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Bee Bonanza Family Fun Day Nature in Art, part of National Insect Week!


Family Fun Day at Nature in Art

Nature in Art is proud to be hosting another family fun day taking place on Saturday 25th June. The day will be themed around Bees and will coincide with the nation celebrating Insect Week (20th-26th June).

All activities on the day will run from 10am-4pm and will be suitable for 3+; the cost to take part will only be £1 per person, under 3s free. If visitors wish to view the museum galleries on this day normal admission will apply.

Here is a taster of what to look forward to:

  •   Watch live demonstrations of real-life bees in their portable hive,
at 11am and 2pm
  •   Discover the UV light and interactive smells exhibit
  •   Explore the microscopic world of bees
  •   Make a bee house and paint a bee magnet
  •   Get hands-on with the master composters
  •   Have a go at dissecting plants
  •   Take part in a Bumble Bee quiz and related games in the garden

There is no need to book for activities, just come along 
anytime between 10am-4pm.
The coffee shop will also be open and serving light lunches.

The following organisations, individuals and charities will kindly be providing many of the activities during the fun day:

The Cheltenham Science Group
(10am-4pm)
Join the science group to experience the world as bees; using ultraviolet light, by dissecting a flower to see why pollinators are so important and by surveying the Nature in Art garden to find about the different pollinators at work. Plus, learn to communicate like a honey bee.

Bees Abroad
(11am and 2pm) 
The aim of Bees Abroad is to provide education and technical advice in Beekeeping. As part of the family day, see live hive demonstrations from the team as they educate you about bees and their importance!

The Stroud-based Buzz Club for Young People (10am-4pm)
“Our aim is to ensure that all young people are aware of the importance of all bees and insects in the food chain and to care for the environment through bee centered education and play.”

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (10am-4pm) 
one aim of the Trust is to “support the conservation of all bumblebees, rare or abundant” and to educate people on the importance of bees in all shapes and forms. Have a go at completing their Bumblebee quiz and other games during the fun day.

The Master Composters (10am-4pm) 
Master Composters are volunteers who encourage people in their local community to start composting at home. During our fun day learn more about composing and the sorts of plants you can grow to help bees in your garden.

Plus, courtesy of insect artist Cath Hodsman explore the world of bees using a microscope, whilst also seeing some of her bee related artworks on show.

Bee Bonanza Family Fun Day
When: Saturday 25th June
Time: 10am-5pm
Where: Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, A38 Twigworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 9PA


Explore Gloucestershire
15 June 2016


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