Families in Lancashire will have the chance to meet Bing, the title character from the multi-award-winning animated series at WWT Martin Mere this spring.
A Bing and Flop activity trail will be at WWT Martin Mere from Saturday 23 March until Sunday 2 June for Bing’s Nature Explorers event programme. There will be a range of Bing-themed activities to encourage families and young children to explore the fascinating wetlands and discover the birds, plants and animals that live there.
Nick Brooks, Centre Manager, said: “Bing is one of TV’s best-loved characters, adored by children and parents alike. And he’s become one of our best advocates for getting outdoors and learning through play. That is precisely what we at Martin Mere are all about! It’s the perfect match and we’re super excited to share it with everyone who visits.”
The Bing activity trail, which will be accompanied by a paper trail handout, will encourage little legs to explore the further reaches of the wetlands and learn about the range of plants, birds and other animals that will be emerging after winter and starting to have their young in spring.
Meet Bing and Flop
In addition, during the May half term (25 May – 2 June) Bingsters will have the chance to meet the Bing and Flop costume characters for mini-shows and special photo opportunities at daily meet and greets.
Bing merchandise will be available for sale in the gift shop with a souvenir Bing sticker for every child who completes the trail and paper Bing ears for Bingsters at the storytelling and mini show sessions.
Commenting on the partnership Kirsty Southgate, Director of Experiential and Promotions, Acamar Films said: “Bing and his friends love the outdoors, finding opportunities to play outside and learn more about the plants and animals around them.
These Bing activities with WWT will encourage new visitors to their locations and we hope that these visitors also find the same joy in exploring and learning more about UK wetland wildlife.”
Nick Brooks added: “The future of wetlands in the UK depends on younger generations caring about them and learning more about their importance. We feel that Bing, with his innate curiosity and the love he has for being out in nature, is a fantastic character to bring on board to encourage families to visit, Hopefully Bing will also help to inspire some families that may have never visited before, to have fun and learn about what makes UK wetland wildlife so special.”