Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
Due to the recommendations from government, Huntingdonshire District Council have made the decision to close their Countryside Service Centres to the public. They will be reviewing this policy at the end of April.
Therefore, as of 18th March 2020, the Visitor Centre, including the toilets at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve are now closed. All Work Parties, Events and Wildlife Surveys will cease until further notice.
The paths will remain open but please keep your distance from other people who may be out for a walk while we are in quarantine.
Ordinarily, The Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve organises a wide range of activities and events to help raise funds for the Reserve. These range from talks and demonstrations to celebrations and tick ‘n’ twitch days. Events are open to all unless otherwise stated.
Please phone if you have any special needs, in particular, regarding the use of wheelchairs and pushchairs. (Visitors’ Centre: 01480 406795)
Visitors are advised to wear suitable clothing for outdoor events with strong boots or shoes, and hats in the summer sun.
Drop-in Family Activities - Brilliant Butterflies and Magical Moths!
29 July, 2019 – 2 August, 2019 –
Come along to discover more about these amazing 'winged flowers'. Find out about their interesting lives and how you can help them. Take part in monitoring these creatures, as totally wild scientists!!
Practical hands-on family fun activities, outdoors and indoors too. Designed to help you discover more about local wildlife. £5 per child
Sorry no dogs allowed in the education area. Wear long trousers, bring sunhats, suncream, insect repellent. No need to book - this is a drop-in event therefore a maximum of three families are admitted together as a party. Activities are self-guided and all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please take care on the approach to the Environmental Education Centre, as haulage lorries are using the road outside all day. Please ensure you keep your children close by you on the way down from the car park.
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