Easter in the countryside

1 April 2015

Lancashire County Council's countryside service is holding a range of exciting events this Easter.

A special programme of family friendly activities has been organised by the rangers and volunteers from 'friends' groups for the Easter holidays.

Try your hand at egg rolling at Wycoller, see birds of prey at Beacon Fell or explore the Brun Valley Forest Park in Burnley.

Most events are free, although there may be a small charge for others and there is a charge for parking in some car parks.

Numbers are limited for some events, so please make sure you book.

For more information and bookings please telephone 0300 123 6780. Alternatively book online at www.lancashire.gov.uk/leisure.

For more details about the Friends groups, visit www.friendsofbeaconfell.yolasite.com and www.friendsofwycoller.co.uk.

Details of events:

• Birds of Prey at Beacon Fell Country Park
Friday 3 April, 11am to 3pm
An exciting display of owls, hawks, buzzards, falcons etc, including flying demonstrations (weather permitting). £1 admission. Free admission for accompanied children. This event takes place at Bowland Visitor Centre

• Wycoller Egg Decorating and Egg Rolling
Sunday 5 April
Start the day with Easter egg painting at Pepper Hill Barn from 10am to 12 noon, followed by the Trawden Duck Race between 2pm and 3pm, and the egg rolling competition.
Roll your hard-boiled eggs down a steep slope. Lots of races and chances to win chocolate eggs. This event is free and there's no need to book.
Meet at Pepper Hill Barn

• Easter Trail at Beacon Fell Country Park
Wednesday 8 April, 11am to 3pm
Follow the trail, get all the questions right and then claim your prize! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The trail starts at Bowland Visitor Centre.

• Brun Valley Forest Walk
Saturday 18 April, 10:30am to 12:30pm
A short two-hour walk with countryside ranger Paul, studying the fascinating wildlife. Meet at Netherwood Road Car Park, Burnley
For further information please contact: Stephen Axon on 01772 533 194
stephen.axon@lancashire.gov.uk

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