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NEWS RELEASE No: 1343225 MARCH 2010

Easter holiday fun at Discover Wistlandpound

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For a fun Easter treat that will get the children out and about and active head to Discover Wistlandpound near Barnstaple.

On Saturday 3 April between 12 noon and 4pm children can take part in the Easter Trail. If they manage to solve all the clues hidden by the Easter bunny they can claim a prize.

Clue sheets costs 2 each and are available from the Discovery Centre. Children of all ages are welcome to take part and there is no need to book in advance.

And the fun doesn’t stop there with two more events planned for the Easter holidays. On Wednesday 7 April children can create ‘natural art’ using materials from the wood and make a bookmark to take home.

Alternatively why not bring them to a Bug Hunt Extraordinaire on Thursday 8 April where they will get the chance to discover the bugs and beasties lurking in the forest.

There will be two sessions on both days to cater for children of different age groups. The first aimed at children aged between four and eight will start at 10am until 12 noon. Older children aged between eight and 12 can then attend the later sessions from 2pm until 4pm. Booking is essential for both the Nature Hunt and Bug Hunt events.

Parking charges apply (2 for the whole day) and people should wear sturdy waterproof footwear, coat and trousers. More information about events at Discover Wistlandpound can be found on the website

1. The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment. Forestry makes a real contribution to sustainable development, providing social and environmental benefits arising from planting and managing attractive, as well as productive, woodlands. Further information can be found at

2. Established in April 2000, South West Lakes Trust is the South West's largest conservation and recreation charity. It was created to encourage, promote and enhance sustainable recreation, access, nature conservation and education on and around over 50 inland waters in the South West for the benefit of all. The Trust is now listed in the top 3,000 of the country’s 190,000 registered charities, attracts some two million visits annually to its venues and visitors contribute around 30 million of much needed inward investment to the local economy. By developing key inland water sites, the Trust has enabled local businesses to grow and develop their own enterprises.

3. Calvert Trust Exmoor provides challenging outdoor activities for people with disabilities to enjoy, together with their friends and family. All activities are on site, we have our own riding stables and indoor and outdoor climbing walls. We also offer sailing, canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, carriage driving, archery and a zip wire. Specialist equipment and highly qualified instructors make activities accessible for all ages and all abilities. In the evening guests use the pool and jacuzzi and there's a sensory room with equipment that's already a favourite. Our accommodation is accessible to all, equipment such as hoists are provided and the food is home cooked. Guests have outdoor adventures that restore their confidence and self esteem. At Calvert Trust Exmoor we focus on what people can do rather than what they can't.

Kirstie Smith, Communications Manager, Forestry Commission on 01392 834249.