Join us at Yeovil Country Park this summer holiday for lots of fun for the family

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You can explore Yeovil Country Park during the summer holidays and join in with the many activities on offer by the rangers.

This summer holiday there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Yeovil Country Park. You can join the rangers to discover the wildlife hiding within the park. For water-based fun there are several opportunities to get involved; the Woodland Explorers Forest School style family event on Wednesday 28 August includes pond dipping and other wildlife and craft activities.

Pond dipping and water-based activities will also be available on Tuesday 30 July with the countryside rangers and Yeovil Community Rivers Trust, or you could join the rangers as a part of a huge range of activities on National Play Day on Wednesday 7 August. You can also discover our flying mammals and nocturnal animals by joining us for Night time at Ninesprings on Wednesday 28 August.

An alternative way to investigate the park is through the lens of a camera. There are two children’s photography sessions running at Ninesprings on Wednesday 31 July and Wednesday 21 August. Aimed at accompanied children aged 6-12, we will explore the park using cameras and helping the children to improve their photography techniques.

We are also offering our popular Woodland storytelling session on Wednesday 24 July, an opportunity to explore the woodland while listening to traditional and modern stories and then make a craft to take away with you. Park Yoga will continue through the summer holidays every Sunday morning at Ninesprings giving attendees the chance to kick their Sunday off in an enjoyable and healthy way.

Councillor Sarah Dyke, portfolio holder for Environment at South Somerset District Council, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many different activities going on in Yeovil Country Park over the summer, there really is something for everyone. With the fantastic Country Park on the doorstep of thousands of residents of South Somerset, this really is a gem of an area on the edge of the town centre where you can lose yourself in the beauty of the site for hours.”

Above: Photo credit, Will Badman

Community Heritage Officer, Becky Russell, says: “Exploring Ninesprings in the dark is a magical experience; listening to the wildlife scurrying about in the woods, enjoying stories and hot chocolate around a candlelit campfire then watching the amazing bats swooping low over the lake. It’s a special event for families to enjoy, we have a very similar event at Ham Hill Country Park the week before on the 22 August. They are both very popular so book your place in advance.”

For further information about these events, and to book a place, see our website https://www.southsomersetcountryside.com/ or Yeovil Country Park Facebook page.

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