Families encouraged to ‘Go Wild in the Woods’ this summer

2 August 2018

City of Trees is hoping to inspire children to get out and about in Greater Manchester’s great outdoors with free activity ideas and ‘Where to go’ guide.

The ‘Go Wild in the Woods’ campaign is being ran across the summer holidays to help give families fun, free things to do.

It’s been led by City of Trees, who as well as planting 3 million trees across Greater Manchester, and bringing woodland back into use, wants to connect people to the nature on their doorstep.

A recent study highlighted that seven-out-of-10 people feel they are losing touch with nature and more than a third of parents admit they could not teach their own children about British wildlife.

The resources are available as downloads on the City of Trees website and suggests fun, family-friendly activities such as mini-beast hunts and building bug hotels that can do done either in a local park or woodland, or back at home on a rainy day.

City of Trees have also produced a ‘Where to go’ guide to help give Greater Manchester residents a taste of some of the region’s top parks and woods with local gems including Manchester’s Heaton Park and Wigan’s Haigh Woodland Park.

Families are being encouraged to share their wild woodland times with the charity via facebook, Instagram and twitter using #gowildinthewoods.

Families can download their free activity sheets and ‘Where to go’ guide at www.cityoftrees.org.uk/gowild