Festive fun at Potteric Carr

Festive fun at Potteric Carr
Festive fun at Potteric Carr

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is getting into the festive spirit, with plenty to celebrate at Doncaster’s top nature reserve, Potteric Carr.

Special Christmassy-themed events this December get under way today and will have all the family feeling merry.

First up is a crafty session making beautiful lanterns from willow grown on the nature reserve, which kids are welcome to take home with them to decorate their own rooms or garden.

Once the lanterns have been created, staff at Potteric Carr will lead the family out onto the site for a bit of a Christmas sing-a-long by candlelight. This event will run from 3pm-5pm today and good singing voices are optional!

A week later on Sunday 14th December Potteric Carr will be welcoming a very special visitor – Father Christmas himself!

Due to land at 10.30am, the big man himself is due to stay around for two hours and hopes to give out plenty of presents to lucky visitors, whilst squeezing a bit of bird watching in on the side.

Details of all events coming up at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve and at other sites can be found at www.ywt.org.uk/whats-on. All events need to be booked in advance by calling 01904 659570 and cost £5 per child (or £3 if a member of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust).

Kat Woolley, Inspiring People Officer at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust said:

“If you are the sort to ignore Christmas until the night before, then Potteric Carr is still the perfect place to escape the hustle bustle, with winter an interesting time on the site with plenty of birds moving through including flocking tits and thrushes, starlings gathering in great acrobatic displays and elusive bitterns hiding in the reeds. For those feeling less bah humbug and more deck the halls then our Christmas themed events are ideal for you and your family.”

For more information about Potteric Carr Nature Reserve please visit www.ywt.org.uk/potteric-carr.