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Monday 18 to Sunday 31 July 2016

OuseFest returns this summer with a fortnight of over 80 local events celebrating the Ouse Washes Landscape and Communities! There’s plenty happening at a variety of venues right on our doorsteps, spanning from St Ives and Fen Drayton Lakes all the way to Downham Market in Norfolk. It’s a perfect opportunity to learn more about the history of this fascinating part of East Anglia, the local wildlife and habitats and traditional Fenland life. OuseFest is sure to be lots of fun and a great way to reminisce about the old days, think about the future and enjoy everything our beautiful local area has to offer.

Events include wildlife activities, family fun days, history trails, kite aerial photography workshops, village walking tours, poetry workshops, folklore talks, art trails, photography exhibitions, theatre performances, craft workshops and film festivals. There is sure to be something for all ages.

This only gives a taster of what’s happening during OuseFest. To find out more and to see the full programme, please visit www.ousewashes.org.uk/ousefest, Twitter or Facebook. If you have any other questions or would like to volunteer at an OuseFest event, please contact Sara Marshall on sara.marshall@cambsacre.org.uk.

2016 Programme

Manea Fun Day

Saturday 23 July 2016

A key date is an exciting OuseFest Fun Day taking place in Manea on Saturday 23 July between 11am – 5pm. There will be lots of fun activities held at Manea Pit Nature Reserve and RSPB Ouse Washes (with a shuttle bus between the sites). At Manea Pit Nature Reserve there will be pond dipping, angling sessions, a quiz in the community orchard and a guided walk around Manea. There will be face painting, bouncy castle and refreshments available to purchase. At RSPB Ouse Washes, join a fascinating guided walk, take part in a nature trail, try out a mini-beasting kit and explore stalls from some wonderful organisations.

To find out more and to see the full programme, please visit www.ousewashes.org.uk/ousefest

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