Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Secret World this Half-term

February 5, 2018

Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill, Somerset is encouraging children and their parents to join the charity’s Wild Academy and explore the great outdoors this February half-term.

The charity has organised a series of interactive workshops on Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th February from 10am until 12 noon to help keep children entertained during the school holidays.

Samantha Hannay, Head of External Relations at Secret World, said: “Parents often struggle to find things for their children to do during half-term, which is one of the reasons why we set up the Secret World Wild Academy.

“It also fits in with our ethos of educating the public at large about our work and the plight of British wild animals. We hope these fun but educational workshops will help children develop a love and appreciation for our amazing native wildlife and teach them valuable preservation skills.

“Visitors will also have the opportunity to find out more about Secret World and what it takes to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured wild animals.”

On Tuesday 13th February, the Wild Academy will be running a Brilliant British Birds workshop. Youngsters will learn which birds to look out for in winter and how to make a bird feeder, which they can take away and use in their garden at home. They will also get the chance to get up close and personal with a British bird of prey!

On Wednesday 14th February, children attending the Winter Wildlife workshop will find out what our wildlife gets up to during the cold winter months, from hibernating hedgehogs to sleepy badgers and juvenile swans. They will also be able to go on a nature walk to hunt for signs of wildlife and make feeders to take home.

On Thursday 15th February, Secret World’s Education Officer will be inviting children to venture into Millennium Wood to discover the different types of winter trees, play games and make clay tree spirits. They’ll also plant a tree to provide shade and fruit for the charity’s injured residents.

The charity welcomes all accompanied children to the Wild Academy sessions but these are primarily suitable for children aged five to 11 and cost £6 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult who can attend the workshops free of charge.

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Notes to editors:

About Secret World Wildlife Rescue

  • Secret World Wildlife Rescue is one of the South West’s leading wildlife rescue charities (charity number 1097119) based in East Huntspill in Somerset.
  • Secret World Wildlife Rescue cares for more than 5,000 sick, injured and orphaned animals each year.
  • As well as being a respected source of expertise and a centre of excellence where British wildlife receives the best care, Secret World has an extensive volunteer programme and engages with schools to promote respect for wildlife and the environment, adding further benefits to the local community.
  • As Secret World does not receive any government funding, it relies entirely on the generosity of supporters and donors to carry out this important work for British wildlife.
  • The charity’s website is

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