Reception Visit Williamson Park
The Reception children enjoyed a great day out at Williamson Park, in Lancaster. The day began in the delightfully warm Butterfly House, where there was a variety of different sized and very colourful butterflies. Emma, our guide talked to us about the butterflies’ habitat - we looked for eggs and cocoons hiding in amongst the leaves and plants but we had to be very careful to look where we were walking, as there were quite a few butterflies on the path.
Next, we went to investigate the Minibeast Cave, which was fascinating trying to spot the creatures in the tanks. Some were camouflaged, so we really had to look carefully to spot them. The favourite creatures in there were the stick insects, snakes, the green and black frogs and the lizards.
Shelbie, the African Land Snail and Strawberry the snake came to meet us in the education centre. We were given the opportunity to hold these two creatures and learn about where they live and what they need to survive. Many of the children enjoyed the experience of holding them.
To finish our day out, we had a play in the playground and went to see the small mammal area where the meercats proved very entertaining and the children’s favourite animal.