Yesterday was beautiful. Absolutely lush lush lush. I just feel so much happier when the sun shines. Such a shame it isn’t going to be the case today and over Easter. Oh well, worse things could happen and we’ll just have to embrace the wet weather. Yesterday was fab though. We were up and out by ten and headed down to Highbridge to the Secret World Wildlife Rescue open day. The centre isn’t far from Burnham-on-Sea, off Junction 22 of the M5. You can read about what we got up to there in this post.
Badger Bonanza at Secret World Wildlife Rescue!
The theme was Badger Bonanza and the event will run the whole weekend. We’ve been to open days in the past a few times so I knew what to expect. Secret World is all about caring for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. They do a fantastic job and have loads of volunteers. If you follow them on twitter of Facebook, they often post very cute photos of the animals they care for.
They have a beautiful site just outside of Highbridge and a brand new educational building for schools to use. At the open day, it is a chance for visitors to take a peek inside Secret World and learn about wildlife and the work that goes on there.
Hook a Duck!
They had lots of stands selling local food, as well as crafts, face painting and little games for the children. B was straight in with the “hook a duck” game and bagged himself a rooster soft toy.
He loved this owl made of wire. He was more interested in this than the actual owls they had out!
We headed through the site, spotting mink, ferrets, deer and bunnies. They do have badgers and hedgehogs but as you can imagine, they are often sleeping since they are nocturnal. We did spot a sleepy fox though napping in a tree.
And some very cute terrapins chilling in the sunshine on their rocks.
Have you been to Secret World in Somerset? They run open days throughout the year so be sure to check out the website first before visiting. The next open weekend in 2017 is Easter weekend 🙂