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Puddle Jumping this Half Term at Slimbridge Wetland Centre


Puddle Jumping this Half Term at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Jump into Nature and Make a Splash at Slimbridge Wetland Centre’s Puddle Jumping Championships this February Half Term (19-27 February)
 
This February Half Term families can grab their wellies, get outside and jump into nature at Slimbridge Wetland Centre as part of a nation-wide competition, being held at WWT wetland centres across the UK.
 
Families should get to Slimbridge early to maximise the fun. Children (and the adults in the party) can perfect their splashing techniques before the main event at ‘practice zones’ set up around the stunning wetlands. Then see who can make the biggest and best splash at daily competitions. Winners will be announced throughout the Half Term and lucky ‘super-splashers’ will receive fantastic prizes!
 
As well as splashing about in puddles there’s lots of other fun activities to join in with including an iSandbox – a twist on your traditional sandpit. Families can stimulate their senses with Slimbridge’s Wetlands Interactive Sandbox. Using augmented reality families can make oceans swirl, lava flow and grass grow!
 
There will also be craft and colouring activities outside Slimbridge’s cinema and families are invited to download the Slimbridge app, Wetland Heroes, to discover the secrets of Slimbridge this Half Term. Other highlights include becoming a real life adventurer at Slimbridge’s Arctic Tundra and meeting the world’s rarest goose, the nene, at Mission Possible.
 
Fran Penny, Visitor Experience Manager from Slimbridge Wetland Centre said:
 
“We know children love jumping in puddles and there’s nothing better on a wet day than putting on your wellies and getting muddy. Our puddle jumping championships are the perfect opportunity for guaranteed family fun whatever the weather.
 
As well as being great fun to jump in, puddles are also mini-wetlands that small wildlife use to feed, drink and bathe. Almost half of the world’s plants and animals depend on wetlands, they really are amazing so come and see for yourself and have lots of fun outdoors.
 
We know that children who enjoy getting closer to nature often grow up to be adults that love the outdoors. So through these championships we’re gently nurturing a love that may help protect wetlands and the wildlife that depend on them for years to come”.

 
To find out more visit wwt.org.uk/Slimbridge or follow #puddlejumping.


Explore Gloucestershire
16 February 2022


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