The call of the wild!

July 2013

Tom with his collage

The summer holidays are the perfect time to do some exploring around the grounds of the Alan Shearer Centre as visitors on our nature trails have been discovering.

Equipped with binoculars, bug finders, nets and some visual prompts our explorers have been finding out about the natural world around them with the help of Activities Co-ordinator Debbie Ray.

“We have something for all abilities: touching leaves, feeling the texture of the tree bark as well as listening to the noises of the crunch of stones,” said Debbie. “On the first of our nature trails we collected items from the gardens to make collages, had a story and sang songs.”

The extensive grounds of the Centre are ideal for visitors to spend some time doing their own exploring and listening to the sounds of the outdoor environment. There’s a wheelchair accessible woodland trail with a hide and raised decking above a garden glade. There’s always something new to see – you may even spot our visiting woodpecker.

If you would like to do some bird spotting, to look for tracks, examine insects and smell the flowers then come to the Alan Shearer Centre this summer. Call 0191 267 8118 for details and opening times.