Grown-ups and children alike are in for a treat over the upcoming summer holidays as the RSPB will once again be urging nature lovers in Cheshire to spend a night under the stars for its annual Big Wild Sleepout.
The charity is challenging children and their families across the county to go on a mini-adventure, get wild and discover what goes bump in the night with the amazing nocturnal wildlife on their doorstep.
Whether it be glamping in tents or caravans, getting back to basics in dens and shelters or even out under open skies and a blanket of stars, there will be Sleepout styles to cater for all levels and ages.
The Big Wild Sleepout takes place over the last weekend in July and thousands of people will be sleeping out in their gardens and back yards in addition to organised events taking place at RSPB nature reserves.
At RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands in Burton, visitors are invited to take part in an exclusive Sleepout on Saturday 30 July from 5.30 pm-9 am the following morning. Participants will enjoy moth trapping, bat watching and uncovering the secrets of other nocturnal wildlife before camping on the reserve. The event costs £30 per adult (£25 RSPB members) and £15 for under 14s (£12.50 RSPB members). For more information and to book on the event, phone 0151 353 8478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rohan, designer and supplier of outdoor clothing and footwear, has leant its support to Big Wild Sleepout for the second year running.
Roger Cann, Managing Director for Rohan, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in this year’s Big Wild Sleepout again as getting people outdoors, discovering local wildlife and having fun whilst doing so is something Rohan supports. Whether it's wrapping up warm with base layers or waterproofs to keep the rain out, the RSPB's novice or experienced naturalists can kit themselves out for a night in the wild, whatever the weather.”
Sign up for a Big Wild Sleepout pack and register to take part at www.rspb.org.uk/sleepout. Participants will be invited to let the RSPB know once they’ve taken part and to share their experiences on the website and on social media using #BigWildSleepout.