WWT: Arundel Wetland Centre offers young nature lovers a junior wetland ranger adventure this summer

Young nature lovers can go on adventure and become a junior wetland ranger for the day this summer, learning what it takes WWT to care for its beautiful wetlands and help the charity with its daily mission to save wetland nature.

Arundel Wetland Centre will be running the special activity from July 22 to September 4, allowing families to follow in the footsteps of the wetland rangers.

Pick up a free trail card and set off for a full day of discovery and adventure, including dressing-up as a ranger, animal health checks and bird ringing.

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Ranger Sam McKinlay said: "I love being a wetland ranger for WWT and helping to care for and protect our amazing wetland wildlife. We thought families would welcome the chance to experience what it’s like to be a ranger through special fun-packed, mini adventures, which include activities that I do as part of my day to day job.

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"Hopefully, we’ll also inspire some of our younger visitors to become the wetland rangers of the future, helping to create a world where healthy wetland nature thrives and enriches lives.”

Other summer activities include family pond dipping sessions for groups of up to six people and a Wetland Discovery Boat Safari for £3 per person.

Arundel Wetland Centre is open daily, 10am to 4.30pm. The 65-acre wetland reserve has buggy friendly, paved, level pathways and sturdy no-slip wooden boardwalks. The boat rides, pond dipping and wildlife hides are wheelchair accessible.