Children's University comes to National Trust
THE National Trust at Formby is
delighted to be registered as a Learning Destination for the Children's
University, a nationwide initiative which aims to promote learning outside
school hours. The idea is to get kids involved in various activities with their
families, sparking a love of learning, whilst having fun in the process!
While the National Trust already has a number of incentives to encourage
children to explore the great outdoors, such as '50 things to do before
you're 11?', it is hoped this new partnership will act as a further way
to kindle an interest amongst young people in the countryside and coastline.
Participants will get stamps in their 'Passport to Learning' as they complete
The scheme is launching in time for the Christmas holidays, with Make a Kite,
Hunt for Bugs and Woodland Bingo just some examples of what is on offer. For
more information about the activities available during your visit, please head
towards the Membership trailer, open at the weekends and school holidays between
12pm to 3pm. On submission of your evidence, it's here you will also be able to
collect your stamp; don't forget to take your Passport to Learning! Please note
that some activities have a charge for materials.
"We are very pleased to be working with the Children's University to encourage
young people to get out and about and discover this special place. We'll be
offering a range of hands on fun learning activities over the coming months from
bug hunting to kite flying; perfect for bringing the family together to work off
that Christmas pudding whilst having fun in the great outdoors. We look forward
to welcoming you soon." said Andrew Brockbank, Countryside Manager,
National Trust Formby.