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Autumn Explorers - Family Fun at the Great Fen

Location: Great Fen Countryside Centre, Ramsey Heights, Chapel Road , Ramsey Heights, Cambridgeshire, PE262RS
Discover the miniature world thriving this season at Ramsey Heights nature reserve. A fun family event with outdoor activities and crafts.

Event details

Date

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Time
10.30am-12pm and 1-2.30pm
A static map of Autumn Explorers - Family Fun at the Great Fen

About the event

It's the holidays so come back and join in the fun at the Great Fen! Enjoy our favourite activities of mini-beast hunting, pond dipping and den building. Come on a scavenger hunt, make a beautiful foil rubbing artwork and create your own special owl to take home. Most importantly, have fun!

Sessions will run in the morning and afternoon on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28 October. Pre-booking a time slot is essential. Your safety is our priority, so all appropriate social distancing and hygiene measures will be implemented.

How your session will run:

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your session.

A maximum of two households/bubbles can book on to one time slot. We will meet you at the main car park gate to let your vehicle in.

Each group will be led by a different Great Fen team member and your activities will swap over halfway though the allotted time so groups are kept separated. You will be loaned your own pack of equipment to use throughout your visit and these should be returned for cleaning when you leave. Your child's activity packs will of course be theirs to keep.

Toilets will be accessible for event attendees.

All activities will take place outdoors so please wear weather-appropriate clothing, including long trousers and sensible shoes with closed toes. Insect repellent is useful and do bring raincoats. Please also remember to bring your own picnic blanket, as this will be very useful for your family to sit on.

Pocket-money toys will be on sale. Unfortunately no change can be given for cash sales but we can also take contactless card payments.

Booking your tickets:

Please book a ticket for everyone who is attending, as those without a ticket will not be admitted.

There are five ticket options. The minimum sale is for a Family Ticket (Wildlife Trust BCN member or non-member) suitable for up to two adults and two children. For any additional children attending please select the relevant number of Child Tickets (Wildlife Trust BCN member or non-member). For any additional adult guests please select a free Adult Ticket.

In order to comply with Government guidance on meeting people from outside your household, please remember that your Great Fen leader will also constitute one household. Therefore, as per current gathering guidelines, if your family/bubble is actually less than 5 people, you may invite another family to join you as long as the total number of people in your group, including the Great Fen leader, is no more than 6. You must maintain social distancing between yourselves at all times. A single family/bubble does not have the same size restriction as we will still only be two households gathering. We hope this makes sense, but please contact us to clarify if you're still unsure.

COVID-19:

FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE INVOLVED YOU MUST NOT ATTEND this event on the day if:

  • you or anyone in your household has symptoms of coronavirus - a high temperature, a new continuous cough or change to your sense of smell or taste, a sore throat, headache or diarrhea
  • you have coronavirus, or have had in the last 14 days
  • you live with someone who is waiting for a coronavirus test result or who has tested positive in the last 14 days
  • Track and Trace has informed you that you have been in contact with a person who has coronavirus.

Thank you for your co-operation!

Refreshments:

It is a good idea to bring with you a re-useable bottle pre-filled with water or a flask with a hot drink as we are sorry we will not be able to provide drinks here. Please be aware all litter/recycling will need to be taken home with you.

Booking

Price

Family Ticket (up to 2 Adults and 2 Children): members £10, non-members £12. Additional Children: members £5 each, non-members £6 each.

Additional booking information

2 Families/bubbles per slot
Please book a ticket for everyone who is attending, as those without a ticket will not be admitted.
The minimum sale is for a Family Ticket (Wildlife Trust BCN member or non-member) suitable for up to two adults and two children.

Suitable for

Families, Children

Know before you go

Dogs

No dogs permitted

What to bring

Appropriate outdoor clothing, insect repellent, hot and cold drinks, picnic blanket

Parking information

At Ramsey Heights Countryside Centre

Bicycle parking

Yes

Facilities

Toilets
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Rebekah O'Driscoll
Contact number: 01487 815524
Contact email: info@greatfen.org.uk

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