4th Dec, 2016

30 years of walking on the wild side in Pershore

Aaron Wise 28th Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A POPULAR wildlife event in woodlands near Pershore is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

The Tiddesley Woods open day will take place this Sunday (May 1), where visitors can get up-close with insects and bluebells with volunteers from Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

The Pershore nature reserve has been the location of the wildlife event since 1986, where people have enjoyed carpets of spring flowers in the woodland glade.

There will be more than 60 stallholders offering everything from wildlife paintings and glassware to plants and preserves, as well as information stalls from local wildlife charities.

Experts will also be on hand to lead free guided walks around the 180 acre woodland and provide children with fun wildlife activities.

In the ‘Wildlife Discovery Zone’ there will be the opportunity to get up close and personal with Vale critters and the chance to find out more about Pershore’s Avon Meadows.

Harry Green, chairman of the South East Worcestershire local group responsible for the event said: “This is a fantastic spring event that’s well worth the hard work which goes into organising it.

“The event has got bigger and bigger over the years. Some of us still remember the very first open day when we had just a few hundred visitors, now we regularly get more than 1,000.

“The day provides a great opportunity to see the beautiful woodland in its springtime splendour. It’s an enjoyable day out for all the family.”

The event will take place from 10am to 5pm and costs £3 for adults and £1 for children.

Visit www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk for more information.