This is an area great for nature activities such as pond dipping.
The area has a large decking area covered in artificial grass for you to pond dip off and a stream running through it......
We have pond dipping equipment available along with nets and information cards.
Pond dipping is an excellent activity for young people of all ages and is a great way to introduce them to a wide range of plants, insects and amphibians. It also offers an opportunity to learn about food chains and food webs as well as discovering variations in lifecycles and the effects of pollution on aquatic life.
How to pond dip:
Please note: Young people should always be well supervised and aware of health and safety rules when working near water. Suitable clothing should be worn; wellington boots or other sturdy footwear are recommended.
Please remember that everyone involved in this activity should wash their hands afterwards
To help you run the activity I have produced the following information for guidance and to be followed please
Factsheet - all the info you need to set up and run the activitiy - Info>>>>
Risk Assessments - Draft form for you to review and amend to meet the risks associated with your use of the equipment and Young People - Info>>>>
Packing away guidelines have been produced to help you tidy up the activity and put everything away. Info>>>>
Be safe - follow the factsheet