Go wild at Pugneys Country Park on Saturday May 9.



A nature inspired 'Wild Wakefield' day is taking place at Pugneys Country Park on Saturday (May 9) between 11am-2pm with a range of activities for families with children of all ages.


'Wild Wakefield' at Pugneys gives people the chance to be a part of building the park's nature zone, by taking part in an activity or just going along to explore.


New nature related activities at the park include new animal habitats and there are new bird and wildlife identification and trail booklets.


People  can take part in conservation live by helping  survey butterflies living in the park, or simply enjoy spotting and identifying the birds and animals who make their home in the park.

For those with a more creative streak, Creation Station the art and craft provider will be on site, offering wildlife related craft. Wakefield's library service will be running a drop in wildlife related story time!


Cllr Les Shaw, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport at Wakefield Council, said: "'I'd encourage everyone to go along and have fun at this wildlife event. Pugneys has so much to offer, and it's a great opportunity to help create and explore the nature zone, and discover other new things that are happening at the park."

 Some of the activities ('Building a Bug Hotel', 'Making a Wormery', and 'Creating a Butterfly and Bee Bed') need to be booked in advance by calling 01924 302360.


Pugneys also offers a range of sports and leisure activities, including water sports, a beach zone, bouncy castles, trampolines and play equipment and bikes can be hired from reception.


The new look Pugneys was launched earlier this year.


For details of what's happening, visit: www http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/sport-and-leisure/swimming-pools-fitness-centres-and-golf-courses/pugneys-country-park