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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Enjoy some fabulous free fun events in West Lancashire parks in November

Winter is on its way and visitors to our local parks can enjoy some free fun events to help our animal friends survive the dark cold months.

On Saturday 1 November you can come along to the bowling pavilion at Coronation Park in Ormskirk at 2pm and help the ranger make a hedgehog house for the park. They can also make hedgehog masks then take part in a hedgehog themed trail and learn all about our prickly friends. A similar event takes place at Richmond Park, Burscough, at 2pm on Sunday 2 November. Meet at the park’s bowling pavilion to join in the fun.

Discover some of West Lancashire's wonderful countryside on a five-mile circular walk of Halsall and Haskayne on Saturday 8 November. Meet at the Saracen’s Head pub at 10am to take part.

Volunteers can help the rangers to regenerate and introduce more structure to the fantastic woodland site at Beacon Country Park on Saturday, November 15, 2014 by planting the next generation of shrubbery. Meet at the ranger station at 10am to take part in this exciting activity to protect and enhance our environment.

On Sunday 16 November at Stanley Coronation Park, Skelmersdale, nature lovers can make bird feeders and feed the birds on the park's bird tables to help our feathered friends through winter. Meet at the park’s bowling pavilion at 1pm to take part.

Then on Saturday, November 29, 2014 people can start getting into the Christmas spirit by making seasonal-themed crafts to take home with them. Meet at the bowling pavilion 1pm to take part.

Councillor David Sudworth, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “There are plenty of free events in our local parks for people to enjoy in November, so come along and join in the fun. You can also help our animal friends make it through the winter.”

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all events. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for the weather and ground conditions.

For more information on West Lancashire Borough Council leisure events please visit events.

For more information about volunteering opportunities with the Ranger Service please contact 01695 622794. You can also find out more about parks and countryside events by following the rangers on Twitter @WLBC_Rangers.