Something for everyone at Tentsmuir

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Those looking for free family fun this summer are in luck, with three great events coming up at Tentsmuir national nature reserve.

First off is Nature Explorer Day on Thursday, July 26. Participants will test their navigation and wildlife identification skills while they wind through the forest to Tentsmuir Point. A crafty corner and Eye Spy will provide even more fun for the family.

On Thursday, August 2, it’s time to go on a treasure hunt, build a bird or bug house and have some fun with nature dials at Habitat Day. Last but not least is Red Squirrel Activity Day, with a squirrel quiz trail, guided walks and plenty of other activities on Thursday, 9 August.

The events are put on in partnership between Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Forestry Commission Scotland.

Tom Cunningham, SNH reserve manager, said: “We have a packed schedule of events this summer so, if the weather cooperates, we should have plenty to keep the kids – and the adults – occupied!

“We always get wonderful feedback from participants about our events, coming out to the nature reserve is a big treat for everyone and reminds us all how much we miss some time out in nature when we’re busy.”

All events take place between 12.30pm and 4pm and meet in the car park and picnic area. No booking is required. Call Tom on 01382 553 704 with any questions.

Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve (NNR) boasts constantly moving sand at the edge of the sea to the colourful dune heathland. Seals haul themselves out of the water to watch the world go by, while hungry birds fill up on the rich mix of food hidden in the mudflats. Inland, you can discover the hidden gem of Morton Loch and search for birds like the shy teal dabbling at the water’s edge and the elusive otter.