Engaging with families is an important part of our work. By talking to young people about the environment and conservation we can help to ensure that they grow up with an interest in the natural world and that they respect and protect their rivers.
This is why we have organised a range of family fun events during this years summer holidays, including a bat walk in Clitheroe on the 29th August, a family fun day at Avenham Park, Preston on the 29th August, and a family fun day at Witton Park, Blackburn on the 30th August.
Our annual photography competition is also running until the 9th September, the theme this year is river wildlife and there are prizes for the competition winners.
Staff from the Trust can also be found at many of the areas agricultural shows, where we are happy to answer any of your questions and have a good chat about rivers and the Ribble catchment. There are also fun activities for children, including our hugely popular badge maker! Show season is almost coming to an end but you can still find us at the Chipping Show on Saturday 25th August, the Hodder Show on Saturday 8th September, and the Hanson Cement Open Day on Saturday 29th September.
We also have our own Heritage Open Day planned at Edisford Park, Clitheroe on the 15th September. Here we will be showcasing our work and giving visitors the chance to learn more about the Ribble’s wildlife and heritage. There will also be demonstrations using our river table and a model sustainable home, micro-safaris with river invertebrates, the chance to try your hand at fishing, as well as arts and craft activities.