Turn Sherlock on Wainwright this half term

Published on: 12 Feb 2014

Half-term hols are set to bring a local explorer to life at a leading national park attraction.

Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere, has buckets of fun from delving into the world of Wainwright to catching up with Charlie the chinchilla.

The whole week is packed with activities, many of them free. Ruth Suddaby, Learning Coordinator, explained that the new History Detectives session should be particularly fun.

"This year we're encouraging children to explore a day in the life of the famous author Alfred Wainwright. They can see his school report, read his letters and even have a go at finishing his sketches!"

Turn up for sessions on Monday (17 February), Wednesday (19 February) and Friday (21 February).

Wednesday (19 February) is a bonanza for birdwatchers, with volunteers on hand in the bird hide to offer expert help. The Wild Art session on Tuesday (18 February) is a great way to unleash creativity.

Fancy checking out a chinchilla? Or saying hello to a hedgehog? Places are already booking up to meet furry friends from Silverband, from sugar gliders to polecats, on Thursday (20 February).

Ruth added: "Our café is a great spot to treat yourself to a warming hot chocolate before heading out to our brilliant adventure playground and glorious grounds. The snowdrops are out, and the daffodils aren't far behind."

Check out the full programme and booking information on www.brockhole.co.uk/whatson

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