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NEWS RELEASE No: 167236 APRIL 2018


Easter holidays’ Spring Secrets at Westonbirt Arboretum


Spring family events press release

Spring may be slow in coming this year but at the Forestry Commission’s Westonbirt Arboretum we’re going to be exploring its secrets throughout the Easter holidays with special family events, trails and activities - something to do every day!

At our Spring  Secrets family event you can discover the relationship between trees, their flowers and the insect pollinators who visit them.  You can get involved in art activities making a scented folded insect or a pompom bee! Don’t forget to join our Easter Discovery Challenge to win a small Easter prize.

Explore our amazing early flowering Magnolias and their insect visitors during our Marvellous Magnolias family event – try your hand at making the prettiest felt flowers and other crafts to take home.

On your way in at the Welcome Building be sure to pick up our Bloomin’ Marvellous Spring children’s trail map to help you discover even more on your seasonal family walk around the arboretum  - find and draw catkins, design an insect and search for different Spring wildflowers ticking them off when you spot them.

If you still have the energy after all that follow our Highway Rat Trail in the Old Arboretum – there’s lots to look out for and do on the trail and you a can purchase a Highway Rat pack at the Welcome Building to explore in more detail.

All events are FREE after admission.

Spring Secrets   Tues 3rd – Fri 6th April,     11am – 4pm in the Learning Centre.

Marvellous Magnolias  Tues 10th – Fri 13th April,   11am – 4pm in the Learning Centre.