River Petteril Discovery Day

Date: Sat 29 June | 11 am - 3 pm | Petteril Bank Community Centre and The River Petteril

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Go wild by your local river with us at our FREE event for all ages!

You can find us down by the River Petteril and at Petteril Bank Community Centre between 11 am and 3 pm.

Down by the river:   

  • River dipping – discover a secret world of mini beasts who live in your local river, 
  • Wild Play and ‘messy’ art activities; 
  • ‘Bash the Balsam’ – an easy and satisfying way to help look after your local area by getting rid of an alien invader – Himalayan balsam. 
  • Guided walks at 11:30am, 1pm and 2pm.   

Drop in to Petteril Bank Community Centre before you head down to the river and:

  • Have a go at our giant Marble Run: River  
  • See displays created by Petteril Bank School;  
  • Tell us what you think about the River Petteril in this part of Carlisle – what do you like about the river and the green space around it? What could be improved? What do you do when you spend time here? 

Everyone is welcome, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.


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