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Day of fun at Davy Down
7:00am Saturday 11th August 2012 in News
IF TEAM GB’s fantastic run of medals at London 2012 has made you hanker for some sporting glory of your own, then head down to Davy Down on Sunday.
The Davy Down Trust is holding a free fun day from noon to 5pm at Stifford Pumping Station, in Back Lane, North Stifford, and is offering the chance for visitors to become Thurrock’s first record-holders.
There will be activities for both the energetic and couch potatoes, with giant size draughts, snakes and ladders, Jenga, limbo and sack races, as well as the standing broad jump and high jump.
Warden Steve Mitchell said: “Our usual activities will be available on demand so bring your bikes if you want to be lead down the Mardyke, to stroke a snake or pond dip.”
Standard open day activities include pond dipping, nature walks, and water vole spotting.
Other creatures you may be able to spot at Davy Down include snakes and gigantic American bullfrogs.
Fun and games aside, the trust has told of its sadness at the recent killing of its swan family, who lived on the River Mardyke, and has urged anyone who would like to help stop this from happening again, to get in touch.
Trust chairman Diana Hale said: “On a sadder note we want people who shared our sorrow at the killing of our swan and cygnet family to volunteer to be our eyes and ears in the valley.
“Give us your name and address and we will show you how can you help without putting yourself at risk.”
If you are willing to help, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org