The New Forest National Park Authority is challenging visitors to the New Forest Show to help create a national park – but this time out of modelling clay!
At the National Park stand in the New Forest Corner visitors can have fun moulding their own animal, person or object. Then they can add their creation to the giant model of the New Forest National Park which shows the unique habitats in miniature.
The fun activity will be on stand 168, block 17 at the New Forest Show in New Park, Brockenhurst, on July 27, 28, 29 and there will be spot prizes for the best creation.
Martin O’Neill, the New Forest National Park Authority’s Director of Information and Visitor Services, said: ‘We hope budding artists of all ages will really think about why they love the New Forest and help us to create a model National Park which captures why people find it so special.
‘At one level, this is a fun activity for people of all ages who are enjoying a day out at the county show. On another level it illustrates an important point: the New Forest is what we make it.’
Also on the stand you can see life-like models of fascinating birds and hear their calls.
The New Forest is an important stronghold for birds such as Redshank, Dartford Warbler, Nightjar and Snipe. As they nest on the ground, they have evolved to develop superb camouflage and distinct characteristics. Visit the National Park stand to find out more.
Hilary Makin, Communications Manager, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646600
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The New Forest National Park lies mainly in south-west Hampshire; it is famous for its stunning landscapes,wildlife,coastline & picturesque villages. It is the eighth national park in England and the first in the south-east to be created for nearly 50yrs.