There are just two weeks left of the summer holidays, doesn't time fly? Has your family been down to us to take part in some of our fun summer activities. if not, there is still time, but places are running out. Here is the remaining availability:

20 August - raft building - 11 am: FULL, 2 pm: 8 spaces 

21 August - pond dipping - 10 am: 4 spaces, 11 am: 5 spaces, 1 pm: 4 spaces, 2 pm: 6 spaces

22 August - bug hunting - 11 am: FULL, 2 pm: 7 spaces

27 August - Raft building - 11 am: 6 spaces, 2 pm: 3 spaces

28 August - Pond dipping - 10 am: 4 spaces, 11 am: 2 spaces, 1 pm: FULL, 2 pm: FULL

29 August - Bug hunting - 11 am: 8 spaces, 2 pm: 8 spaces

The Summer Knights treasure trail continues to run all through the holiday, with no need to book. Just pop into the visitor centre to pick up an answer sheet, and then you can meet Sir Loin (above) plus all the other knights.

To book for the raft-building, pond dipping, or bug hunting please email or phone 01205 724678.

The bookable activities cost £2.75 per child, with reserve entry fees applying to the bug hunting and the pond dipping. The trail costs £2.50 per child, with reserve entry fees applying there too. RSPB members of course get free entry to the reserve, and 20% off the event price. Please bring your membership cards.

Oh, and one final thing. We do not have card facilities at the reserve (because we are so far out in the wild), so please bring cash.