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Kids can discover their inner explorer at Rushden Lakes

Let the kids loose around Rushden Lakes during the school holidays as they embark on a new adventure with the Rushden Rangers

Woke up this morning and and thought ‘what the bejesus am I going to do with the kids this half term’? Well lookey no further, they can become Northants’ best explorers in the next new adventure at Rushden Lakes as it’s back with Halloween themed school holiday activities. This follows the success of the activites with The Wildlife Trust BCN earlier this year.

5yr old Molly with Little Owl ‘Archimedes’ from the ‘Upon a Wing’ display by Alison Jarvis of Irthlingborough in The Wildlife Trusts centre at Rushden Lakes
Photo by John Robertson

The shopping (and fun) destination’s Rushden Rangers will see kids of all ages (but probably up to about 11) become the ultimate wanderer and roam around Rushden Lakes to complete the trail between today and Sunday 28 October.

All you have to do to take part in this adventure is collect an activity pack from customer services before exploring Rushden Lakes to complete the quests. Last time the kids had to find special wildlife photographs including dragonflies, birds, snakes and much more (incidentally, I purchased a dragonfly sweater at H&M, does that count?). It also included a sculpture sticker trail around Skew Bridge Lake, a wildlife word search and nature sudoku to keep the kids busy after they’ve completed the expedition. Sounds like so much fun, we can only imagine how great the activities are this half term – can adults join in too?

Centre Manager, Paul Rich, said the school holidays are going to be great fun for visitors to Rushden Lakes with the Rushden Rangers, “We have a number of wildlife-themed images positioned around Rushden Lakes, for keen hunters to find around the stores and restaurants.” It’s something fun for all the family to get involved in and it’s the perfect excuse to have a mooch around the shops too!

The Wildlife Trust BCN has a brill calendar of upcoming events including the Nene Valley Wildlife Festival from Saturday 2o to Sunday 28 October, so take note of the best ones to keep your little ones occupied. Take it from Paul if you don’t believe us…

“The Wildlife Trust BCN always has a wide range of activities and events for the whole family and the school holidays is no exception. In particular, we’re looking forward to the Nene Valley Wildlife Festival, which will see a great line-up of street theatre, walks, crafts, pond dipping and visits from popular creatures including Archie The Owl.”

We’ve had lots of fun in Rushden Lakes over the last year (there’s absolutely loads for the kids to do)! And remember, all this and the chance to browse the sales (bag, shoes, whatever) and get that Christmas shopping done early (or just treat yourself)!

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