Chance to discover the magic of Milton Locks

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families can discover the magic of Milton Locks nature reserve this half-term with the help of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

The small coastal nature reserve is home to birds such as starlings and kestrels, salt marsh plants, butterflies and reptiles such as common lizards. As well as its significance for wildlife, the site also has a rich historical heritage, having once been part of the Portsmouth to Arundel canal, which opened in 1823.

The Milton’s Hidden Seashore Heritage Lottery Funded project is running a series of outdoor family sessions playing in, discovering and exploring Milton Locks. Activities will include den building, scavenger hunts, natural art and plenty of exploring. Family Wild Beach Week runs during half term at Milton Locks nature reserve, Locksway Road, Milton, Portsmouth from Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3, from 10am to midday.

Book on 01489 570240 or by emailing For more information visit

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