Day of fun at nature reserve’s Wildathon

Lydia and Phoebe Dawkins with dad Paul, helping education leader Alison Mell build a giant bug hotel.
Lydia and Phoebe Dawkins with dad Paul, helping education leader Alison Mell build a giant bug hotel.
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Families showed their wild side in a day of fun at a Wearside nature reserve today.

A ‘Wildathon’ was held at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, in Houghton.

Stroryteller Eileen Osbourne with Olly Wilson.

Stroryteller Eileen Osbourne with Olly Wilson.

There were numerous activities to be enjoyed, with children given the chance to build a home for nature and join in with the build of a giant bug hotel.

Children also took part in yoga on the meadow, while there were crafts activities outside, and book reading in a bookworm corner.

Budding artists designed their own mini-beast or bird, and a resident storyteller was on hand to tell wild stories.

There was also the chance for youngsters to create a wild work of art and leave a sculpture in the woods.

Ava Featonby helps Angela Tomlinson create a clippy mat.

Ava Featonby helps Angela Tomlinson create a clippy mat.

Leigh Johnson, Lynn Moor and Jan Young practice yoga in the meadow.

Leigh Johnson, Lynn Moor and Jan Young practice yoga in the meadow.