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Events during Art Weeks

Electric Bikes © Sally Welbourn

Why not discover some of Kingcombe by electric bike on Sunday 8th June Photo: © Sally Welbourn

In addition to our usual walks and children’s events, we’ve lined up a whole host of ‘have a go’ activities, so families can have a great day visiting the Kingcombe Centre during Art Weeks.

There will be activities for kids running all day, every day, including decorating wildlife biscuits, willow weaving fish shapes, flag and badge making and using the landscape to create your very own art!  (see details at the bottom of this page)

Walks with wildlife experts have also been arranged, so you can find out more about the fantastic landscape on the reserve, which some of the exhibiting artists have used for inspiration in their work.   

Click on the events below for more information

‘Have a go’ activities ­ happening all day every day

‘Snail Bakes’ ­ Decorate your own personal snail biscuit to take home… if it makes it home!  50p per biscuit.

‘Snap into Action’ ­ for under 18’s. Using the ‘I spy’ sheet, explore the reserve and take photos of as many of the plants and insects you can find from the sheet!  Email your photos and enter our competition: ‘Pat Dolbear Award’ for the chance to win a £10 Amazon voucher.

Willow Weaving - Learn how to make a willow fish with our easy guide, to take home.  £5 donation welcome.

Flag making ­ Print your own flag to enter to our bunting display at the centre.

Badge making ­ Make your own wildlife badge, decorate with glitter to make it really stand out! 50p per badge.

Art in the landscape ­ Become and artist and discover the natural art of the nature reserve by adding our own features, such as mud faces to our old tree characters or chalk your designs on our boardwalk.  Collect a trail guide from the centre, head out onto the reserve and let your imagination lead the way!