Chestnut Centre Conservation and Wildlife ParkPumpkins, palpitations and pooThere are some strange goings on at the Chestnut Centre Conservation and Wildlife Park this October half term, from spooky twilight walks to pumpkin carving and an animal poo trail.?
Half term in Derbyshire takes place from Saturday October 27 to Sunday November 4 and there?ll be a series of events throughout the week, including autumn quizzes and the Poo Trail, where children have to match different types of poo to the right animal.? On Saturday October 27 there will also be a special Halloween celebration from 2-7pm, with a lantern-making and pumpkin carving workshop followed by a spine-tingling walk through the park at twilight.? The cost of the Halloween workshop is ?7 per head, with booking essential.
The Chestnut Centre is located in 50 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds in the Peak District National Park and is home to four species of otter, including the endangered giant otter. There are 17 species of owls as well as other indigenous wildlife, such as pine martens, polecats, foxes, Scottish wildcats and lovely free-roaming sika and fallow deer.? Don?t miss the new arrivals too, including baby polecats, a rescued vixen and several fallow deer fawns born this year.
Every day of the week there are meet the keeper sessions, animal feeding times and deer encounters.? There are also guided educational visits for schools and for adult interest groups wanting to find out more about wildlife and conservation. With lovely woodland trails, a cosy tearoom and well stocked gift shop, the Chestnut Centre has everything for an enjoyable and informative day out for all the family.