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Children’s University comes to National Trust Formby

Children’s University comes to National Trust Formby

The National Trust at Formby is delighted to be registered as a Learning Destination for the Children's University, a nationwide initiative which aims to promote learning outside school hours. The idea is to get kids involved in various activities with their families, sparking a love of learning, whilst having fun in the process!

While the National Trust already has a number of incentives to encourage children to explore the great outdoors, such as '50 things to do before you're 11¾', it is hoped this new partnership will act as a further way to kindle an interest amongst young people in the countryside and coastline. Participants will get stamps in their 'Passport to Learning' as they complete activities.

The scheme is launching in time for the Christmas holidays, with Make a Kite, Hunt for Bugs and Woodland Bingo just some examples of what is on offer. For more information about the activities available during your visit, please head towards the Membership trailer, open at the

weekends and school holidays between 12pm -3pm. On submission of your evidence, it’s here you will also be able to collect your stamp - don’t forget to take your Passport to Learning! Please note that some activities have a charge for materials.

“We are very pleased to be working with the Children’s University to encourage young people to get out and about and discover this special place. We’ll be offering a range of hands-on fun learning activities over the coming months from bug hunting to kite flying – perfect for bringing the family together to work off that Christmas pudding whilst having fun in the great outdoors. We look forward to welcoming you soon.”

Andrew Brockbank, Countryside Manager, National Trust Formby

The National Trust is celebrating 50 years of caring for 210 hectares of land at Formby in 2017. Formby is home to a wealth of rare wildlife including red squirrels and the natterjack toad. It is one of the largest and most important sand dune systems in the UK and is enjoyed by locals and thousands of visitors every year.

The Formby coast is, however, very fragile due to the forces of nature operating here and is the fastest changing coastline in the National Trust’s care. Our aim is to work with our neighbours, partners and those who enjoy this area to care for this special place for the benefit of wildlife and current and future generations.

For more information visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/formby

Emma Farley

Interim PR & Communications Consultant (North)

National Trust

North Region

Goddards, 27 Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1GG

Mobile: 07901 500565

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