Fancy yourself a Swashbuckling Pirate or maybe a World-Famous Explorer?
The Northam Burrows Summer Events Programme has something for everyone!
This summer, head to Northam Burrows Country park for a packed programme of family friendly fun! The free events kick off on 26th July with the Fairy Trail and then every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon between 2-4pm, until the end of August.
Start your summer of adventures by joining the famous Burrows Fairies for an afternoon of crafts and a unique self-guided tour of the Burrows. The trail will help you discover and explore the coastal habitats around the dunes, but don't forget to count the Fairies along the way!
There are also events for budding scientists and explorers! Tap into your inner marine biologist and join the Marine Conservation Society project team for a fun, family friendly science project. If exploring is more your thing then link up with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and the Rangers for a 'Bumblebee Safari!'.
Ahoy, Me Hearties! Avast Ye, have you heard about the buried pirate booty on the Burrows? The Rangers need your help on the Pirate Trail tracking down the treasure mysteriously lost for centuries; and don't worry, no one will be walking the plank or visiting Davy Jones' Locker!
The events are free and no booking is required, but please be aware that summer toll charges are still in place. Little explorers must be accompanied by an adult and appropriate clothing and footwear is advised. Pirates and explorers love their food, so some snacks and drinks may be a good idea too or why not visit the onsite galley, the Pebble Ridge Kitchen Café. Meeting places vary throughout the programme, so please find all the details on our web pages Northam Burrows Spring / Summer Events 2022 or on Facebook www.torridge.gov.uk/northamburows or www.facebook.com/northamburrows
Councillor Cheryl Cottle-Hunkin, Lead Member for Community, Culture and Leisure said:
"A summer full of adventure on your doorstep! It's great to see a bumper list of events put together by our brilliant Rangers down on the Burrows. The events that run through the summer are important for our conservation work and great fun too! I'll definitely be heading down with my two children to join in with the fun! With its rich history, abundant wildlife, and fascinating fauna, Northam Burrows is truly a unique location for all ages to explore. The new Visitor Centre and Café are also well worth a visit, and not forgetting our fabulous Westward Ho! beach, just over the Pebbleridge; a great place to cool off in the sea, especially in this hot weather!".
More information on the events can be found at www.torridge.gov.uk/northamburrows or call the Burrows Centre on 01237 479708.