Children went wild in Danson Park when they not only got the chance to learn about animals, birds, plants and fossils but were also given the opportunity to try some hands-on activities

CHILDREN flocked to Welling's Danson Park to spend a day learning about local wildlife.

The drop-in day in a giant marquee in the park featured Bexley's own rangers and a variety of local and national conservation groups.

There were lots of hands-on activities including searching for fossils, making bird boxes and plant pots, planting seeds and how to make gardens more wildlife-friendly.

Children also had the chance to take a wildlife walk round the park with a ranger to find out more about the hidden life of the park.

The day was part of a whole week of activities for adults and children, which included a bat walk, bird surveys and an evening walk around Footscray Meadows.

The week was part of Bexley's biodiversity action plan to conserve and promote wildlife in the borough. It was organised by Bexley in conjunction with the London Wildlife Trust and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.