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Have an eggs-cellent time at Buchan Country Park this spring

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Have an eggs-cellent time at Buchan Country Park this spring

There are lots of eggs-citing events going on at Buchan Country Park in Crawley this spring and summer.

The 2011 brochure is out now, packed with fun for all the family.

Some of the events are:

• Wednesday 20th April – celebrate the Easter ‘Eggstravaganza’ between 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm with a traditional craft session including egg decorating, Easter card making, Easter boxes and chocolate sweets. It costs £3 per child and they must be accompanied by an adult – adults are free. Meet at the Countryside Centre.

• Sunday 1st May – birdlovers can celebrate ‘International Dawn Chorus Day’ with a two-mile guided walk between 4.45am-7.30am. It will be followed by a continental breakfast at the Countryside Centre. Tickets cost £5 per person or £15 for a group of four people. Adults must accompany children. Meet at the Countryside Centre.

• Saturday 4th June – discover ‘Midnight Moths’ between 9pm-midnight. Find out how ultra-violet light, wine and treacle attracts moths. Tickets cost £3 per person or £10 for a group of four people. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Countryside Centre.

• Saturday 23rd July – take a picnic and rug along with a favourite teddy bear to the ‘Teddy bears tea party’ between 2pm-4pm. There will be pond dipping, treasure hunts, storytelling and games for all ages. It costs £3 per child and they must be accompanied by an adult – adults (and teddy bears) are free. Meet in the Wild Garden.

Booking is essential for most events. To book, phone 01293 542088 or email buchan.park@westsussex.gov.uk

Keith Blake, West Sussex County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Environment and Economy, said: “As the weather starts to get warmer and the lighter evenings approach, there are many activities for all the family to get involved in over spring and summer.”

For more events at the country park, or to download the brochure, visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/buchan and click on ‘events’