Thursday, 16 May 2013

Digging, dens and decorating - Bottisham families volunteer at Anglesey Abbey

 
Four local families and three generations recently spent a half day volunteering in the Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery Area. The Anglesey and Wicken Community Teams and Bottisham Children's Centre organised the day's activities (moving snowdrops and bluebells, den destruction/reconstruction and decorating wild sculptures) to give the families as varied and enjoyable an experience as possible. David Huse, the 'Big Family Day Off' co-ordinator for the National Trust in the North-West, joined us as part of his information gathering tour, and interns Rachael and Elli got their first experience of a community activity.
 
A few photos of the family volunteering session:
 
Trowels at the ready:
 
 
 
Enjoying a break in the tree house:
 
The biscuits were the best bit:
 
Working together to take down a den:
 
Decorating the sensory tunnel:
 
What's round this corner?
 
Definitely a successful day out!
 
Some of the families hadn't been to Anglesey Abbey before, and after today, are hoping to return soon.
 
Kate Boursnell
 
Community Reporter
Anglesey Abbey
 

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