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New nature trail at Moors Valley Country Park

Date Posted: 11/03/2014

A nature trail based on the popular Percy the Park Keeper children’s books by Nick Butterworth is set to become the newest addition to Moors Valley Country Park and Forest near Ringwood this year, offering a host of fun outdoor activities for school groups.

The stories revolve around the adventures of Percy, a kind-hearted park keeper, and his many animal friends, including a badger, owl, fox, rabbit, hedgehog and lots of mice.

They are a firm favourite with children and parents alike, and instantly recognisable from both the books and the Percy the Park Keeper animated television series.

Education ranger Tracy Standish said “We love the friendly characters in Nick’s wonderful stories and are looking forward to bringing them to life at Moors Valley. We hope this fun family trail will also help show visitors what our rangers do to look after our park for both people and wildlife.”

The trail card, costing £2 each, will include a range of multiple choice questions and a variety of interesting activities including making an animal home, spotting the bird and finding mini-beasts.

The trail is particularly suitable for younger school groups and is available daily from 5th April until 28th September.

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Photo credit: Reprinted by permission from HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. © 1992 Nick Butterworth

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