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03 / 10 / 2019
Autumn Discoveries at Wild Place Project
​Visitors to Wild Place Project can climb across a giant spider’s web and search for bugs in piles of fallen leaves this autumn.
 
They can even pretend to be an owl or a bat as they explore the woodland paths.
 
These are just some of the fun activities in Autumn Discoveries which runs throughout the coming half-term break from October 26 to November 3.
 
This is also a great time of year to see the animals of Wild Place Project as they sense the change in the season.
 
The brown bears, which arrived in the summer, have settled into their new home of Bear Wood, and will be exploring as the leaves fall.
 
Their neighbours, the wolves, lynxes and wolverines, will be preparing for their first autumn in their new home.
 
So too will new giraffe, Tico, who recently came to live with fellow giraffes Tom and Dayo.
 
Wild Place Project, which is just off junction 17 of the M5, has many acres of beautiful British woodland to explore, which are perfect for gathering conkers, acorns and pinecones.
 
The woods have a rich variety of trees from oak, ash, yew, cherry and blackthorn to hazel, lime, beech, birch and horse chestnuts.
 
There is always a chance of seeing woodpeckers as the trees shed their leaves and grey squirrels busily gathering nuts in preparation for the winter months ahead.
 
Visitors can also see the many other animals including baboons, lemurs, cheetahs and meerkats, as well as enjoying the many play areas and Leap of Faith.
 
Nigel Simpson, head of operations here at Wild Place Project, said: “Autumn Discoveries is our way of celebrating this lovely time of year when Wild Place Project is especially magical.
 
“The leaves will be turning red and orange and our animals sense the change in the season. It is fascinating to watch them adapt.”
 
Autumn Discoveries is kindly sponsored by HSH Motor Group.
 
For more information go to https://www.wildplace.org.uk/whats-on/autumn-discoveries
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