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Children's Activity Event, Thu 19 Jul 2018, free entry

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Pond Dipping

Pond Dipping

Address

Newton Lane,
Ledston,
Castleford,
WF10 2BH

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Details

TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is to come to Fairburn Ings BioBlitz, as part of the first independent audit of its kind in the UK involving Citizen Science. His goal is to highlight the extent to which the nation’s species are under threat.

On 19 July he’ll be coming to Fairburn Ings, one of 48 sites across the country he’ll be stopping off as part of his UK BioBlitz – nature reserves are not enough! Campaign.

Chris’s UK BioBlitz – nature reserves are not enough! campaign has a serious purpose, as the results of the 2018 audit will be recorded to create a benchmark: this will help measure the rise and fall in numbers of different species on these sites in the future.

Visit www.chrispackham.co.uk to follow the BioBlitz and join the Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/221259578624823/

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

The visitor centre, family trail and Lin Dike trail are accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Lin Dike hide was highly commended in recent Natural Environmental Biffa awards and the site was awarded Quality Assured Status in 2007.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 19 Jul 2018 10:00 to 16:00 10:00 to 16:00

Prices

Free entry

Free event, usual entry charge applies.

Location

Directions

See location of RSPB Fairburn Ings on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 451278  Lat: 53.74481 Long: -1.31660

By Road:
Leave the A1 at junction 42 for the A63, and follow signs for Fairburn village on the A1246. Once in the village turn right at Wagon and Horses public house. At the T-junction turn right, and the reserve is 1.5 miles on the left.

Car parking is free for RSPB members and £3 for non members

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Castleford Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Castleford Bus Station

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

The visitor centre, family trail and Lin Dike trail are accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Lin Dike hide was highly commended in recent Natural Environmental Biffa awards and the site was awarded Quality Assured Status in 2007.