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It’s a bug life at London’s Royal Parks this summer half term 2019

Uncover the fascinating world of invertebrates living in London’s royal parks this half term, from bees and beetles to snails and spiders, as The Royal Parks’ Mission: Invertebrate goes on the road.
Royal Parks

Discover the hidden heroes of the royal parks this half term with these free family drop-in activities

  • Meet the royal parks’ most important inhabitants; take part in bug hunting and handling, storytelling, critter crafting and more
  • Discover how bugs are vital to the parks, as recyclers, pollinators and food for wildlife
  • Recommended for children aged 3 to11 years and their families
  • Free with no booking required

Uncover the fascinating world of invertebrates living in London’s royal parks this half term, from bees and beetles to snails and spiders, as The Royal Parks’ Mission: Invertebrate goes on the road.

Join a bug hunt and explore insect habitats, learn fascinating critter facts during interactive story-telling and make bug-inspired crafts to take home. Budding young environmentalists will meet the hidden heroes of the parks and learn about the vital roles they play as recyclers, pollinators and sources of food.

Help The Royal Parks charity in its mission to make sure insects and other invertebrates thrive in some of London’s busiest parks – and across the capital.

Activities will be on offer between 11am and 3pm, and are free with no booking required. The roadshow is recommended for children aged from three to eleven years old and their families. Visit www.royalparks.org.uk/missioninvertebrate for further details.

Thanks to support from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Mission: Invertebrate is working to enhance and protect wildlife in the Royal Parks, while involving thousands of children and adults from across London in conservation activities.

Insects and other invertebrates are truly the most important inhabitants of the royal parks – all other wildlife relies on them. Our free family roadshows are a fun way to help children learn about these tiny creatures and the vital role they play in the environment, both in London and beyond. – Dr Alice Laughton, Mission: Invertebrate Project Manager.

When: Tuesday 28 May, Greenwich Park, Great Cross Avenue and Thursday 30 May, Kensington Gardens, Near Buckhill Playground.

Where: Royal Parks.

Tickets: Free. More info here.