This half term, we’re inviting all nature lovers to go wild for wildlife and learn about the wide variety of plants and animals that make the gorge their home.
There will be a series of daily interactive nature talks taking place in the garden at the Museum of Pre-History where you can discover local flora and fauna, and we’ll be shining a light on the insects that often live in dark places out of our sight but are of vital importance to all ecosystems. We are asking you to help us furnish, stick by stick, a mega bug hotel in our garden to encourage the local populations or creepy crawlies thrive.
To help open your eyes to the illusive and often misunderstood bats that sleep deep in Cheddar’s caves, we’re sending you on an informative bat trail where you can find out facts about these curious creatures. There will also be arts and crafts taking place, where you can make your own set of binoculars to help you spot the local wildlife when out on the Cliff-Top Walk.
Cheddar Gorge is nestled in the heart of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is designated as a Special Site of Scientific Interest, so a must visit for anyone who likes to wonder at dramatic scenery or discover endemic species, and the children always enjoy keeping a look out for the wild goats and their kids!