Go Wild at Sale Water Park

27 June 2016

Families are encouraged to celebrate the great outdoors and ‘Go Wild’ at Sale Water Park with a fun-filled day of free family activities on Saturday 9 July.

Adults and children alike are encouraged to get out, and get active in the great outdoors with activities from woodland crafts to wild play, all taking place at the 52-acre site in Trafford, Greater Manchester.

Go Wild at Sale Water Park takes place on Saturday 9 July 12 – 3pm, with all activities free for families.

Organised by City of Trees, and supported by a range of partner organisations, the aim of the day is to encourage people to re-discover nature, whilst having fun as a family.

Lucy Holland from the City of Trees team comments; “The range of free activities on offer are all aimed at teaching children about the trees, woods and wildlife on their doorstep, and re-establish that important connection with the natural world”.

She adds; “Last year’s event was a huge success and this year is set to be even bigger and better!.”

There will be a host of activities for families to take part in, with wildlife experts leading nature walks offering kids the chance to spot flora and fauna, as well as having a go at Tree-ID.

The free family fun day also includes lots of opportunities for wild play including den building, foraging and goblin hunting!

Kids will get the chance to be hands-on with craft activities include willow weaving, woodland-themed crafts such as hazel flower and dream catcher making , as well as apple juice pressing.

For animal lovers a mini farm will include goats, chicks, lamb and calves. There will also be storytelling, a bouncy castle, face-painting and a solar powered DJ spinning the tunes.

The event forms part of City of Trees’ Heritage Trees project which aims to celebrate, record and protect our local tree heritage - the trees, woodlands, hedgerows and orchards which are part of the fabric of our towns and cities.

Earlier this year, a unique interactive online database was launched, showcasing people's stories, memories and photographs of their local tree heritage - as well as maps showing where to find trees of interest near them at www.heritagetrees.org.uk.

Lucy Holland adds; “At the event we’ll also be collecting people’s memories of the trees in their area – whether that was the tallest tree where you live; or the tree you used to picnic under in the summer – we want to hear your stories!” “We’ll also be giving out free seedlings such as Hazel, wild cherry and crab apple for every story told”.

Sale Water Park is located at Rifle Road, Sale M33 2LX. It has its own Metrolink stop which runs from Manchester Piccadilly to the airport.