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THU 31 JUL

Thinkbomb

Old Moor, Barnsley

Run by: RSPB

Have you ever wondered why birds have different types of feet?  Why do bats go ‘splat'? How do butterflies eat? 

clock11:00–15:00

Suitable for any age

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MATTHEW CAPPER

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Come along to the reserve and find the answers. Our team of nature enthusiasts will be on hand to give short talks and demonstrations. Explorer backpacks, pond dipping kits and binoculars are available to hire. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Thu 7 Aug 11:00–15:00
  2. Thu 14 Aug 11:00–15:00
  3. Thu 21 Aug 11:00–15:00
  4. Thu 28 Aug 11:00–15:00

Cost

All activities are free, but our reserve entry fee applies to our events - £5.00 adults, £2.50 children, and £11.00 family ticket.   

Skill Level

  1. Beginner
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced

Venue

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Old Moor

Old Moor Lane, Barnsley, S73 0YF

www.rspb.org.uk/oldmoor

Meeting point: Meet at the visitor centre.

About this location

Situated right at the heart of the Dearne Valley, Old Moor is a wonderful place to come and watch wildlife. The skies, Show more… fields and open water are teeming with birds throughout the year. In the summer the grasslands are ablaze with butterflies and orchids, and you'll be able to see newly-hatched ducklings. In winter the reserve is an important stopping-off point for ducks, geese and swans - plus 8,000 golden plovers! There are lots of events, guided walks and family activities, as well as home-cooked food in the Gannets Café and a well-stocked shop. The reserve is a great day out for young and old alike.Show less…

Situated right at the heart of the Dearne Valley, Old Moor is a wonderful place to come and watch wildlife. The skies, fields and open water are teeming with birds throughout the year. In the summer the grasslands are ablaze with butterflies and orchids, and you'll be able to see newly-hatched ducklings. In winter the reserve is an important stopping-off point for ducks, geese and swans - plus 8,000 golden plovers! There are lots of events, guided walks and family activities, as well as home-cooked food in the Gannets Café and a well-stocked shop. The reserve is a great day out for young and old alike.

Contact

This activity is organised and run by RSPB.

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    Tuesday Tales

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  • WED 30 JUL

    Wild Wednesday

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  • FRI 1 AUG

    Drawing, Dipping and Discovery Day Free Fridays

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