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Wildlife nature walk and bug hotel building activity at Conningbrook Lakes

Thursday 22nd August 2019


Bug hotels are coming to Conningbrook Lakes Country Park on Wednesday August 28th, with youngsters invited to come along and get involved in creating the new bug homes.  The bug hotel activity will be led by Kent Wildlife Trust expert, Cristina Juan and is organised by Latimer and Westerhill Homes.    


             WHEN:            Wednesday August 28th, 2019

             WHERE:           Meeting at the Sales & Marketing suite for the Conningbrook Lakes development, Willesborough Road, Kennington, Ashford TN24 9QX

             TIME:               Two sessions, each comprising wildlife nature walk and bug hotel building activity.

                         Session 1:  10am

                        Session 2:  1pm

 HOW:             Places are limited – to book, please call tel: 01233 215155 or email:        [email protected]



The bug hotels, once constructed, will be sited around the park and lakes, offering a great way of recycling and giving homes to all kinds of creepy crawlies.  In a guided activity, youngsters will be encouraged to explore around the park to gather the materials needed to make the hotels, such as leaves, fallen twigs and tree bark, which will help to create damp, dark corners and homes for spiders, beetles, woodlice and bumble bees.   


Conningbrook Lakes and Country Park is a haven for wildlife and birds and this latest event is part of a series of activities staged by Latimer and Westerhill Homes in conjunction with Kent Wildlife Trust, to raise awareness of the family friendly recreational facility on the door-step of Ashford. 



The regeneration of Conningbrook Lakes, a former quarry site next to the Julie Rose Stadium, will see the man-made lakes turned into a family-orientated country park, offering some of the best leisure facilities of its kind in the South East.  The additional investment for improving the park’s facilities is provided by the prestigious Conningbrook new housing development from Latimer and Westerhill Homes on the banks of the Conningbrook Lake. 


A combination of sailing, canoeing, kayaking, walking, cycling and family friendly activities are available*, with the additional investment also ensuring the preservation and encouragement of the wildlife around the park, creating a facility for visitors to explore and enjoy the rich birdlife and wildlife.

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