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Fun activities for children at Chafford Gorges during the summer holidays

PUBLISHED: 10:59 14 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:26 14 July 2015

Fishing is one of the activities at The Gorges this summer

Fishing is one of the activities at The Gorges this summer

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There’s no need for the children to be bored this summer as Chafford Gorges Nature Park has scores of events to keep little ones engaged during the holidays.

Bug hunting at the Gorges Bug hunting at the Gorges

From family fishing afternoons to evening bat walks, superhero mornings to night-time safaris, bug hunting to balloon art, there’s something for all ages.

Andrew Sidders, education and community officer at Essex Wildlife Trust, said: “There is always a jam-packed event list on at the Gorges during the summer but it seems as if we have even more this year.

“We have inflatable Fridays every week during the holidays as well as a reptile show in August and a Pixies and Fairies event where children can make their own Pixie house and search for the Gorges’ Pixie village. Children can also discover the life of toads and frogs and how they survive in the wild.

“These are just some of the activities on offer. They’re a great opportunity for children to get outdoors and experience nature as well as get creative with our arts and crafts workshops.”

The Gorges in Drake Road also offers great views of the countryside for a family day out.

Booking is essential for all events. Phone the centre on 01375 484016.

Visit essexwt.org.uk/reserves/chafford-gorges or facebook.com/EWTChafford for more information.

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