We are planning to take the children for a trip to the Stockway Nature Reserve during June. This is a local reserve, so we plan to walk there in groups with the children.
The volunteers at the Reserve will show small groups of children around the nature reserve and talk about the various things that can be found there. We plan to enjoy some pond dipping, mini beast forays, plant identification, treasure hunts and quizzes all hosted by the volunteers of the nature reserve
The nature reserve is open every Wednesday from April to August from 2-5pm and on the first Saturday of the month at the same time. Family and group visits can be arranged including school trips and scout and guide tours.
NB Friends of Stockway North Nature Reserve are always looking for new members. To find out about volunteering, you can contact Andrew Town on 01275 858064.
Stockway North Nature Reserve (ST472708) is in a 19th Century Pennant Sandstone quarry behind the Garden of Rest. After being filled with domestic refuse in the early 20th Century, this was neglected, and with natural regeneration it was occupied by local wildlife. Work to restore the site started in 1996. With financial assistance from Nailsea Town Council and North Somerset Council, a group, The Friends of Stockway North Nature Reserve, was formed in 1998 to manage this land, to raise awareness of the public to the natural environment, and as a teaching resource.