Little explorers 

Local groups are encouraging smaller nature lovers to get out and about this autumn. Wild Toddlers meets weekly at Alveley’s Severn Valley Country Park from 11.30am starting from Friday 7 September, and focuses on seasonal fun in the fresh air. Activities include scavenger hunts, feeding the ducks and muddy puddles! Wild Toddlers is suitable for accompanied children who are already walking, as paths used are not suitable for pushchairs. No booking is required but parking charges apply. Call 01746 781192 for details.

Meanwhile, the Discovery Club is for children aged from 3 to 7 years and offers fun ways for little ones to get creative in the fresh air, including a pond dipping session on Saturday 29 September. It’s £2.50 per child and adults go free – just turn up at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre wearing wellies and appropriate clothing. Older children and adults can come along to Habitat Helper sessions to help care for the surrounding meadows on the first Sunday of every month. Call 01588 676060 or visit for more information.


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