Easter Mini Review: Spring Nature Trail, Kingfisher

During the Easter holidays, nature has come inside The Kingfisher Centre in Redditch.

So whilst we are waiting for the sun to remember it is spring, we decided to check it out before we went onto the play centre.

Collecting our free map at Customer Services we started with a photograph on the bench for our chance to win a family ticket at 360 Play before beginning the trail. Helpfully aided by footprints from various woodland creatures we soon found our first display where some of our smaller woodland friends were hiding.

The map features a quiz to complete on your way around the trail. Each display contains a rhyme that provides a clue to the quiz answer. My four year old is unable to read yet but was able to answer the questions when I read the rhyme to her. It was a really enjoyable way to help her learn more about nature. Those older children will have fun completing the quiz for themselves by looking at the clues.

There are six displays spread out through the centre and it took about 20 minutes to cover them all. They are spread out in a perfect way to keep the kids busy if you wanted to follow the trail whilst visiting the shops or to burn off some energy before a meal or the cinema.

We went to hand in our quiz answers back at customer services and were rewarded with a chocolate lolly pop and a pot to fill up on the bottomless yogurt at Nandos. I was a little disappointed that only one lolly pop and tub was provided as I had my two girls with me (so I ended up having to bribe the little one with another treat).

I would say this is a great way to fill in some time if you are planning some shopping or a visit to the other amenities in the centre (and a chocolate reward is always good to have).

For more about the trail go to Kingfisher’s Website

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