This month, Hope Nature Centre is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a host of special events
The Hope Nature Centre is situated in the Southwick Country Park, Trowbridge. They provide work placements for adults with learning disabilities who work in the tearoom and nature park. In May the centre celebrates its 10th anniversary. Started by two parents of adults with learning disabilities, the charity occupies a 15 acre plot with a variety of animals including emus, alpacas and donkeys and a tearoom that provides freshly cooked meals as well as catering for birthday parties, wakes and business breakfasts. Last year they were awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor and in 2011 were awarded a Queen’s Award for voluntary service.
As well as the animal park, they also have a range of play equipment for children and have recently installed an inclusive playground area with a wheelchair accessible roundabout. There is also a a storyteller’s chair where they run story sessions during the summer. The addition of a Fairy Wood all makes the entrance fee of £2.50/adult, £1.50/child or £7 for a family of 4 fantastic value for money.
Sunday 22 May: Annual Fete
Monday 23 May: Big Birthday Giveaway: visitors to the animal park have an opportunity to win prizes.
Friday 27 May: Free Cake for all visitors purchasing a hot drink.
Saturday 28 May: Family Fun Day with FREE activities all day [usual admission fee applies] Storytelling, A talk on Beekeeping and a Falconry Show.
If you haven’t visited before then this is the week to come along and discover your local tourist attraction. Check out the website, Facebook or follow the centre on Twitter @hopenaturecent