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Wild-play sessions for toddlers on the Northern Slopes


Knowle West toddlers will be unleashed into their local green spaces this April – with free wild-play sessions starting on the Northern Slopes.

Avon Wildlife Trust will be providing an array of nature activities in 2016 aimed at pre-school children aged two to four years old called My Wild Child.

The wild-play sessions have been funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery and are taking place in six communities across Bristol. There will also be wild nature days for the whole family in the school holidays.

Local sessions will take place on alternate Thursday afternoons on The Bommie off Wedmore Vale – and include wild art and mini-beast hunts as well as songs and storytelling.

My Wild Child Officer for Avon Wildlife Trust, Sarah Horsell says: “I’m very excited to be running My Wild Child at the Bommie since it really is a wild urban space!

“I can’t wait to splash in the stream, roll down the hill, hide in the woods and listen to all the wonderful bird song.  Local community groups such as Northern Slopes Initiative, Knowle West Health Association and Springfield Allotments have all been very supportive and positive about the project, so I’m sure it’s going to be a great success…”

Wild-play sessions will start at the Bommie on the Northern Slopes, Knowle West, on April 14 from 1-2.30pm and run every other Thursday. The meeting point is the entrance to the Bommie, next to 105 Wedmore Vale. For further information email or visit