Saturday 21 March 10.30am–4pm: Seaside Science – Family Day on the Coast
Two mums from Ogmore by Sea are hosting 'Seaside Science' a family discovery day packed with exciting science and seaside activities to celebrate British Science Week.
Their event is to be held at the Heritage Coast Centre at Dunraven Bay (Southerndown).
Local mums Emma Lamport and Helen Andrews, who both work in the Countryside sector, will be providing voluntary activities for the kids through their new club 'Seaside Rangers', a new marine wildlife club for children and will be joined by staff from the Welsh Seawatch Foundation to host cetacean (dolphin, whale and porpoise) interactive talks and land based watches.
A full programme is available to all ages, to dip in and out of throughout the day from Dolphin Watching to Rockpool Rambling, Citizen Science safaris and hunts to Rock Science and UK Cetacean films and talks.
Here's what's on ...
Dolphin Discovery activity table: from 10.30 available all day, FREE
Strandline Safari & Shark Eggcase Hunt: 10.30–11.30am, £2 per child
Rock Science, Geology of the Heritage Coast Walk: 11am–1pm, £2 pp
Rockpool Ramble: 12–1pm, £2 per child
The Big Seaweed Search: 1–2pm, FREE
Film: UK Cetaceans; Identification & Biological Features: 2pm, FREE
The Welsh Sea Watchers Programme; Introduction: 3pm, FREE
Please be advised that children must be accompanied at all times by an adult and that outdoor sessions will go ahead whatever the weather, so please make sure you wear (or bring) appropriate clothing! There will be a small charge for some activities, which will go directly to raise funds for the Seaside Rangers.
For full programme details or further information please contact Emma anytime on firstname.lastname@example.org or text your email address to 07966 572273 to receive a programme.
See you on the coast.
Park Events Booklet 2014 Discover more about your local parks, green spaces, and countryside by downloading a pdf file from HERE. These are events run by Cardiff Rangers from the Parks Dept all year round. The 2025 programme will be out shortly.
The booklet includes activities for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. The programme also includes events at local cemeteries and the crematorium. The description of each walk in the programme tells you:
how far and how strenuous the walk is
when and where to meet
whether you need to book in advance
if there is a charge. Most walks and activities are free. Some have a small charge which is clearly indicated in the programme.
Wild about Cardiff Keep up to date with the Cardiff Parks Ranger Service on Facebook. Leave them your wildlife sightings, check out their events and maybe get involved and volunteer with them.
Their Facebook profile will keep you updated with all the goings on around the various sites that come under the Ranger Service. These sites range from formal parks, informal open spaces, woodlands, nature reserves ponds and rivers. They aim to show the many wildlife spectacles that can be enjoyed in Cardiff throughout the year and how to get actively involved in your local patch. Please see more info for the disclaimer.
There’s a lot more to the Cardiff County Council Park Ranger Service than first meets the eye. The service has several sections made up of the rangers, the community rangers, the woodland team and a team based at Forest farm Country Park.