October 2021 Ranger Events

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Events for October 2021


Sunday 3 October

Riverside Park Bioblitz

Everyone is invited! Discover the wildlife living at Macclesfield Riverside Park and see how many different species you can record.Join any of the different bioblitz activities to work with local experts to identify different species.

9am - Moth identification
10am - Bird walk
11am - Pond dipping
12pm - Bug hunting
1pm - Self-led trails and crafts at Bioblitz hub

Time: 9am to 1pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leaders: Mersey Rivers Trust and Bollin Valley Partnership
Information: Email Mersey Rivers Trust
(Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for any age/ Wildlife walk / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Easy walking grade)

Saturday 23 October to 7 November

Tegg’s Nose Country Park Halloween Trail

Some spooky visitors are visiting the park this half-term! Can you explore the park and find them all? Buy a map from the Tegg's Nose Tea Room for 50p, and get searching around the top of the park.

Each map purchased entitles you to a 50p discount off one hot drink from Tegg's Nose Tea Room following completion of the trail.

Time: Maps available to purchase between 9.00am to 5.00pm between the 23rd of October and 7th November
Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service & Tegg's Nose Tea Room
Information: 01625 374833
(Please wear suitable boots and clothing / There is a charge for this event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event)

Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Halloween Trail

Some spooky visitors are visiting the Nature Reserve this half-term! Can you explore the park and find them all? Pick up a map from the outside dispenser and get searching around the park.

Time: Maps available to collect between 9.00am to 4.00pm between the 23rd of October and 7th November
Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
Information: 01477 534115
(Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event)

Tuesday 26 October to Thursday 28 October

Moorland Adventure October Half-Term Kids Activity Club

A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Based at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, each day focuses on different activities and it will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Day 1 – Tuesday, 26th October – Archery, Problem Solving and Orienteering
Day 2 – Wednesday, 27th October – Climbing and Abseiling
Day 3 – Thursday, 28th October – Bushcraft Shelter Building, Pioneering and Tree Climbing

Cost £35 per day

Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

Social distancing is difficult to observe during the waiting time, to reduce the exposure time we ask for children to be dropped off and picked up as close the activity times as possible.

Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions.

Take a look at Moorland Adventure's Covid-19 policy and adjusted event practices for more info on how they plan to run their upcoming events.

Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm on each day
Days 1, 2 & 3 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Moorland Adventure
Information: 01625 573615
(Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited – please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)

Page last reviewed: 28 September 2021