Seaton Jurassic creates a social hub for local communities

A youngster travels back in time at Seaton Jurassic. Picture: MATT AUSTIN

A youngster travels back in time at Seaton Jurassic. Picture: MATT AUSTIN - Credit: Archant

A new season of special events is launched at the award-winning visitor attraction

Award-winning Seaton Jurassic has launched a new season of special events to bring the local community together and encourage participation and shared learning.

Starting this month there will be a series of weekly afternoon ‘Tea and Talk’ sessions for people to go along and learn about local wildlife, landscapes and the natural world.

Devon Wildlife Trust’s Ruth Testa, from the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project, will be the first to deliver a fascinating talk about these very special and rare creatures today (Wednesday, September 20). Other talks include topics such as the life of snakes and reptiles, and an introduction to the geology of the Jurassic Coast.

All of the talks will be followed by a delicious Devon cream tea.

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Visitor experience manager, Paul Thrush said: “Seaton Jurassic has very quickly become a firm favourite for families, particularly during school holidays but we are keen that the centre becomes a hub for locals and surrounding communities, too.

“We hope that our autumn programme of weekly events will establish Seaton Jurassic as a meeting place, a starting point to explore the local area and somewhere to visit to find out about local wildlife and the natural world.”

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Continuing with the wildlife theme, there will be two weekly nature walks on offer.

On Fridays adults can enjoy a local wildlife walk and on Sundays, family walks are being planned to get children excited about nature.

Moving indoors, weekdays will see an array of free drop in sessions in the café including Crafty Nature, Game On! - board games, puzzles and cards, along with Stay and Play for mums and toddlers.

Weekly ‘Explore your Neighbourhood’ drop in sessions are being organised by the Tourist Information Centre and will showcase a different aspect of local culture, walks, towns, museums and other aspects of local life that are interesting to explore. Staff will be on hand to give those attending the sessions advice and information.

Full details and start dates and times can be found on the Seaton Jurassic website or by calling 01297 300 390.

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