Free family fun over the half term holiday at a nature reserve near Whittlesey.

King's Dyke nature reserve located just five miles from Peterborough.

King's Dyke Nature Reserve located just five miles from Peterborough. - Credit: Archant

Free family events are on offer at Whittlesey nature reserve this Bank Holiday week including pond dipping, moth trapping, nocturnal walks, guided tours and face painting.

Moth hunt at King's Dyke nature reserve near Whittlesey

Moth hunt at King's Dyke nature reserve near Whittlesey - Credit: Archant

Kings Dyke Nature Reserve in Whittlesey, owned by local building products manufacturer Forterra, is hosting events in association with conservation charity Buglife.

Buglife will also have lots of information about how to make your garden more invertebrate friendly and activities for children.

Events include:

• Monday May 29 from 8am to 11am a walk with the warden.

You may also want to watch:

• Tuesday May 30 from 2pm to 4pm a bug hunt. From 6pm to 7pm the natural history of Whittlesey brick pits. From 9pm to 11pm a walk to see newts, bats and night-time birds.

• Thursday June 1 from noon to 5pm. Charron Pugsley-Hill, contemporary artist is on hand. From 1.30pm to 4.30pm face painting.

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• Friday June 2 at 6.30pm brickworks tour.

• Saturday June 3 from noon to 6pm nature crafts with Ashley Parfitt. From 10pm to 2am moth trapping.

Suitable clothing and sturdy footwear is advisable for all events. Disabled access is available.

For further details and bookings of walks and tours, call 01553 630842. Email, or visit

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