest Park in Otley and Tuesday 25th August at Meanwood Park to allow families to explore the local wildlife.

Families will be able to take part in activities such as pond dipping, bug hunting and tree trails and also have the opportunity to play wildlife games and do nature-themed arts and crafts.

Both events commence at 1pm and are free of charge. Booking is not required unless there is a large group. For further information on the Chevin Forest Park event contact 0113 237 5207, and for the Meanwood Park event contact 0113 2375320.

Notes to Editors:

These two events are the last in a series of 'Ranger Roadshows' that have occurred over the school summer holidays to celebrate the five best nature areas in Leeds. The first three events where held at Middleton Park, Golden Acre Park and Billy Woods.

The Chevin Forest Park event will meet at Beacon House car park, off York Gate in Otley and the Meanwood Park event will meet in the car park off Green Road in Meanwood.

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Catherine Milburn, Leeds City Council press office,
0113 247 8285, Email: catherine.milburn@leed.gov.uk