A rare opportunity for children to meet Bing and Flop from the beloved pre-school series Bing, in real life, is on offer at WWT Martin Mere this half term.

The children’s TV favourites are visiting the wetland and wildlife centre in Ormskirk as part of the Bing’s Nature Explorers event programme, which encourages little and big explorers alike to discover and learn more about wetland nature and wildlife.

As well as the exciting chance to meet and have their photo taken with Bing and Flop, children can enjoy one of the interactive mini shows, which will be held three times a day* over the holidays. A quieter, more relaxed session will also be held on select days for those with neuro-divergent or different needs.

Other activities for Bing’s Nature Explorers include grabbing a map and taking part in a fun-filled activity trail. Helping little ones learn more about the wetland nature and wildlife, Bing and friends appear on colourful signposts that challenge children to discover the amazing natural world surrounding them at Martin Mere. 

With spring in full effect at half term, the youngsters will relish the outdoor adventure and be thrilled to see all the new life around them including white stork chicks and fluffy ducklings while they explore the site in Burscough.

Children are also invited to listen to a Bing story read by a member of the WWT team, from a beloved HarperCollins book, in one of the Bing interactive storytelling sessions that will be held at 12:30pm each day during the holidays.

Victoria Fellowes, Visitor Experience Manager at WWT Martin Mere, said: “Children love to see their much-adored TV characters and we can’t wait to see their excitement at meeting Bing and Flop.  Bing’s Nature Explorers activities have proven very popular for us this spring and we really encourage parents and guardians to make the most of the opportunity, especially as Bing and Flop will be here to say hi.”

There’s no extra cost for children to participate in these fantastic activities. All Bing’s Nature Explorers trail activities are included in the Martin Mere admission ticket or are free to WWT members.

Every child that takes part in the trail receives a souvenir Bing sticker plus their very own pair of paper Bing ears to take home when they attend a meet and greet, mini show, or storytelling session. Bing merchandise is also available to buy at the WWT shop.

Bing’s Nature Explorers is a joint event programme between WWT and Acamar Films, producers of the multi-award winning pre-school series Bing. The programme at Martin Mere runs until Sunday 2 June. Visit www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/martin-mere/ to find out more.




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