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Mar 13, 2006

Kids go Wild on the Downs

Kids go Wild on the Downs from Bristol Zoo Gardens 
Wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy the wildlife of the Avon Gorge and Downs

This was a fun event for under 4’s and their families.

The Avon Gorge and Downs is Bristol’s most important wildlife site. Just two miles from the city centre it is home to an astonishing diversity of rare plants and animals.

Included here is:  Bristol and Wilmott’s whitebeams, Bristol rock-cress, Bristol onion, silky wave moth, lesser and greater horsehoe bats and peregrines. This was a project with Sure Start, a government funded initiative to help children under 4 get the best start in life.

The project aimed to introduce children and parents to Bristol’s best wildlife site, enabling people who do not always have the opportunity of life-skills to benefit from green spaces. The Avon Wildlife Trust was also a partner. Comment summarising success ‘I’ve lived in Bristol all my life and never been to the Downs before. I didn’t realise there was so much here’.

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