Ham Woods Easter nature trail huge success

Families were out in numbers for our Easter nature trail – which meant we had to re-stock with Easter eggs!

It was a beautifully sunny day as we welcomed families to Ham Woods for a whole range of Easter and nature themed activities for children this half term. We started off with a nature trail which had children answering a series of questions as they collected letters along the trail completing an Easter phrase to win a chocolate egg.

After the trail there were light refreshments before the local children got to carry out a range of activities including planting sunflowers and wild flowers, or hunting for creepy-crawlies or spotting wildlife.

 Emmie from Devon Wildlife Trust showed people how to make their own plant pots using newspaper and cardboard which was biodegradable and good for the environment as well as explaining about British wildlife and the animals people could expect to see in their local area.

Housing staff Natalie Samuels, Selina Commander, Heidi Bavin and Tina Almeida put on the popular event and were really pleased with the turn out.

Heidi said: “We wanted to put on a nature themed event to teach children about wildlife and the environment and we were a little worried not many people would come down but we’re absolutely blown away with how popular it has been. We had to pop back up to the supermarket to re-stock on Easter eggs because we didn’t realise how busy it would be!

“Everyone’s had so much fun and I think the children have enjoyed themselves, not to mention how pleased we are with the fantastic weather we’ve had today.”