Family fun day as Runcorn's Wigg Island opens for the summer

Runcorn's Wigg Island visitor centre opens for the summer

Alex Cannell, Ben and Oliver Hough looking at a telescope

John Liggins uses special glasses to look up at the sky

Heather Hulse from Cheshhire Wildlife Trust

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A FAMILY fun day attracted more than 150 people to Wigg Island visitor centre to celebrate its re-opening.

Cheshire Wildlife Trust teamed up with The Knowledge Observatory to organise the event.

Children peered into the sky through telescopes and took part in lots of environmental activities.

They were shown how to identify birds and butterflies and learnt new skills at arts and crafts workshops.

There was also a Mersey Gateway exhibition.

Sue Davies, aged 53, who runs the Knowledge Observatory with her husband, Andrew, aged 52, said: “It was fantastic.

“A lot of people don’t realise we are here so this was an opportunity to show them what we do.”

The two organisations are running a series of joint events throughout the summer.

They are inviting communty groups, gardening clubs and organisations to celebrate international ‘sun’ day on June 22.

For further details, call 0845 2268161 or e-mail or visit



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